Video

Can’t say for certain whether I’d ever heard of Life Without Buildings—short-lived Scottish indie band with decidedly unusual, charming female vocals—before today, but I can say for certain that I’d never listened to them until now. Their lone LP isn’t available in full on Spotify, but their live album is. Having listened through once, I am also certain I’ll be back again soon.

(Source: Spotify)

Tags: music spotify
Audio

kubrickcast:

Killer’s Kiss

In the second installment of KubrickCast, Bill and Renan consider Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss (1955). Set in mid-century New York City, it’s the tale of a down-on-his-luck boxer, the fetching dancer who lives across the way, her tough guy boss, and a mannequin factory whose owner is about to file a big insurance claim. Plus: how it compares to Kubrick’s early documentary short, Day of the Fight; how New York has changed (and stayed the same); the fundamental enigma of Frank Silvera; and the now-forgotten feature film about the making of this film.

Afternotes: So, we were right about the film being shot in old Penn Station, or at least partly right, since we weren’t entirely sure. And apparently wrong about Grand Central. Or, Bill was.

Links for Killer’s Kiss:

There’s more where this came from.

Photo
"D.C. Follies" if you know what I’m saying (at Kalorama Heights)

"D.C. Follies" if you know what I’m saying (at Kalorama Heights)

Photo
I think I know what’s about to happen with all that junk inside your trunk.

I think I know what’s about to happen with all that junk inside your trunk.

Photo
So, this is a thing now? #winefordummies

So, this is a thing now? #winefordummies

Video

New* Johnny Cash album? New Johnny Cash album.

*Previously lost tracks from 1980s recording sessions.

(Source: Spotify)

Tags: music spotify
Photo
And here is actually Michael Lewis, with Andrew Sullivan on question-asking duty. (at Lisner Auditorium)

And here is actually Michael Lewis, with Andrew Sullivan on question-asking duty. (at Lisner Auditorium)

Photo
Here to see Michael Lewis saying Michael Lewis-y things. (at Lisner Auditorium)

Here to see Michael Lewis saying Michael Lewis-y things. (at Lisner Auditorium)

Video

Everybody listen to this song now, it’s the best thing since things.

(Source: Spotify)

Tags: music spotify
Photo
Yeah, this bison burger with caramelized onions was pretty tasty.

Yeah, this bison burger with caramelized onions was pretty tasty.