February's Best New Music
By new, I mean “new to me”. The best of the music I acquired this month: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire (OST) Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection Bon Iver, Blood Bank Various Artists, War Child - Heroes Vol. 1
Vivi sings “Baby Beluga”
Mark McGwire didn't tell the truth or lie; he was... →
Another great Posnanski column, this time taking a look at Mark McGwire’s responses during the Congressional hearings on steroids in baseball.
EW's Top 25 Active Directors →
Pajiba’s response to the somewhat ridiculous top 25 directors list Entertainment Weekly just published. Among the directors not on EW’s list: Woody Allen Spike Lee Hiyao Miyazaki Sam Mendes David Cronenberg Alfonso Curaon Wes Anderson Tony Scott David O. Russell Cameron Crowe
Awe. Some. →
The superest supergroup ever: members of Smashing Pumpkins, Fountains of Wayne, Cheap Trick and Hanson have recorded an album under the name Tinted Windows and will be playing for the first time at SxSW next month.
The Lovely Wife and I went to Alinea on Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. The meal, and the entire experience, was beyond amazing; it’s pretty rare to have spent as much money as we did (and we only did the tasting menu, not the tour) and walk away feeling like it was worth it, but in this case it definitely was. Everything, from the atmosphere to the service to (of course) the food...
The No-Stats All-Star →
Great, great Michael Lewis article expanding the Moneyball idea to basketball, with Shane Battier as the subject.
Calumet Fisheries →
Saw it on “No Reservations” this week and as a Chicagoan born and raised I was embarrassed that I’d never been there. Daryl meanwhile was practically drooling at the prospect of freshly-smoked fish and shrimp. We’ll be making the nearly one-hour trek to the Indiana border sooner rather than later, that’s for sure.
Map of Popular Super Bowl Words Used on Twitter →
This is SO COOL. H/T to Richard for posting this on FB…