Tuesday, January 22, 2008

more maps to live by

I have a thing for maps, being the daughter of a land surveyor who worked in an office coated with them, so I was interested in "'An Atlas of Radical Cartography' a "collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration."

Getting ready for the bday party on 2/16 I've been thinking of pivotal songs & musical artists at various times in my life, and so far have a list that ranges from Patty Griffin to Liza Minelli, REM to Camper Van Beethoven, to, well, ahem, Andy Gibb. Yup, Shadow Dancing was pivotal at age 10. Anyhow, It's easy to be a snob after a certain amount of eductation, but critics often go ahead and ask what accounts for the rampant popularity of acts like Celine Dion" Alex Abramovich at The Flavorpill blog had an interesting essay on just that as well as taste in general....

speaking of taste, everyone knows that Blue Bottle has the best coffee in town.I found out this a.m. that they're opening a new Cafe downtown @ 66 Mint St (parallel to 5th ST off Mission) tomorrow! Cool beans, literally.

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