Well this is just way too cold for me to run. (Don’t tell my high school self, though: I used to run in weather this cold all the damn time.) Luckily today is a split shift day — in the kitchen this morning, hosting tonight — and I’ll have about three hours in between to run when it’s a little warmer.
Today’s the third day of my half-marathon training, which makes it my first “rest” day. It’s also a work day, so instead of truly resting I will be biking 6.6 miles today — 3.4 miles to work, 3.2 miles home.
Somebody stole my Ace bandage after my run today.
ETA yeah that’s a collection of prized Mardi Gras beads on the bannister.
Via the Baltimore Sun. My grandmother lived on this street for years, right next to the house with the hubcap Christmas tree.
Baltimore: delightfully tacky.
Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe
This is incredible news for the internet, and for readers at large. Vox Media, the people who run the very pretty and generally well-written sites SB Nation, Polygon and The Verge have bought the Curbed Network, aka my former employer when I was with Eater for two years.
Felix Salmon explains why this is good for both companies, but the bottom line is this: the diligent newsiness and in-crowd spunk of Eater, Curbed, and Racked can only get better with Vox’s resources and aesthetic stylings. Can’t wait to see where the future takes them.
Also maybe now Curbed founder and (former?) CEO Lockhart can make a quick trip over to the Napa Valley to hang out.
By popular demand, Lucky Peach #9 is our second Cooks & Chefs issue—aka Cooks & Chefs 2.0: once more, with feeling.
Francis Lam pays a visit to the lauded but elusive Alex Lee; Peter Meehan talks life (and how it happens to a cook) with legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming. Daniel Boulud and Michael Anthony school us in the art of omelet-making. Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold and funny-as-hell artist Lisa Hanawalt hop on board as new columnists.
And there’s a magazine inside the magazine, like a Russian nesting doll: with content culled from René Redzepi’s annual MAD food conference, which Lucky Peach had the honor of co-curating.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film looks at the early-’60s Greenwich Village folk scene, as populated by a brooding moocher played by singer-actor Oscar Isaac. Its soundtrack, like the movie itself, reflects the way many different strains of folk music collided in the early ’60s.