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Eating Animals 3: The Arbitrary Carnivore

by Patrick on November 6, 2009

No, that’s not the name of a chapter from a Michael Pollan book, though it could be.  In this short video, we again visit with Sherri Gallentine, as well as drop in on my wife Edan as she prepares to cook dinner. [vimeo][/vimeo] [Note:  the theory about animals that I put forth during the horse […]


A Pair of Dan Chaon Links

by Patrick on August 25, 2009

What better way to celebrate Tuesday, that most underrated of days (It’s not Monday, after all!), than with a pair of Dan Chaon related stories.   As regular readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of Chaon’s work.  His new novel, Await Your Reply, hits shelves today.  You can read my review of it […]


Charlie White at Printed Matter this Saturday

by Patrick on April 14, 2009

I’m not usually in the business of linking to other bookstore’s events, but if you’re in New York this weekend, you should definitely head over to Printed Matter for artist Charlie White’s signing: Aiming for the jugular of the American unconscious, the photographs of Los Angeles-based artist Charlie White inspect the culture’s fictions through staged […]

Jones Coffee: The Best Coffee in Pasadena

by Patrick on March 23, 2009

We asked, and you voted.  And voted.  And voted.  And of all the categories and all the local business, Jones Coffee got the most votes of any of them.  We took a trip over to Jones Coffee last week to see what makes them so special.  Check it out: [vimeo][/vimeo] Thanks again to Jones Coffee […]