Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Discovery Day -- Real Geographic Discoveries of the Modern Age

Happy Discovery Day -- Real Geographic Discoveries of the Modern Age



A post for Columbus Day -- Columbus didn't actually discover anything and by most accounts he was a pretty unlikeable guy. However, the era of exploration was full of actual discoveries as adventurers stumbled across lands previously uninhabited by people.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Pop-Up Broadway: Exploring L.A.'s Original Great Street

Mayor Garcetti's first executive direction was the launch of the Great Streets program. Even though Broadway is not one of those Great Streets, is was chosen to show what a great street could look like for Pop-Up Broadway. I popped over to see what they city feels makes a great street -- which apparently involves a lot of yarn.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vive les minets - French Dandyism in the 1960s

Vive les minets - French Dandyism in the 1960s



Jacques Dutronc's "Les play boys" came out in October, 1966, in which he sang "J'ai pas peur des petits minets. Qui mangent leur ronron au Drugstore." Just who were these minets of whom Dutronc professed to have no fear?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9 songs about cats

9 songs about cats



There are too many lame listicles of supposedly great cat songs. Here are nine songs about cats to which Alan has given the stamp of approval.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yet More One Album Wonders

Yet More One Album Wonders



My fourth installment of One Album Wonders -- bands from the Golden Age of the LP who utterly avoided the sophomore slump.