Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What We're Reading, Hearing, Watching - Part 1


Tanya was struck by Mark Bittman's (NYTimes columnist, food writer and author of the book "Food Matters") opinion piece in the Times last week about what's wrong with the U.S. food system and "what would make the growing, preparation and consumption of food healthier, saner, more productive, less damaging and more enduring."

You can read the column here, in the New York Times. And be sure to check out his website, which is chock full of recipes. He doesn't just talk the talk, he cooks it too!

What do you think of Bittman's suggestions?

Jason is reading "The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century" by George Friedman.

Friedman's projections include:

  • A second full-blown cold war with Russia
  • China undergoing a major extended internal crisis
  • Mexico emerging as an important world power
  • Technology that focuses on space for military purposes and new energy resources

A little light reading for ya!


Jason's perennial favorite is Echoes with John Diliberto.

The music is quiet, soothing and "puts me in a good place".

Tanya discovered a new songwriting duo today.

You may already know them, but if you don't, run over to NPR.org to check out the husband and wife team Over the Rhine. The way they write about relationships and life. just. captures. it.


Live theatre, of course! This weekend Olivia stars as Helen Keller in ACTA's production of The Miracle Worker.

It's her largest role to date (even though it has the fewest lines).

and Miranda....

takes the stage with the Red Mountain Theatre youth ensembles for a song and dance show featuring musical numbers from Into the Woods, Anything Goes, The Music Man, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Next to Normal, Bye, Bye, Birdie, and more. The show is choreographed by Broadway veterans and features some really talented 6 to 18 year old performers.

If we weren't in the theatre this weekend, we'd definitely be watching the TEDxManhattan 2011: Changing the Way We Eat live webcast from 10:30 - 6:00 on Saturday. Hopefully the feed will be archived.


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