October 05, 2012

Clippings: The Origin of Fire

My friend Josepha is spending a year in Italy or Slovokia or both or something (I'm not entirely sure of the specifics) and she is blogging about it, and it is awesome and hilarious and full of her wry fabulous personality. So check it out: Culture Smack

Joseph Epstein on Henry James. I've got to pick up Portrait of a Lady again. (The New Criterion)

The Gospel According to Pinterest (New York Times via Evangelista)

A new fall mix from Liz. (There's Always Money in the Banana Stand)

Have you ever made a Polenta Cake? It sounds amazing. (The Year in Food)

There are signs of hope everywhere, my friends: the oldest and largest abortion clinic in New York City has closed. (First Things)

Have you read this great interview of Ben Hatke over at 7imp. Because you should. It's great.  (7Imp)

A fascinating little reflection on the word "Jealousy" from Br. Charles at Dominicana

If I didn't give jam all the time as a hostess gift (I am so predictable), I'd give flowers. (Design*Sponge)

Fennel and Mushrooms: my favorite veg of fall. (101 Cookbooks)

List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness.” (The Smart Set)

J. K. Rowling's favorite author should not surprise us, considering the length of her novels. (WSJ)

Please stop firing the copy editors! (SFist)

Lastly: this sunday Pope Benedict XVI will name the great Medieval mystic, abbess, composer, and generally awesome saint Hildegard von Bingen a Doctor of the Church. So, here, listen to this (from Anonymous 4's recording of The Origin of Fire):


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Maggie! Top of the weekly wrap up! This is seriously my new claim to fame!

  2. Love the photo at the top!