By bendystraw on November 10, 2013
The first movie made in a country without movie theatres and directed by a woman where women are second class citizens would be worth seeing, regardless of how good it is. But Wadjda is good. What is it about movies with bicycles? This one features a ten-year-old Saudi Arabian girl, Wadjda, who wants nothing more […]
By bendystraw on November 6, 2013
It’s important and healthy to try out new things you probably won’t be good at. Here’s a rug I’m making: Rug braiding class is fun, frustrating, and full of people who know how to do practical things, like sewing, getting a garden ready for the winter, and taking care of horses. We admire each other’s […]
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By bendystraw on November 5, 2013
One post a day, starting with boogie pasta.
By bendystraw on December 16, 2012
Are we doomed to a life of lackluster multiplex movies, forced to live vicariously through tweets and Netflix recommendations from urban folks?
By bendystraw on October 29, 2011
On Thursday night Northampton’s Iron Horse had a cozy, old-timey vibe—the perfect antidote to the cold, wet snowflakes falling outside. The Two Man Gentleman Band stole the show, covering just about every vice in their short set: fancy beer, chocolate milk, girls, prescription drugs, reefer, and tikka masala.
By bendystraw on July 14, 2011
About fifteen minutes from our Northampton apartment, past fields filled with little leaguers, past a lake, and down a twisty road is the Whately Chapel, facing a garden and a field of horses and cows. During the summer, Wednesdays at the chapel are Watermelon Wednesdays. There’s music, bats, a dog, and, of course, watermelon. Last […]