I haven’t had too much time to hang out with my Netflix account since binge watching Orange is the New Black season 2 but I watched the recent Divine doc over the last few nights and couldn’t have loved it more. Like many I was introduced to the insaniac world of Divine and John Waters via Hairspray at the tender age of 7 which instantly became my favorite movie. Since then my John Waters love affair has not ebbed from watching all of his earlier films at 16 in 16mm at calarts summer school to having him sign my copy of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and talking ab Debbie Harry at Wesleyan to seeing his xmas stage show a couple years ago. But I digress this is ab Divine. The film does such a nice job of capturing the dichotomy between the often shy, sensitive, and sweet Glenn Milstead and the balls out/DGAF personae he created that seriously busted up the drag scene. He was beloved and earnest and dedicated and I cried, a lot at the end when JW talks ab losing him. Its the love letter to Divine that he deserves, WATCH THIS!
Unfictional, one of my favorite radio shows has done it again with this oral history piece about Jeff Buckley’s break-out London moment. YOU MUST LISTEN NOW!!!
Camp Food - Cooking by Yan Wang.
I just got back from a few days in Montana. My man and I decided to skip town at the last minute in a major way for 4th of July. We flew to Missoula and set off in a suped-up Subaru Outback to Glacier National Park. I teared up as we drove along the shores of Flathead Lake passing cherry grove after cherry grove, kids jumping off bridges into rivers and clamoring shoppers at many a roadside fireworks stand. I don’t take many pictures of natural landscapes bc pics never do them right, so here’s some images of this shiz that really gets my juices flowing. EEK is an americana nostalgia road trip junkie to the core and this was a much needed dose of unplaces, natural beauty, kitsch, and quiet.
Seriously, one look at this place Compania de Cafe, and I want to get in the car and drive all the way out to freaking San Fernando. What a beautiful interior and those cookies with the frosting modeled after Mexican Painted pottery….damn Bonita. See more gorgeous photos here.
Spring Awakening with this rare flower.
Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.
Nothing if not consistent.
I know I already sent this to you but I like to picture you sitting at your desk bopping along to this jaunty jam at your computer. Miss ya!
Balkrishna Doshi, Aranya India Low Cost Housing, 1983
Centenary Pool by James Birrell
Los Alamos, CA
Best road trip pit stop on the way back from Big Sur last weekend. Find me at my boutique farmstead hotel here in 10 years. (well maybe hopefully more like 5!)