It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a knitter in possession of a knitting project also wants something else to do while knitting
. This week's picks:
MDK Archive Deep Dive
I'm getting the Fair Isle twitch again. The words Alice Starmore
have drifted back into my consciousness, as happens. If you'd like to read what happened the last time I got this jones, it's basically a 13-episode binge read:
Season 1 (like Homeland
's fast start): 1
Season 2 (like the weird season of Friday Night Lights
Season 3 (as muddled as the last season of Lost
. Albert and David Maysles, directors. Yes, the brothers who brought us the documentary we all love, Grey Gardens
. This 1968 documentary follows four door-to-door salesmen as they pitch their fancy Bibles to people who mostly don't want them. Seared into my memory—it's Death of a Salesman
plus David Mamet in grainy, real life. It looks like it was made a hundred years ago.
For a Laugh
Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's new fake documentary series is the best. We will, however, challenge Bill Hader to an Edie-off, anytime. Sweatpants and cardigans at fifty paces. If you haven't seen our own mockumentary of a documentary, Grey Garments
, well, here are Kay and Ann in 2040:
What is everybody listening to and watching? Would love to hear what's in your ears and eyes.
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