Goodbye to all that. (Hello, 2016.)


T.H. White, The Goshawk (New York Review of Books Classics)

Malcolm Gladwell, "Threshholds of Violence," The New Yorker, October 19, 2015

Elena Ferrante, The Neapolitan Novels (Europa Editions)

Luc Sante, The Other Paris (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

William Finnegan, “Off Diamond Head," The New Yorker, June 1, 2015

Clark Strand, “Bring on the Dark:  Why We Need the Winter Solstice,” The New York Times, December 19, 2014

Michael Psilakis, How to Roast a Lamb (Little, Brown and Company)

Peter Guralnick, Sam Phillips:  The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll (Little, Brown and Company)

Nan Fairbrother, The House in the Country (Knopf)

Beverley Nichols, Green Grows the City (Timber Press)

Reginald Arkell, Old Herbaceous (Modern Library)

Stephanie Labelle + Ohara Hale, Marianne Ferrer, Cyril Doisneau, Les Carnets de Rhubarbe (La Pastèque)

Kathryn Schulz, “The Really Big One," The New Yorker, July 20, 2015

Roy Scranton, “We’re Doomed.  Now What?,” The New York Times, December 21, 2015


Bob Dylan, The Best of the Cutting Edge:  1965-1966, The Bootleg Series vol. 12 (Columbia)

sample track:  “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Take 8)”

Destroyer, Poison Season (Merge) + Destroyer, The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, September 30, 2015

Kurt Vile, b’lieve I’m goin down… (Matador)

Beach House, Depression Cherry (Sub Pop)

Crazy Horse, Crazy Horse (Reprise)

200 Years, s/t (Drag City)

Joanna Newsom, Divers (Drag City)

Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

Nick Drake, Bryter Layter (Island)

Ryley Walker, Primrose Green (Dead Oceans) + Ryley Walker & Myriam Gendron, La Vitrola, Montreal, June 18, 2015

Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker, Land of Plenty (Whistler Records)

J. Mascis, Tied to a Star (Sub Pop) +  "Fade Into You" single + J. Mascis, La Salla Rosa, Montreal, June 5, 2015

Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp (Merge)

Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

Dillinger, CB 200 (Island)

Nancy Pants, Total Nancy Pants

Jessica Moss + Big Brave, Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC

Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure (Virgin)

John Cale, Slow Dazzle (Island)

Tame Impala, Currents (Interscope)

Jamie XX, In Colour (Young Turks)

Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dread Beat an’ Blood (Virgin/Heartbeat)

Mbongwana Star, From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

Tame Impala, Innerspeaker (Modular)

Alvvays, s/t (Polyvinyl/Transgressive)

DIIV, “Bent (Roi’s Song)”

Loscil, Sea Island (Kranky)

200 Years, s/t (Drag City)

Bent Wind, Sussex (Ugly Pop)

Night Shades, “SofterScience (Dave Retouch)”

Michael Hurley + Myriam Gendron, La Vitrola, Montreal, April 24, 2015

Pharoah Sanders + Endless Boogie & guests, Baby’s On Fire, Brooklyn, NY, May 6, 2015

Moving Images

Spotlight (2015), dir. McCarthy

Güeros (2014), dir. Palacios

The Wolfpack (2015), dir. Moselle

Cocksucker Blues (1972), dir. Frank

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015), dir. Vinterberg

Iris (2014), dir. Maysles

Carol (2015), dir. Haynes

Norman McLaren:  Experiments in 3-D, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, March 28, 2015

Deux Jours, Une Nuit (2014), dir. Dardenne Bros.

The Look of Silence (2014), dir. Oppenheimer

Food & Drink

return to DiFara, Brooklyn, NY + DiFara's Classic Pie

tasting menu at Rocky Slims, New York, NY

Bar Raval, Toronto, ON

Honest Weight, Toronto, ON

asparagus + morels

Gramercy Tavern / Foragers Kitchen Night @ Foodlab with Paul Wetzel and Natasha Pickowicz (NY, NY), January 16, 2015

hoppin' john, pts. 1 (the story) & 2 (the recipes)

Gullah Nation Night @ Foodlab with chef B.J. Dennis (Charleston, S.C.), May 16, 2015

grilled chicken with fennel-chile rub

sesame noodles summer

Orne Meadows cheddar, Cabot Creamery, VT

Victory, Pils (PA)

Von Trapp, Pilsener (VT)

Hill Farmstead, Mary (VT)

Vadouvan-spiced "tandoori" carrots

California Sandwiches, Toronto, ON

Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen, Buffalo, NY

wine + pizza @Norman Hardie Vineyards, Prince Edward County, ON

A Canadian Thanksgiving in Upper New England, Washington County, VT

homemade ice cream


4th of July Parade, Cabot, VT, July 4, 2015

Barnstock, Maple Corner, VT, August 22, 2015

Christmas Eve Service, The Old West Church, Calais, VT, December 24, 2015

bootleg Bernie t-shirts

the rapture 2.jpg

skywatching, Washington County, VT


Happy New Year from your friends at " endless banquet"!

aj + m