At Absinthe we're quite fond of our local library and are fortunate to live close enough to see it from our window, and though we advocate borrowing books there are some that definitely belong on your own book shelf at home. These are a few of our favorite books (and other things) from 2011:
Karaoke Culture by Dubravka Ugresic
Stone Upon Stone by Wieslaw Mysliwski
Coming from an Off-Key Time by Bogdan Suceava
12 Who Don't Agree by Valery Panyushkin
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
Picture World by Niels Frank
Not much to say about cinema though we did enjoy Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and our favorite blockbuster film to absolutely avoid is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Don't waste your money!
Our favorite music video features, what else? Supermodels.
And our favorite newsletter of 2011 is the new Absinthe newsletter sent out monthly on the 15th! You can sign up right here for news about Absinthe, interesting events, book & film recommendations, and more.
We're looking forward to a great 2012 and wish you all a Happy New Year!
Ali A. Mazrui (1933-2014) - I'm a bit late in reporting this -- he passed away on the 12th -- but Ali A. Mazrui has died; see, for example, Douglas Martin's obituary in *The Ne...
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