Friday, June 13, 2008

Festival season

A selection of the events in my neighborhood over the next ten days is here (warning: a photograph of a rude hand gesture is part of the festival's logo) and here. That's just within walking distance, before the Jazz Festival starts, and not including the fireworks competition, or the regular performances here.

And it's the season to eat from Jean-Talon...

Went out a little while later and saw people advertising for the Fringe Festival-- two young women, maybe Japanese, wearing mime makeup and outfits that might have been Swiss milkmaid costumes and might have been French maid costumes, doing a synchronized song-and-dance routine.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Today at the Chronicle: a very interesting and engaging Russell Jacoby article about Paul Piccone, founder of the journal Telos.