Our introductory guide to Paris ex-pat writers in the 20th century.
Something about Paris inspires writers. Maybe it’s the architecture, the history or the city's aura as a creative center. Whatever it is, it's done well to inspire folks like Henry Miller, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce.
Add to that home grown talent like Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre and Marcel Proust and there’s definitely something in the air in Paris that makes for great literature. So, in homage to the Paris of the past, and the writers that made it great, we've assembled a quick and dirty guide:
A leading man in the 1950s, Clift defined a new age of acting craft.
Montgomery Clift ruled the screen in the mid 1950’s. Idolized by James Dean, Monty broke the Hollywood mold and created his own iconic path.
Raised as a middle class Nebraskan, Clift’s mother was convinced that they came from Southern aristocracy. He and his siblings grew up tutored in French, Italian, and German, which left him unprepared for high school, yet well equipped for a career in portraying class aspirations.
The Restless Transplant shares a few thoughts from the road.
The second in a series that's like a vulcan mind meld between us and the Tastemakers of today.
When we’re not kicking ourselves (literally) for not living Foster Huntington’s life, we like to sit down and follow his travels. We’ve talked with him before (and before that), and with the recent launch of his book, we wanted to catch up again.
Here’s a few things we learned while chatting with the Restless dude…
Local chef Adán Fausto shares simple, straightforward fall recipes. Part 2 of 3.
Potatoes were first planted in American soil around the 1830s, and since then our obsession with the spud has only grown. The starchy vegetable’s a staple of the American diet, and for good reason: it’s nutritious, tasty, and cheap. But, we thought it was time to upgrade the sour cream and cheddar cheese slathering most potatoes receive.
Chef Adán Fausto, of Sweet Woodruff, offered to give us a hand, making a simple recipe that provided all the goodness of the potato, with a few new ingredients, and fresh new sauce.
Bringing the Chevy 3100 into the modern age with clean lines and one hell of an engine.
Last week, we traded emails with Jonathan Ward of Icon trucks who turned us onto two new projects he's releasing to the public today. And, to whet our appetite, he kindly attached a few pictures.
Jonathan’s been working with trucks since 1996, when he started his own Land Rover service center. Since then, he’s brought some of the most aesthetically clean, aggressively performing, and damn cool trucks we’ve seen.
In demolishing the Drake, developers have destroyed history to make history.
On July 30, 1973, the four members of Led Zeppelin sat puzzled in their hotel rooms on the 17th floor of the Drake Hotel in Manhattan. The previous night, more than $200,000 in cash mysteriously disappeared from their hotel safe deposit box, a crime that remains unsolved.
That’s the kind of history that permeated the brick and mortar of the Drake Hotel, which once stood at Park Avenue and 56th street in New York.
Our friends at American Giant reflect on the unexpected joys of not coming to the party.
Our friends at American Giant came to us with a story. They'd recently been to the Bonneville Salt Flats where there was going to be a race. But when they showed up, no one was there. Which was a bummer, but not a total mess—they now had the place to themselves. So, they wrote a great post about it, and they even got to talk to a Bonnevillian veteran.
And then they got to thinking, Hey, a couple weeks ago, when we went to Yosemite, there too, the park was vacant. What's with this? Is this a blessing or a curse? So, writer Sean Bradley sat down to reflect on the unsuspected joys of showing up to the non-party.
Outlawed and illustrious, The Cannonball Race had a life of its own.
In 1979, the fifth and final Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash took place. A 2,800 mile gas guzzling, rubber burning, speed filled race that challenged the best drivers to see how fast they could travel across the continental United States.
From the busy streets of New York City to the sun and sand of Redondo Beach, California—the highways of America welcomed the greatest outlawed race there has ever been.
From Horror Beauties to Ghostbusters, this week’s Tunes + Diversions are in the spirit.
1. 100 HOTTEST HORROR ACTRESSES: With Sarah Michelle Gellar ranked at #25. [NSFW] / Gunaxin
2. SHANE MCCONKEY DOC: A man who embraced the belief that if you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. / Red Bull
To shave or not to shave? That is the question. Welcome to Movember.
Movember starts on Friday. You may be asking yourself if you’re going to participate. Your lady may not be thrilled. Your boss even less so. You may even encounter a cynic here or there. The idea of being 100% clean-shaven on November 1st may simply be a terrifying thought to you.
Is the beard so sacred that one cannot go mo for a month? You’d likely find a few men in Joseph D.R. OLeary’s universe who’d say so…
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