Have you seen The Lost Daughter? The psychological drama film follows a professor on a solo vacation, who meets a younger mother at the beach and flashes back to her own parenting experience. It absolutely stopped me in my tracks. (My friend Lizzy posted after watching: “I am not okay!!!!!!”) What I found fascinating was how every woman in the film vacillated between being seen as a “madonna” or a “whore” — and once you age out of those roles, you’re sort of… nowhere. Maybe a shrew? I cannot stop thinking about the movie, and I am now planning to rewatch and soak it all up again. It has soared into my favorites list (along with The Father, When Harry Met Sally, and Goodfellas — all so different, ha).
Digging these art prints of New York City. The pizza rat!
Cyrus Ferguson created an Instagram series called “Unintentional Sculpture Analysis,” where he breaks down — in perfect art-world patter — different scenes around Brooklyn. An empty lot, scaffolding, a discarded Christmas tree, they’re all suddenly fine art pieces with a LOT to unpack. I laughed so much watching these.
I read about Caramelo tortillas on Lottie + Doof’s holiday gift guide and ordered three packs for Alex. Made with duck fat, pork fat or avocado oil, the tortillas taste amazing — super thin, super chewy, super flavorful. They’re made in Kansas by Mexico-born-and-raised Ruben Leal, who missed the kind of tortillas he ate growing up. Such a great gift for a food enthusiast, don’t you think?
P.S. More fun things, and a darkly funny book I can’t stop thinking about.