Wednesday Round Up :: 6 April 2011
I read a whole lot of amazing stuff in the course of a week. I’m going to start providing y’all with the highlights.
Every Wednesday, starting right now.
THE ARTS & POLITICS
Chicago’s new mayor sat down with Tribune Theatre Critic Chris Jones to discuss where he sees Chicago’s theatre, dance, and music heading during his forthcoming administration. Also, how he can’t get into a sold-out Steppenwolf show, just like the rest of us.
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN LIVING
In a recent study conducted by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, more than 48 percent of consumers say they have been consuming less seafood overall since the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. The new initiative Gulf Wild will enable consumers to track down, via the “Find My Fish” website, where and when a fish was caught, including a picture of the fisherman who made the catch.
DESIGN & STYLE
Martha Stewart has been tweeting up a storm about this app she and her team just released. I LOVE dying Easter eggs, but I was on the fence about whether or not I needed an app for that. Thanks to Black Eiffel’s review and tutorial, I don’t know that I can make it through this Easter season without. This is going right up there with Peepshi on my priority list.
26 Wedding Flower Ideas You Should Totally Steal (The Knot)
The Knot’s site usually overwhelms because there are literally THOUSANDS of articles, pictures, and suggestions for even the tiniest wedding detail, but I appreciated that this article was short, sweet, and well curated. There are 26 wedding flower ideas compiled here, one for each letter of the alphabet. I haven’t really begun to think about flowers yet, but the gorgeous pictures I saw here really put me in the mood; I especially liked that many of the featured flowers were rustic, unconventional, not pink, and some weren’t even flowers at all.
I have wanted to try this recipe ever since I read the author’s book, A Homemade Life. Perhaps this is the weekend to do so? The warm, puffy, buttery goodness would make a nice distraction from wedding gown and apartment hunting. The reason I like Molly Wizenburg, is that she makes sure to never divorce a recipe from the people and place where it originated; this is something I’m trying to incorporate more into my own recipe postings. Also, her food is to die, people. There’s a reason her blog has all those awards.