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Chico Buarque

This is in cinemas in Brazil now, and although I will be seeing Caetano Veloso live (again) in Austin I would be more thrilled to see this film on the big screen.

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Emmanuel Lubeski

Some reading and some more.

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Xanadu II

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
A mighty fountain momently was forced:
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher’s flail:
And mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred river.

–S.T.C.

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Chris Marker

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Basalmic Tuna

I bought fresh Gulf tuna yesterday. It smells like the ocean.

I tried this recipe and it is quite good. I am curious to know how the dish will be cold — I think yet better, vinegary, like some kind of escabeche. We can have all sorts of hot vegetables with it, and I am going to make a summery potato salad — not an American one, but a light and flavorful one, like the potato salads of the Baltic.

About that escabeche recipe: I would like to try it too, but to do so I would need to get hold of a non-industrial chicken. And about basalmic recipes for tuna, there are many. Now I want to try them all.

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La table

I am looking for a desk or table 28″ high and these are not easy to find, despite this being one of the recommended heights for desks. I have found these amazing table legs, however. Then there is this, which I do not love, but it is only 27″ high and I could truly love that.

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El castigo sin venganza

Lope de Vega composed it in 1631, when he was 68. This performance was realized in the Globe Theatre, in 2014. The play is now 384 years old.

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