Summer summer summer!
Far, Far Away….
“[Lincoln Center] is the one place in New York City that I consider my home.”
So said Audra McDonald last night to Charlie Rose in talking about her career on stage and screen, her new album Go Back Home (Nonesuch Records) and her upcoming performance on Live From Lincoln Center.
See the complete interview here, and don’t forget to tune-in on Friday on PBS (check local listings).
(Audra McDonald performing at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall; Photo by Richard Termine/Lincoln Center)
Fromage frais recipe from The Little Paris Kitchen, by Rachel Khoo
Makes about 14 oz
Fromage frais has a smooth, creamy taste and a subtle acidic note, making it less smelly socks and more freshly washed white linen. Of course, an additional plus is that it’s low in fat and cholesterol, but that doesn’t mean it’s low in taste.
• 2 qt 2 percent or skimmed milk, preferably organic but not UHT or homogenized
• 1/2 cup plain live or probiotic yogurt, preferably organic
• juice of 1 lemon (6 tbsp)
• a pinch of salt or sugar
• 2 tbsp heavy cream (optional)
Get the full recipe on the Chronicle Books Blog.
good picnic food!
Did you know? NYC & Co. has ranked the tour of the Lincoln Center campus as one of the best in the city? Lincoln Center offers daily guided tours showing fans of music, opera, dance, and theater behind the scenes and stages, and you never know who you might see there! Learn more here.
(Photo: Mark Bussell)
Favorite place for meeting up with T!
Chances are you’ve heard that in a recent interview, Claire Messud responded to a patronizing question about one of her characters — “I wouldn’t want to be friends with Nora, would you?” — by giving her interviewer a smackdown that resonated across the blogosphere. At Page-Turner, several authors (including Rivka Galchen, Jonathan Franzen and Year in Reading alumna Margaret Atwood) offer their own takes on the matter of “likeability.” (There’s also this piece by our own Emily St. John Mandel to consider.)
Ferris doesn’t move that fast but it would be hysterical to watch T!
In the era of quick fixes and instant gratification, the unexpected success of “the hardest workout ever put on DVD”
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