Category Archives: …Open Grafetti

Why I love Salman Rushdie

In the current New Yorker magazine, there’s a Salman Rushdie story titled In The South, which opens like this: “The day that Junior fell down began like any other day: the explosion of heat rippling the air, the trumpeting sunlight, … Continue reading

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A new poem from Steve Toth: “Willing to Change”

…Like the rain dropping everything but its desire to reach the ground… — from “Willing to Change” by Steve Toth. share?

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Better than the movie

Anthony Lane’s New Yorker Mag review (titled “Highly Illogical”) of the new (eleventh) Star Trek movie is dense, running on 24 levels, and funny as hell. There are too many good bits too thickly interwoven to be plucked out as … Continue reading

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What a remix can do

Open it up, cut the edges sharper, make it jump, deliver a richer experience. Case in point, “Gora gora rang” by Imran Khan. share?

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Constructionist cooking: what is it?

Constructionist cooking: what is it? Last night I put half a turkey breast, sea salt, two dried Turkish bay leaves, and water (to cover plus an inch) into a slow cooker on low, and forgot about it. share?

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Spring appetite

Spring appetite: I want some toasted almonds (a must in April!), a red pear, and some toast, and to walk on the beach in bare feet, even if it’s clammy and cold outside, and a hug from a particular someone … Continue reading

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Music, and the web and journalism

Raghav’s song Humrahee and an essay about how the web is affecting journalism have one thing in common — uncommon beauty. share?

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Short sketches, reversals, and more

Short sketches, reversals, and… the Internet, PDA’s and juries… Am trying to write short stories so I can tighten my story sensibility before I go back to work on the book. Wrote two rough ones on the morning commute. Inspired … Continue reading

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