Entries in NPR (5)


une citation

"I don't mind to look older. I don't have this urge that so many people have that they've always got to look young all
their lives. I think you should be the age you are and enjoy it... But if you want to have it, go ahead and have it,
but take a good look before you do because, just maybe, you look absolutely beautiful the way you are."

Grace Coddington on Fresh Air

(portrait by Donald Robertson


and the bride wore lavender

Who says that the bride has to wear white? Sofia Coppola, who married long-time boyfriend Thomas Mars in Italy on August 27, looked dazzling in her custom lavender Alaïa gown (...I wonder if she'll ever wear this frock again!). But in my opinion, it was one-year-old Cosima and four-year-old Romy who took the cake. Aren’t their matching white frocks adorable? After listening to an archived NPR interview between Frances Ford + five-year-old Sofia the other day, one can only wonder what her baby self would have to say about this :) 

(images courtesy of fashionologie, via the terrior and lobster


look up!

While I was listening to NPR over the weekend, a story regarding a supernova on the handle of the big dipper caught my attention (I’m big nerd). Apparently, supernovas in the milky way - this is where we live - occur only once every 100 years! It’s not visible to the human eye, but if you’d like to see it, a small telescope will do the trick. You can read more about it here :) 



on radio: an op-ed

A little-known fact about myself: I rarely watch TV (save for Mad Men of course, which I watch on iTunes). I try so hard to get into shows like The Bachelor[ette] and The Hills/The City, but I just can’t do it. Do you know how many conversations I have not been able to participate in because I don’t follow reality television?! The number is probably in the thousands. Don’t hate me for saying this (!!), but I find public radio endlessly more fascinating than The Real Housewives of [insert city name here]. I begin each day by listening to NPR’s Morning Edition and I look forward to Sunday nights when I can stream the latest episode of This American Life from the program’s website. I love that radio shows force me to use my imagination. And I love that they’re about real people-- real heartbreaks, real victories.. Call me what you may (I call myself a 60-year-old trapped in a twenty-something’s body), but I’d take Ira Glass over Lauren Conrad anyday :)

I’d love to know-- what radio shows and/or podcasts do you listen to? Besides The Skirted Roundtable, I really have yet to explore the realm of podcasts .. Is there anything I'm missing out on? 


Wes Anderson on NPR's Fresh Air

If you are like me and are obsessed with Wes Anderson, you might enjoy the interview he did last Friday with Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air about the making of Fantastic Mr. Fox. I find the film so fascinating because literally everything in the set was hand-crafted under Mr. Anderson's supervision. I'm dying to get my hands on the book he wrote about the behind-the-scenes process of making the film (thank you Samantha of post-grad hair cut for informing me that it even existed!). If you have yet to see the film, you're in luck-- it was just released on DVD last week. To be honest, I thought it was a little slow, but it's worth taking the time to watch because it is so aesthetically beautiful!

(photo courtesy of filmmaker magazine)