Author Archives: Eve Sturges

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow ” Israel Kamakawiwo’oleW Tommy Boy V for Vendetta The Confession(?) Disney Movies
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French films, especially Amélie & La Femme Nikita This House of Sky, Ivan Doig ”Brown Eyed Girl” * Van MorrisonW English Premier League Football, Arsenal (see Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby) Best in Show Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke or pretty much any poem he ever wrote ”The Sweetest Thing” [...]
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My daughter A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane Travels with My Aunt, by Graham Greene Mondovino Good Mexican food The smell of the sea on a hot and stormy day Amadeus Five Leaves Left, Nick Drake The White Ribbon BaliW  
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Citizen Kane Romeo and Juliet, William ShakespeareW Ulysses, James Joyce piano concerto no. 1, Tchaikovsky* Kind of Blue, Miles Davis My Parents The courage to be mild Mac Computer German Board Games Richard BurtonW *follow the link to listen to Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no. 1 on youtube!
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Already Dead, Denis Johnson Enter Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein Canticle V (The Death of St. Narcissus), T.S. EliotW The Celebration Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco Oblivion: Stories, David Foster Wallace Lonesome Crowded West, Modest Mouse Marcel Duchamp* Hocus Pocus, Kurt Vonnegut *follow the link to a cool website about Marcel Duchamp!  
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The NBA Playoffs JetBlue Cheeps Haley Reinhart on American Idol Baconalia at Denny’s Empire Records ”The Infanta” by The Decemberists Parks & Recreation Community Mine Is Yours, Cold War Kids Diet Coke  
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Languages The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffeneger “One,”  U2* The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery “Changes,” Tupac ShakurW The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi Sex and the City (the show!) The Memoirs of Cleopatra, Margaret George Henry and June, Anais Nin *Follow the link to hear “One,” by U2, or access the complete album, Achtung [...]
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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pumpkin Spice Granola 20 under 40 Down comforters “Wax & Wire,” * Loch Lomond The New Abs Diet Parks & Recreation *follow the link to listen to Loch Lomond’s “Wax & Wire” and download their album,  Night Bats, here.
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Raincoats, Raincoats We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson Francois TruffautW and Jean-Pierre LéaudW “Gloomy Sunday,” * Rezso Seress The short stories of Roald DahlW Love and Death Myrna LoyW and William PowellW Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf Parks and Recreation tUnE-yArDs  
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All Quiet on the Western Front,  Erich Maria Remarque The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex, Chris Jericho A Time to Kill, (movie and the book), John Grisham The Bible The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Tupac Shakur Me Against the World, [...]
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Found: A Magpie Treasure

While creating a Magpie List is designed to be a quick, painless, no-pressure procedure, sometimes someone gleefully throws away any Magpie suggestions to abandon “thinking too much,” and sends along their in-depth explanations. And honestly… we love this. Los Angeles artist Greta Svalberg has eloquently described each item on her list with such consideration that I [...]
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Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace “Echidna’s Arf” and “Don’t you Ever Wash that Thing?” from Frank Zappa’s Roxy & Elsewhere Rock My Religion, Dan GrahamW Darkness/Light/Darkness,* Jan SvankmajerW Coast to Coast AM with George Noory (10:00 every night on 640 KFI) Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook, Sally Fallon The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein The World is [...]
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The Sartorialist The Devil Wears Prada Moulin Rouge! Lucky Magazine Hotel Costes CD’s Mad Men Boardwalk Empire The Social Network So You Think You Can Dance Mesrine: Killer Instinct
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The Food Network: Giada De Laurentiis , Paula Deen, and Ina Garten “Act a Fool,” Lil John Pretty Woman ”The News,” Jack Johnson* My aunt’s tamale pie recipe Egg in a basketW 80 year old women in my body pump class The Gipsy Kings “Daughters,” John Mayer “Kill them with kindness” (“Just the expression…it’s what I [...]
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Birthday Magpie

Today is Lily Clare’s 8th birthday.  Every day I search through your lists for inspiration, but my daughter is every reason that I strive to be a better person, and to live a bigger, better, fuller life. She inspires me with her inquisitive perspective (“why do we poop, anyway?!”), her keen attention to detail (“you have sleeping bags [...]
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Peter Max Paints America, Peter Max Emily Post’s Etiquette Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White Anne of Green Gables (“the book, by Lucy Maude Montgomery AND the Kevin Sullivan films starring Megan Follows”) Running Fence, Christo and Jeanne-Claude [...]
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Magpie Minute #12

“Little did I realize that what began in the DVD player of my quiet home would end in the badlands of Griffith Park…”
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Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenW ShakespeareW (“almost anything, esp. King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night“) Philippa Gregory The Jungle, Upton Sinclair The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton Night, Elie Wiesel The Road, Cormac McCarthy The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas The [...]
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David Sedaris Transcendental Meditation Frank’s Wild Years, Tom Waits Woody AllenW Kristen Wiig Maria Bamford Mitch Hedberg Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Debbie HarryW Candace Bushnell Melinda Hill is one funny lady; click on her name, below, to see her website, and read her blog, “Marriage Material!”
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Reprise (Norway) City of God (Brazil) A Prophet (France) You the Living (Sweden) Ajami (Israel) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France) Downfall (Germany) Gomorrah (Italy) Let the Right One In (Sweden) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania) “Foreign language films I love”
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