Author Archives: Eve Sturges

The Missing Piece, Shel Silverstein “sound of silence on the first snowfall” Like a Prayer, Madonna E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial Night, Eli Wiesel
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“Appalachian Spring,” Aaron Copland The Hobbit , J.R.R. Tolkien Young Americans, David Bowie Christian Smith Maestoso, Symphony No. 3 in C minor,* Camille Saint-SaensW The Simpsons “challenging but fun!” *follow the link to listen!
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Magpie Minute #3

We wanted an “apocalyptic” location; how’d we do?
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Brazil Let It Be, Tim, or Pleased to Meet Me, The Replacements Motherless Brooklyn and Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem Newsradio The Iron Giant Grosse Pointe Blank London Calling, The Clash Runaways and Y: The Last Man, Brian K. VaughanW The Venture Bros. Boys & Girls in America, The Hold Steady
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Magpies In The News!

And by “news,” I mean Elle Decor Magazine. All Honolulans have something of the magpie in them, picking and choosing from one another’s cultures things they admire or think sensible (everyone, for example, has adapted the Japanese custom of removing their shoes before entering a house, and the Polynesian tradition of tucking a flower behind [...]
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The teachings of Gautama BuddhaW The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine When Elephants Weep, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson “Video” and “Private Party,” India. Arie A General Theory of Love , Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon “As Tragic,” John Craigie* A Prairie Home Companion on NPR* “Broken Wing,” The Shook Twins Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams There [...]
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Robert Wilson’s Woyzeck Breaking The Waves The Famished Road, Ben Okri Valley Girl (the movie!)* Valley Girl (the sound track!)** Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy Democracy Now! Abbey Road REDCAT Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott ” *I think this was the first movie I ever recorded onto VHS off of HBO. We watched it every day for [...]
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No Country for Old Men City Of God The Prestige DJ Shadow
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Magpie Minute, #2

Magpie Minute, #2 from MagpieTV on Vimeo.
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”Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen Dillon Beach The 400 Blows The San Francisco Giants Bright Eyes “You’re a Big Girl Now,” Bob Dylan Miller’s Crossing The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen Crosby St. in NYC Joel Burns “You rock Eve! What a great idea for a site! check out Magpie Minute #4 for my experience with The 400 [...]
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“Miserere,” Tallis Scholars “Time to Say Goodbye,” Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston “I Dreamed A Dream,” Susan Boyle “And Still I Rise”* Maya AngelouW This Is My Beloved, Walter Benton Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester Lawrence of Arabia The Godfather: Part [...]
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Magpie Minute, #1

A Magpie Minute, #1 from MagpieTV on Vimeo.
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MagpieTV: Episode 4

An afternoon with Sayre Piotrkowski. Drinking beer, talking soul… Episode 4 is here! See Sayre’s complete list, posted September 2nd, 2010! video edited by The Magpie List
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“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” Sam CookeW “Oh My Angel,“ Bertha Tillman “I’m A Lonely Stranger,” Arthur Conley The Invincibles (“Can’t Win,” “Keep on Trying,” and of course “Heart Full of Love”) “All in My Mind,” Maxine Brown (“live!”) American Movie Treme The Wire Hanna-Barbera Laff-A-Lympics The San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Collector’s Edition [...]
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Brothers, The Black Keys This American Life A Bit of Fry and Laurie Lisbon, The Walkmen Physics: Principles with Applications, Douglas C. Giancoli Eating the Dinosaur, Chuck Klosterman Mad Men Middle Cyclone, Neko Case Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga Don’t Try This at Home, Billy Bragg
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Enter the Void (“it is the 2001 of the 2000s!”) NirvanaW Lee HazlewoodW The Velvet UndergroundW John Cassavetes Werner Herzog Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl Mom “It’s all about the past and the moment and how it takes me into the [...]
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New on Mondays: Magpie Minute

A Magpie Minute, #0 from MagpieTV on Vimeo.
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Ciao! Manhattan The Search for Delicious, Natalie Babbit Selena Oh No They Didn’t! Liquid Sky Approximately Infinite Universe, Yoko Ono The Two Sisters (Directors Cut) Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill, AM Homes From Burger it Came* Chex Mix *If you only follow one link today, follow this one to Dominic [...]
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Harold and Maude “Suzanne,” Leonard CohenW Starry, Starry Night Robert Maplethorpe’s flowers A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens Twin Peaks “The Only Living Boy in New York“, Simon & Garfunkle Stardust Memories John Lewis “I guess all the rain has got me in touch with my melancholy side. So glad you are doing this.”
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Earth* Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir, Peter Balakian The Lives of Others The Fall, Albert Camus L’affaire Farewell* “The Long Goodbye”*, Ara DinkjianW Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard Il Postino Love Letters: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran to May Ziadah *follow links to trailers and music!
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