Author Archives: Eve Sturges

The Dramatic Imagination, Robert Edmund Jones Introspective, Pet Shop Boys Deadwood “Adagio for Strings,” Samuel Barber* Babette’s Feast** Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Extras / The Office / Stand-Up, Ricky Gervais & Steve Merchant Hamlet, William Shakespeare The Little Sister, Raymond Chandler A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle *follow the link to hear an NPR story discussing the impact of [...]
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Magpie Update (!)

Just a quick note, because I am so excited about the direction in which TML is headed! First Up: The Magpie List goes audio! Check out Ariella Blejer’s list from October 15th; she explains a bit about “Anne of Green Gables” and why it’s on her list.  So cool. Stay tuned for other fun stuffs [...]
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The Cowboy & The Lady, Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret Kill the Moonlight, Spoon Jesus’ Son Who Framed Roger Rabbit Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco Innocent Man, Billy Joel Almost Famous Farewell Waltz: A Novel, Milan Kundera Neil Young’s Voice (“especially “Heart Of Gold, live!”) Townes Van ZandtW “I can’t believe Kalen Egan and I both have [...]
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The Holy BibleW Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig “Deathbed,” Relient K Brave New World, Aldous Huxley The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkein The Lord of the Rings ( The Motion Picture Trilogy)
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Meet a Magpie: Melia Dicker

In the interest of full disclosure: I went to high school with Melia Dicker. I think I speak for my classmates and teachers when I say we all knew she was destined for great things. We were right. Melia is inspiring because she’s not someone who merely desires change, she is out in the world [...]
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Cancer As a Turning Point, Lawrence LeShan Pride and PrejudiceW Somewhere Over the Rainbow, IZ
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Patti Smith( “poetry and song”) Cate Blanchett (“especially in Hedda Gabler at BAM“) Henrik IbsenW Anais NinW Mysore styleW Ashtanga Vinyasa YogaW 80s Movies (“especially Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,  and The Breakfast Club“) My Daughter, Sadie Jerry GarciaW Graceland, Paul Simon (“my desert island CD that always makes me happy”) Honesty and Inner Strength
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Banksy The Dharma Bums,  Jack Kerouac Amelie Julian Casablancas Michael Pollan Furr, Blitzen Trapper Carla Bruni* DexterW Zach Galifianakis National Geographic *have a listen!
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Magpie: Steve Young

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter” e.e. cummings See Steve Young’s list here!
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2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack The Gilded Palace Of Sin, The Flying Burrito Brothers Atlas Obscura Durango Boots The Most Beautiful Songs of Africa, Orchestra Super MazembeW Lisbon, The Walkmen The Road, Cormac McCarthy Collapse Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond “awesome, Eve, just awesome”
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Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling Continuum, John Mayer Jane Eyre, Charlette Bronte Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar Sense & Sensibility Cruel Intentions Soundtrack “Green Eyes,” Coldplay The Parent Trap (“w/Lindsay LohanW‘”) …Baby One More Time, Britney SpearsW Fight Club
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Minuet in G,* Bach Mikrokosmos 131, Bela Bartok Canope, Claude Debussy Lanquidity, Sun Ra Aventures,* Gyorgy Ligeti Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no.4), Frederic Chopin MadlibW/Yesterdays New Quintet* Karlheinz StockhausenW Blue in Green, Miles Davis and Bill Evans Apple Pie (“yum”) *have a listen!
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The Song of the LionessW, Tamora Pierce Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling The Girl With the Silver Eyes, Willo Davis Roberts Pride and Prejudice (“the 1996 BBC miniseries and the Jane Austen book“) The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis My So-Called Life Joss WhedonW(“particularly, but not limited to, Buffy the Vampire Slayer“) Veronica MarsW The Lord [...]
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Days of Heaven John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan Back to the Future The Moviegoer, Walker Percy “In the Penal Colony,*” Franz Kafka The White Album, The Beatles Catch-22, Joseph Heller Boogie Nights Dog Day Afternoon Bonnie and Clyde *click the link to read the entire story!
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meet a magpie: travis shettel

Travis Shettel is the only man I know who can fold his own 6’4″ frame onto a Vespa and look cool, instead of silly. And even if anyone did laugh, I don’t think he’d mind. Travis is someone who manages to make an adventure out of life, and it’s one of the many reasons I [...]
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Almost Famous Grey’s Anatomy Dancing in the Moonlight, King Harvest Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert Brushfire Fairytales, Jack Johnson Isaac Gritsevsky (“my grandpa”) So You Think You Can Dance Costa RicaW Hilarie Burton’s character in One Tree Hill (“I’m a silly one, I know!”) Scott Harrison, founder of Charity: Water
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You Shall Know Our Velocity, Dave Eggers The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon In Utero, Nirvana Pierrot le fou Punch-Drunk Love Bachelor No. 2, Aimee Mann Having a subway system and keeping it [Sonic YouthW] > Dave Longstreth > Kurt CobainW > Bob DylanW > The BeatlesW > SMiLE Bootleg via Brian Wilson’s 2004 [...]
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meet a magpie: faleena hopkins

I met Faleena Hopkins a little over three years ago.  She has a huge smile and a loud laugh, like her personality: strong and beautiful. 2009 was a difficult year for me, and Faleena rose to the call of friendship with presence and grace. When I created The Magpie List, it’s people like Faleena who [...]
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The Shawshank Redemption Guacamole at Casa Vega The squirrels at the park on Tujunga Elbow (band)W Sigur RosW or GoldfrappW – LIVE Pumpkin Loaf (the food) 1:11, 12:12, 4:44, 5:55 Hummingbird feeder Charmed (“yes. Charmed.”) Salmon En Croute (Trader Joe’s) read about faleena’s latest project in the magpie blog!
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