Author Archives: Eve Sturges

Summerhill, A.S. NeillW French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell Before Sunrise and Before Sunset Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Robert Sapolsky L’Auberge Espagnole School of Rock Garden State (“the soundtrack!“) Awareness, Anthony De Mello Read more about Melia’s project, “Reschool Yourself,”  in the [...]
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Raiders of the Lost Ark Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson “Sister Ray,” The Velvet Underground 77  BOADRUMW The Wire (“Season 4“) Moby Dick, Herman Melville Christina’s World, Andrew WyethW, 1948 Vertigo “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down,” Bob Dylan live 1966, The Royal Albert Hall Concert There Will Be Blood // var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_WIDTH = 520; [...]
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West Ham United Football Club A Separate Peace, John Knowles Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (“really ALL Charlie KaufmanW films”) “and the 15 albums that have REALLY touched my life” The Police – Ghost In The Machine Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here Genesis – Three Sides Live Michael Jackson – Thriller Pearl [...]
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Friends Saturday Night Live The River, Bruce Springsteen Blue Collar Comedy Tour “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Bob Dylan “Life Goes On,” Tupac Magnolia Eminem The Killers Coca-ColaW // var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_HEIGHT = 391; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_EXPANDED_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_EXPANDED_HEIGHT = 665; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_POS_X = 0; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_POS_Y = 0; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_WIDTH = [...]
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Felicity Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself, Judy Blume (“really any Judy Blume book but this one in particular!”) Bridget Jones’s Diary: A Novel, (“and the film!”) Dork Whore, Iris Bahr Wall-E Rent Shakespeare in Love Pride and Prejudice (“and the film!“) Sex and the City “That’s all I can think of for right now [...]
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Jesus is Magic, Sarah Silverman Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, Maria Bamford Houston, We Have A Problem, Greg Proops Six Feet Under Strangers with Candy Choke, Chuck Palahniuk Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris Official Book Club Selection, Kathy Griffin The 40-Year-Old Virgin “Losing My Edge,” LCD Soundsystem laugh with some of Steve’s own comedy in [...]
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Midnight Cowboy (“the movie & the theme!”) The Source, James Michener The Rite of Spring, Igor StravinskiW Mark RothkoW Symphony No. 1, Gustav MahlerW La Valse Maurice RavelW
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today’s magpie mission: FAQ’s

(Seems Like a Good Place to Start) Q: What ARE all these lists, anyway? A: The Magpie List is an ever-growing  resource for inspiration; the books, movies and films that have shaped people’s lives. Q: Where do they come from, WHO are all these people? A: Eve, a writer in Los Angeles, started collecting lists [...]
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The Way Things Work, David Macaulay Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, The MountaineersW King’s QuestW, Roberta Williams The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien The Road Not Taken, Robert FrostW Natural Capitalism, Amory B. Lovins The Goonies “Embryo,” Black Sabbath A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein [...]
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1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie 2. Transformer, Lou Reed 3. Cripple Crow, Devendra Banhardt 4. Mixed Up, The Cure 5. Parallel Lines, Blondie 6. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac 7. The Greatest, Cat Power 8. Harold and Maude Soundtrack, Cat StevensW 9. Shadows Collide With People, John Frusciante 10. The Very Best [...]
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Arthur – Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, The Kinks The Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand Anchorman Hills Like White Elephants, and The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest Hemingway The Flaming Lips – The Fearless Freaks The World According to Garp, John Irving Black Elk Speaks, [...]
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“She’s Electric”,  OasisW “You Wouldn’t Like Me,” Tegan and Sara “You Make My Dreams”  Hall & OatesW “What the Snowman Learned About Love”, Stars “All My Days,” Alexi Murdoch “Swimming,” Florence & The MachineW “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes “Walking Out of Stride,” Badly Drawn Boy “Something Good Can Work (Ted & Francis [...]
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Sling Blade The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Illusions, Richard Bach Buffy The Vampire Slayer Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling  (“over and over and over…”) // var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_HEIGHT = 391; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_EXPANDED_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_EXPANDED_HEIGHT = 665; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_POS_X = 0; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_POS_Y = 0; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_HEIGHT [...]
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Harold and Maude the bone peopleW, Keri Hulme “Hold On,” Tom Waits “Home,” Eric Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Women Be Wise, Bonnie Raitt & Sippie Wallace “Trouble,” Cat Stevens “Long, Long, Long,” The Beatles The NutcrackerW, Tchaikovsky Outlander, Diana Gabaladon “Hymn to Freedom,” Oscar Peterson // var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_WIDTH = 520; var LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOTAL_COLLAPSED_HEIGHT = 391; [...]
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The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Good Will Hunting Ender's GameW, Orson Scott Card I Love You, Man The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee Haruki MurakamiW The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirW Jurassic 5W Modern Family
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This Book Will Save Your Life, A.M. Homes On Beauty, Zadie Smith Geek Love, Katharine Dunn Frank O'HaraW Sarah VowellW The Bird And The Bee The BlowW Camera Obscura Devendra BanhartW She & Him Lykke LiW The KinksW “the books that have left an impression…the music I’m listening to tonight” October 2008
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The Metric SystemW Siddhartha, Herman Hesse Square Nails (“Hand forged, one at a time.”) Acadie, Daniel Lanois WilcoW Brighten the Corners, Pavement Box of Moonlight Being There Landscape ArchitectureW 16 ” powder day off Shuksan Arm on top of a 50’ base “Landscape architecture is the perfect balance of art and science.”
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The Wire The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin Race, Paul Mooney Pastel Blues, Nina Simone Bravebird, Amel Larrieux Cee-Lo GreenW The Truth, PrinceW Ballads, James BrownW “That’s a start. HOLLA.” Watch Sayre and Eve drink beer and discuss his list in MagpieTV, episode #4!
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Nocturne in Black and Gold-The Falling RocketW,  James Abbot McNeil Whistler, circa 1875 Synecdoche, New York Miranda July Loose Woman: Poems, Sandra Cisneros “Possibly Maybe,” BjorkW Arrested Development My So-Called Life Untitled Film Stills, Cindy Sherman Paris, Je T’Aime Among My Swan, Mazzy StarW Explore Ashley’s blog, “Sally Lou Vintage,” and read about our Magpie [...]
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Mary OliverW Carolyn KizerW Marilynne RobinsonW Michelle Obama’s speech about Fear Raymond CarverW Youssoupha Ma RaineyW Edith PiafW Judith Warner, NYT Ugly Betty (the character) “Your question is great and it kind of weirded me out because it is exactly one that I have been asking myself for MONTHS now as I try to finish [...]
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