The litter in littérateur. Ricky Opaterny on Books, Music, Art, and Sports


Some Things That We Recommend

Filed under: — Ricky @ 8:57 pm

In no particular order:

Summer Hours film by Olivier Assayas
Great House
novel by Nicole Krauss
The music of Imogen Heap
Leica M7
film is the new digital
Trois Coleurs
films by Krzysztof Kieslowski
restaurant in San Francisco
40mm Leica Summicron-C
camera lens
Lose You
by Pete Yorn on Live from New Jersey
Market Table
restaurant in the West Village
New Yankee Stadium
entirely unnecessary, but totally great
Gialina’s pizza in San Francisco
cafe for studying in the West Village
article from Harper’s
Taïm the best falafel in New York
Sushi Zone
in San Francisco
restaurant in San Francisco
For Common Things
book by Jedediah Purdy
Apple in-ear headphones the new, not old, ones
A Gate at the Stairs novel by Lorrie Moore
The Management Myth book by Matthew Stewart
Blaue Gans for watching the big soccer games in NYC
Westville for brunch in the West Village
HP 12c calculator
Sag Harbor
novel by Colson Whitehead
30 Rock
NBC television show
Three Lives & Co. bookstore
statistical-type software
Bouley Market for the finest cookies in TriBeCa
Endpoint poems by John Updike
The Folded Leaf novel by William Maxwell
Elsewhere, U.S.A. book by Dalton Conley
The New York Times
iPhone app
iPod original 2nd gen
listen to music like it’s 2002
American Association of Museums membership
Vivo Barefoot shoes by Terra Plana
novel by Joseph O’Neill
International Klein Blue
Urban Angel album by Natalie Walker
Delirious New York Rem Koolhaas’s manifesto for the City
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 the best lens for under $100 (or $200) you’ll ever buy
I Was Told There’d Be Cake essays by Sloane Crosley
The Echoing Green the best baseball book of the decade
Robert Marc maker of glasses
LAMY Safari Fountain Pen awesome with Moleskine notebooks
Shout Out Louds band
All My Friends song by LCD SoundSystem
SMS Text Messages things sent with mobile phones
Jack Spade Kate Spade’s male accessory equivalent
Videotape song by Radiohead
What Is The What novel by Dave Eggers
By Picadilly Station I Sat Down and Wept song by Tracey Thorn
Garden State not the film, but its soundtrack
n+1 literary journal
Greene Street in SoHo
Tombo Rollerball Pens the refills are water- and fade-proof
Hardwiring your iPod to your car’s stereo a lot of driving music
Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family book by Ethan Waters
Careless Love album by Madeline Peyroux
St. Marks Bookshop in Manhattan
Frengers album by Mew
20,000 Streets Under the Sky album by Marah
Camper Spanish maker of shoes
Back to the Old House song by The Smiths (also excellently covered by Everyting But The Girl)
Charming Billy novel by Alice McDermott
The Fortress of Solitude novel by Jonathan Lethem
Rockin’ the Suburbs album by Ben Folds
Rats, Lice, and History book by Hans Zinsser
The Seasonal Table good coffee, friendly people, and big cookies in Back Bay (now closed)
Reefer Madness book by Eric Schlosser
Panasonic Wet-Dry Razors of course, of course
The Fine Art of Self-Destruction album by Jesse Malin
Luna Park restaurant on Valencia in San Francisco
Rimbaud biography of Arthur Rimbaud by Graham Robb
Mini Cooper S automobile we would like to drive
San Gregario beach in between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay
Green Apple Books bookstore in San Francisco
Happ Competition Pushbutton a finer pushbutton is not available
The Recognitions long novel by William Gaddis
Sunken Diamond there is not a better college baseball experience
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody book by Will Cuppy
LAMY Pencils
Blonde on Blonde album by Bob Dylan
Farley’s Coffeehouse the best coffee, board games, magazines, and music in Potrero Hill
Village Voice Anglo-American bookstore in Paris
Good Teachers of Literature we need more of these
Central Reservation album by Beth Orton
Interstate 280 so much better than 101
Hard Water I don’t know how people shower with anything else
The Soft Bulletin album by The Flaming Lips

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