Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

#OnlyinAmerica

One telling anecdote summarizes my last 24 hours of reentry into American culture:

I went grocery shopping at Sprouts. As a store ostensibly dedicated to fresh produce and healthy food, this was the closest supermarket experience I could get to my love affair with Parisian markets and epicurean neighborhood stores, I figured. There was even a shrink-wrapped, perfectly rectangular piece of Parmesan that professed itself “artisanal.” At the checkout, a store employee asked me if I wanted to sample a new product:

Cotton-candy-flavored grapes.

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Girl Power: Queens Excerpt at RBP

The phenomenal rock archives Rock’s Backpages is featuring an excerpt from Queens of Noise this week, along with some other tasty Runaways-related morsels from their library. RBP was an extraordinary resource for me in my own work on the book. Founder and author Barney Hoskyns is THE authority on West Coast rock (although he’s a Brit). It’s an honor to be in their company.

 

Girl Power: The Birth of the Runaways. By Evelyn McDonnell : Articles, reviews and interviews from Rock’s Backpages..

via Girl Power: The Birth of the Runaways. By Evelyn McDonnell : Articles, reviews and interviews from Rock’s Backpages..

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