From a new collaboration between Amealia Meath of Mountain Man and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun, here's a slow-burner that has serious Work Music Earworm potential: it's sexy and easy, full of contrast between Amealia's delicately folksy vocals and the woozy blip vibes that get really wonderful around 3:00. If you like it, try their two previous singles, "Hey Mami" and "Play It Right."
It is summer. It is hot. Tomorrow is the first day of June, which means that you're contractually obligated to consume only cold beverages. Can I get you something to drink?
While the subject of iced coffee preparation is somewhat controversial, I am unafraid to come down squarely on the side of the cold brew preparation. Living in New Orleans made this my jam. Cold-brewed coffee (and tea) is less acidic, smoother, hella strong, and you don’t heat up your kitchen to make it. I also use way less sugar in cold-brewed iced coffee.
Here is a new favorite podcast for you: The Field Trip. Three science reporters go out in the world — that's the trip part — and talk to folks who are in the business of science. So far they've covered inventors, coffee experts, astronauts, and a guy who pickles things. Today's episode is especially good and creepy: taxidermist Leah Wade takes us step by step through her process. "I think The best way to think about how you would remove the skin is like… if you had some footie pajamas with a zipper in the back." LEAAAH!!!
Chicago is the latest city that can make good on the silent promise of the New American Wine Glass: beer and wine are set to be introduced within the year at seven local Starbucks shops, via the Trojan horse that is the poetry reading. (Related: wine has been in a few Seattle Starbucks locations since autumn 2010, although it doesn't yet seem to have changed anyone's life.)
This morning I wondered what would happen if I watered my plants with coffee, to "wake them up," and then I wondered if anyone still conducts experiments like that at home anymore. Old-school, science project-style experiments (plant with coffee vs. plant with just water). Like: Which ___ is better at ____? Or something like that. Do you? Or has Google solved those little problems?
And it looks like you definitely can water plants with coffee. Some of them, at least.
"The relationship between coffee and risk of death was even more dramatic in women. Those who drank one cup per day had 5% lower odds of dying during the study compared with women who drank none. Those who consumed two or three cups a day were 13% less likely to die, those who downed four or five cups were 16% less likely to die, and those who drank six or more cups had a 15% lower mortality rate."
"…animal experiments show that caffeine may reshape the biochemical environment inside our brains in ways that could stave off dementia."
Maybe this iced variety.
Alex H: Seen before. Naomi: First-time watcher, but “seen various semi-professional productions of the play.” Lily: “Seen a cat perform the original screenplay, but in Italian.” [Note: only joking.] Alex M: Tried to watch twice, both times fell asleep. Gabe: Our friend who wanted to come but couldn’t because it was females only.
AM: So what is a lead, exactly? AH: A lead on a sale. They’re salesmen. AM: But is a lead someone who might want to sell their house? AH: Yeah, a possible person who might be interested. AM: In buying or selling? AH: In buying. Because they’re trying to sell.
Put that coffee [...]
"Is your coat from Anthropologie or does it just look like it is?"
"Is that — yeah, that's a latte, right? So awesome."
"You have a calming effect on people and are like human chamomile tea that way."
"Looking at your hair is like being underneath a waterfall."
"Congratulations on having the best fake marriage."
"Does Kyle Chandler's wife hate you?"
"Where do you live? I'm not asking because I'm gonna, like — I'm just trying to keep you here longer. Hahaha."
"I have no idea if you cook, but I kind of can't believe you don't have a cooking show yet."