Sunday, April 15, 2007

Weekend News to Amuse

Our Own Worst Enemies

The L.A. Times had a story about people reading their embarrassing teen diary excerpts at a bar in Brooklyn for "Cringe Night." Just last week, I was tearing up pages from my old diary as my boyfriend was doing his best to read them. Some things are best left forgotten, or at least shredded. Unfortunately, in the future, we may not be able to completely dispose of our maudlin My Space/blog entries so easily.

In the Kennedy Kitchen Author Interview
This Wednesday, the Inkwell is hosting executive chef Neil Connolly for an author talk and book signing. His new cookbook, In the Kennedy Kitchen, features the best recipes that he served to the Kennedy's at their Hyannisport Compound where he was their personal chef for twelve years. Join us on April 18th at 6:30 p.m. to sample some of Chef Connolly's treats. The Cape Cod Times recently interviewed Neil about cooking for the Kennedy clan and his new cookbook. Click this link to read the article.

Charlie Rose - Video Interview
with Thomas L. Friedman
Charlie Rose conducts some of the most enlightening and comprehensive interviews around. This link is for his interview with Thomas L. Friedman, author of the bestselling The World is Flat. In The World Is Flat, Friedman brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; how governments and societies can, and must, adapt; and why terrorists want to stand in the way. More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.