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This Week's Various

Friday, December 02, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright's only adobe house, which is fittingly in Santa Fe, is on the market at $4.75MM.

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James Agee's article for Fortune Magazine, Cotton Tenants: Three Families, was rejected by the publisher.  It ultimately led to Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.  Coming in March 2012, the article will be available in The Baffler journal.

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John Kessler's review of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in at the InterContinental in Buckhead appears in the AJC -- he calls it a 'Southern restaurant' as he puts it, in 'air quotes looming large'.


The turducken of cheese balls.

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One of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'bootleg' homes (he designed them 'on the side' -- in violation of his contract with the firm he was with) is on the market for $1.4MM in La Grange, IL.

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The only daughter of Joseph Stalin, Svetlana, died last week in Wisconsin.  She met her husband, Wes Peters, at FLW's firm, when she was invited there by FLW's Russian wife.  Her husband was an architect there.

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For me, the only doughnut is a yeast-based doughnut, but Krispy Kreme has come out with a red velvet cake doughnut.  Which gives me pause.  Oh -- and that red velvet cake ice cream is *sooooo* good!  The AP just ran a little piece with a recipe for red velvet cookies.

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Martha Hawkins, owner of Martha's Place (and author of Finding Martha's Place: My Journey through Sin, Salvation, and lots of Soul Food), says she is going to reopen her restaurant in a shopping center on Atlanta Highway.  Yay!  The Blue Moon Inn cookbook (it was a restaurant in M'ry that closed a long time ago) is also issuing a new edition.  Southern Living reprinted their recipe for pimento cheese here.

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In Australia, the Sydney Morning News readers were asked what their favorite books were.  First place: To Kill A Mockingbird.  Lots of extras on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the TKAM film on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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My beautiful, bottle-tree-making friend Stephanie Dwyer is in a commercial for the Chimneyville Crafts Festival this weekend in Jackson.  It is always a fantastic show.

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Beeswax mason jars.

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