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Hanabi decided to get with the holiday spirit and made some Latkes. Though not a tradition in the Hanabi house growing up, it’s definitely one worth incorporating. Who doesn’t like potatoes, especially lightly fried potatoes. Hanabi also went in very wide arc to make a recipe for a drink that resembles a very holiday drink that is well known to parents and grandparents of a certain age, but all the millennials out there will know it as butter beer. Speaking of beer. Hanabi decided to try making beer can chicken. In the oven. What?
Eat Skull. $3.33. Gnoomes. The Lavender Flue. Barnaby Carter. Guerilla Toss. Lambchop. Flatbush Zombies. And more...
Julia Haslett is the director of the documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil. The film tells the story of French Philosopher and activist Simone Weil, who spent her short yet prolific life grappling with a single question: What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Before making this film Julia had never hear of Simone Weil, but she was familiar with this question. She grew up watching her father struggle with depression, and when Julia was 17 he took his own life. The suicide left her acutely sensitive to people in pain, but it was many years later that Julia read these words that would lead her to make her latest film. This week I speak with Julia Haslett about the life of Simone Weil and how the philosopher inspired this personal documentary.