Collected Week 12/18/15

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO:
Tonight, I am off to see the new Star Wars in a theater that has been sold out for over a month. I will not be wearing a costume.

LISTENING TO:
This Is War by 30 Seconds to Mars (see below)

WATCHING:
Nightcrawler (I refuse to link the trailer or IMDB page because it's better if you go into the movie blind)
Artifact
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

CLICKING:
There Once Was a Girl (Slate)
Festive Kale Salad w/ Cranberries, Lentils, and Coconut Bacon (The Full Helping)*
A Right Royal Christmas (Sloane Ranger)
Backstage at The Nutcracker (The Atlantic)
What Should I Eat to Become More Beautiful? (New York Magazine)

*Try using my dad's recipe for coconut bacon!

YOUNG SOPHISTICATE GIFT GUIDE

I know that art is very personal and that it may seem daunting to buy it as a gift. On the contrary, I think that it's quite easy to predict what style of art and specific pieces your friends and family would be drawn to. It may just be the art history student in me who was forced for years to think about visual culture. If you've seen the way that someone dresses or, even better, they way that their home is decorated, it's not too hard to pick out a piece of art for them. If all else fails, Minted has a great selection of foil stamped city prints which make for a wonderful, personalized gift.