Recommendations

By Tami Spector
On a walk during the first days here with four of my co-residents our conversation was peppered with references to authors, artists and movies.  This struck me as one of the ways that we were getting to know one another and that, along with my cataloging instincts, led me to collect the following list of recommendations from each resident + two of the Djerassi staff (Celia and Alice).  I began the list the evening of that first walk and the last entries were provided yesterday.
Name Book Artist Movie
Eleni The Descent of Alette (Alice Notley) Theresa Cha Dead Man
Allison Making of the Atomic Bomb (Richard Rhodes) Pamela Rosenkranz American Hustle
Karl Any book by Alexander Cockburn Daniel Nagrin Dr. Stangelove
Alice 1Q84 (Huruki Murakami) Rick Bardow American Psycho
Deborah AIME (Bruno Latour) Rachel Mayeri 12 Monkeys
Luca The Theatre and its Double (A. Artaud) Bruno Maderna 8 1/2
Laurel   Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables (Cheryl Sterman Rule) Barry Vancura The Gods Must Be Crazy
Caroline Room (Emma Donoghue) Gerhard Richter Gett
Christine   Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (Lawrence Weschler) Robert Irwin Manufactured Landscapes
Guillermo El Hombre Inventó Manhattan (Ray Loriga) Christina Finucci Celda 211
Eathan The Art and Craft of Problem Solving (Paul Zeitz) Gabriel Orosco Pootie Tang
Kate Swamplandia (Karen Russell) Sigmar Polke Ghostbusters
Tami State of Wonder (Ann Patchett) Ana Mendieta Fitzcarraldo
Rachel Savage Detectives (Bolaño) Janet Cardiff (art) Balkan Brass (music) Underground
Celia A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Rebecca Solnit) Eva Ziesel Kid with a Bike