The Weekender is a special collaboration between OZY Tribe members near and far to provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time, as we grapple with turbulent times in America.
new ways to breakfast
Forget the full English; you want the full Bosnian. This Balkan state is serious about brunch, and our favorites are these little cheese and flatbread augmented sausages. If you want to try it at home, this recipe melds three kinds of meat for a gut-busting breakfast.
2. Mì Quảng
If you think about it, cereal is just a cold soup. But in Vietnam, the breakfast staple has so much more flavor. Try a meaty, crunchy bowl of breakfast noodle soup topped with chili jam, quail eggs and banana blossoms. This recipe takes a porky, shrimpy base, then lets you go wild on the toppings.
3. Apam Balik
Sick of pancakes? Us too. So why not try this Malaysian turnover? Made from mostly basic cake staples, this turnover switches it up by using margarine, sweet corn and wheat flour. You can eat it fluffy and fresh hot off the griddle, but don’t forget to top it with peanuts. Check out this recipe to try it for yourself.
events to e-tend
1. Some Scottish Folk-Rock to Fancy
Live for the first time in six months — from a Scottish whisky distillery in Glasgow, no less — folk-rock band Skerryvore’s virtual performance is sure to be a party. Tickets cost whatever you can pay, but a $13 ticket will enter you into a drawing to win a bottle of malt whisky signed by the band.
2. Shakespeare From Your Couch
According to a popular (and only maybe true) quarantine meme, William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague. To meet this year’s coronavirus challenge — and help the struggling theater biz — the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival has been performing King Lear online every weekend since July 18. Catch a performance this afternoon or a special Labor Day show tomorrow.
3. 101 With Your Favorite Celebrity
What would you ask a celeb you’ve always loved if you had a chance? Would you freeze up? Would you put them on the spot? Well, here’s your chance. We’re giving you the opportunity to join a live Zoom call with a celebrity guest of your choice on The Carlos Watson Show. Subscribe to the OZY YouTube channel by clicking here. When we hit 50K subscribers, we will send a notification to all subscribers with a link to select their favorite celebrity from a list of upcoming tapings. That’s when you’ll be able to submit the question you want to ask.
french film fantasies
This Jean-Luc Godard new wave classic is a deeply trippy journey, combining elements of sci-fi and film noir to create a gritty black-and-white dreamscape. You might recognize the futuristic space city, Alphaville, though — it’s Paris, restyled to be a metropolis ruled by a sentient computer system that’s outlawed free thought. Good thing hard-boiled secret agent Lemmy Caution is on the case.
2. Holy Motors
Deeply enigmatic, but in a fun way, this Gallic fantasy from director Leos Carax follows the mysterious Monsieur Oscar, who is driven around all day to appointments that require different costumes and personas. After watching this, even the craziest American movie will seem unbearably straitlaced.
3. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Fans of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman will go cuckoo (sorry) over this French animated musical about Jack, a boy born on the coldest day of the year whose frozen heart is replaced by a mechanical contraption that means he can never fall in love. Check out the film to see how he does.
1. Know My Name
After her assailant, a Stanford swimmer, was sentenced to just six months in county jail for sexual assault, Emily Doe’s searing victim statement went viral. Three years later, Chanel Miller — Emily Doe’s real name — published this stunning memoir on how the incident and its aftermath impacted her life.
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea
In this enchanting and heartbreaking fantasy, lonely bureaucrat Linus Baker oversees cases in the Department of Magical Youth, lives alone and takes no risks. That is, until he gets a classified assignment involving a mysterious island and six dangerous charges. Author TJ Klune won a Lamba Literary Award for an earlier gay romance, and this one, published in March, is equally great.