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Todd Engels wil 'n sanger wees en meer nuus


In die hedendaagse Media Mix, Obama se beer -drukkie van 'n eienaar van 'n pizzasalon, plus 'n nuwe regsgeding vir Darden Restaurants

Arthur Bovino

Die Daily Meal's Media Mix bring u die grootste nuus in die voedselwêreld.

Todd English's Music Dreams: Volgens gerugte wil die bekende sjef, nadat hy die naweek saam met 'n orkes by The Bitter End gespeel het, 'n naamlose band probeer opvoer. [New York Post]

Obama se Bear Hug: 'N Plaaslike eienaar van 'n pizzasalon in Ft. Pierce, Florida, het Obama die hartlikste verwelkoming op die veldtog ontvang. [CBS Nuus]

Die nuutste regsgeding van Darden Restaurants: In 'n regsgeding word die onderneming daarvan beskuldig dat dit die federale arbeidswetgewing oortree. [Reuters]

Restauranteienaars stel 'n seksprofiel vir wraak op: Twee Kanadese restauranteienaars het wraak geneem op 'n kliënt wat die restaurant 'n slegte aanlynoorsig gegee het; om terug te kom, het die twee 'n skandalige aanlynprofiel gemaak en e -posse in haar naam gestuur. [Business Insider]

Daklose boerdery vir luukse restaurant: Verde Gardens het ten doel om haweloses te help deur dit aan te wend om groente te boer en vir 'n luukse restaurant te produseer. [Huffington Post]


Jong progressiewe persone is 'n onvoorspelbare nuwe faktor in die Massachusetts -verkiesing. Hulle is vurig en georganiseerd, en hulle neem nie bestellings nie.

Stap in die 'Markeyverse ' »

VERDUIDELIKER: Hoe het Hamas sy arsenaal gegroei om Israel te tref?

In hierdie vierde oorlog tussen Israel en die Hamas -heersers in Gaza, het die Islamitiese militante groep meer as 4 000 vuurpyle op Israel afgevuur, sommige het dieper op Israel se gebied getref en met groter akkuraatheid as ooit tevore. Die ongekende grense wat tot in die noorde tot by die metropool aan die kus van Tel Aviv kom, tesame met hommeltuiglanseerings en selfs 'n poging tot duikbootaanval, het 'n arsenaal van tuisgemaakte aard getoon wat net uitgebrei het ondanks die verstikking van 'n 14-jarige Israelies-Egiptenaar blokkade van die kusstrook. "Die omvang van (Hamas) bombardemente is baie groter en die presisie is baie beter in hierdie konflik," het Mkhaimar Abusada, professor in politieke wetenskap aan die Al-Azhar-universiteit in Gazastad, gesê.


'N Klimaat -agterdeur om dop te hou

Die Redaksie

As die Withuis nie 'n senaat van 50-50 kan kry om die filibuster te verbreek nie, sal die Biden-administrasie sy klimaatagenda via die administratiewe staat stoot. Wees dus versigtig vir die Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, wat toesig hou oor groothandelsmarkte vir elektrisiteit.

Ooreenkomste van twee Republikeinse FERC -kommissarisse is die afgelope maand die moeite werd. Daar was opdaterings van 'n bevel wat oorspronklik in September uitgereik is, wat die weg baan vir kommersiële 'aggregators' om huiseienaars aan te meld met son- of elektriese voertuie op die dak, wat as groot opbergbatterye kan dien. Die FERC -reël sê dat sulke aggregate oor die algemeen toegelaat moet word om daardie krag op die energiemarkte in te bied.

Kommissaris Mark Christie, wat in November bevestig is, is aanmoedig om die ontwikkeling van 'verspreide energiebronne', om die lingo te gebruik, 'aan te moedig'. Wat nie goed is nie, het hy gesê, is "die verwydering van die state se historiese gesag." Christie het aangevoer dat FERC 'kommersiële belange het' en teen 'die state en ander owerhede wie se taak is om die publiek, nie privaat nie, rente. ”

Om hierdie verspreide krag te akkommodeer, sal die netwerk 'onvermydelik duur opgraderings verg', het mnr. Christie gesê. 'Ons weet almal dat hierdie koste uiteindelik aan kleinhandelverbruikers opgelê sal word', insluitend diegene wat nie 'n Tesla kan bekostig nie. Kommissaris James Danly was ook anders. 'Hierdie bevel val onnodig 'n gebied in wat die beste aan die state oorgelaat word,' het hy geskryf, 'en belas hulle met nog een van ons goeie idees, waarvan ons die besonderhede moet laat uitvind, en die laste wat ons aan hulle moet lê. ”

Die gesag van FERC in hierdie aangeleentheid vloei deur sy regulering van plaaslike transmissie -organisasies (RTO's) en onafhanklike stelseloperateurs (ISO's), wat elektrisiteitsmarkte vergemaklik. Die PJM -aansluiting raak 13 state, van New Jersey tot Illinois. Die Southwest Power Pool strek van die Texas Panhandle tot Montana.


Todd English's Olives open Donderdag

Olywe voed mense nou al 'n paar dae nie -amptelik, begin weer in die rat en gebruik gaste as proefkonies om nuwe en ou geregte te probeer. (Die kos was gratis, maar hulle het hul eie drankies betaal.) Donderdag is die heropening amptelik.

'Soveel mense het opgedaag en gesê:' Ons is so bly om u terug te hê ',' sê sjef Todd English.

Maar moenie verwag dat Engels en bemanning die soort Big Food op die foto hierbo bedien nie, soos Olives ongeveer 1996 bedien het.

"Ek vind dat meer mense 'n bietjie minder wil eet. My generasie, ons kyk almal na ons syfers," sê Engels. "Hulle wil na die kroeg gaan en 'n paar peuselhappies eet, 'n paar skemerkelkies of 'n glasie wyn drink, en huis toe gaan. Mense gaan sit nie by die tafel nie en eet 'n hele drie of vier ganges."

Die kroeg by Olives het voorheen 15 mense gesit. Nou, sê Engels, het ongeveer 45 sitplekke. Die restaurant is opgeknap en die kroeg is in die middel van die saak. 'U kan nie nou die hele nag by die kroeg sit nie, en ons is nie eers oop nie,' sê hy. "Ek het meer kroegstoele gekoop as wat ek gewone stoele gekoop het." Daar sal baie wyne in die glas wees, insluitend 'n paar spesiale-gemengde vaatwyne uit Kalifornië.

Die spyskaart weerspieël die verandering in die manier waarop ons eet. Dit bevat klein borde, drie of vier soorte brood wat 'n mens a la carte kan bestel, pastageregte, baie bykosse en slaaie, en 'n paar groter borde vir diegene wat dit wil hê. Die nageregspyskaart volg. Daar sal klassiekers soos souffles en sjokoladekoek wees, maar ook happiegrootte-opsies.

'Ons gaan 'n afdeling op die spyskaart hê wat net sê' voed my ',' sê Engels. "Ons betaal $ 20 en stuur klein bordjies uit. Daar sal 'n paar klassieke goed wees, soos die carpaccio wat al 20 jaar op die spyskaart is, die tortelli wat sedert dag 1 aan die gang was, die tartaar." Maar daar sal ook baie nuwe geregte wees. 'N Paar dinge waaroor hy veral opgewonde is:

- Eend met Berber -speserye wat in gemmer begrawe is, met eendpootkonfyt en foie gras. "Dit is so baie aromaties."

- Soet ertjie panna cotta met morel parmesaansous.

- Ceviche met tamarind en soja.

- Tert bedek met klassieke geroosterde tamatie, mortadella en Fontina, aspersies en eendeier, en meer. 'Die tertjies waaroor ek baie opgewonde is,' sê Engels. "Ek het met die deeg rondgespeel. Ek wil nie daar pizza's doen nie, want ons doen dit in die straat [by vye]. Dit is soos 'n mille-feuille en pizza-deeg vir die tert. Ons rol botter daarin en bak dit in die baksteenoond. Dit kom baie lekker uit. "

Engels het baie Olives -personeellede van Mohegan Sun afgehaal, waaronder die uitvoerende sjef James Klewin, wat onlangs by David Burke Prime by Foxwoods gewerk het. Wat Engels betref, 'ek sal baie daar wees', sê hy. 'My skedule in die somer gaan effens af, so dit is nie so mal nie, en ek sal beslis daar wees om die plek oop te maak en seker te maak dat dit op die regte pad is.' Sy kinders: Isabelle (19), wat die plek ook hierdie somer beman, staan ​​voor die deur en verdeel haar tyd tussen Olywe en kolwyntjie -plek Curly Cakes. Simon (16) het baie saam met sy pa gekook, en miskien kom hy in die kombuis - "afhangende van sy toneelspelloopbaan", sê Engels. Hy is teruggeroep vir 'n rol in 'n Adam Sandler -film wat in Marblehead verfilm word. (Die oudste seun Oliver volg ook sy pa se voetspore. Hy studeer vanjaar aan Cornell se gasvryheidsprogram en was die afgelope somer in Parys by die werk vir Alain Ducasse. "Hopelik sal ek hom die sleutels oorhandig, en kan hy oorneem," Engels sê.)

En die res van Engels se familie? Die baksteen-en-mortier soort?

Dit lyk asof Kingfish Hall klaar is. 'Daar is 'n nuwe verhuurder, en ek probeer heronderhandel, maar dit gaan waarskynlik nie gebeur nie,' sê Engels. "Ek sal waarskynlik net daarvandaan aangaan en na iets anders gaan soek. Ek wil in elk geval op Olywe fokus. Dinge moet verander. Twaalf jaar in Faneuil Hall, 'n goeie loopbaan vir 'n restaurant." Die New York Olives, wat tydelik gesluit is, is opgeknap en is weer oop. In die toekoms, sê hy, sou hy daaraan dink om iets aan die bruisende waterfront van Boston oop te maak. (Hy het eers die ruimte van die Del Frisco geknak, maar het destyds nie die hulpbronne gehad nie.) En natuurlik sou die casino's 'n opsie wees. "Ek het al met die ouens gepraat."

'Ek is nog steeds ambisieus', sê hy. 'Ek gaan nie met pensioen gaan nie.'


Tekens van spanning in die Engelse ryk

Vir sjef Todd English, wat sy naam in Boston gemaak het, was dit 'n jaar van herontdekking. ’ ’ (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

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'N Uur laat bries Todd English in Olives, die restaurant in Charlestown wat hy 20 jaar gelede geopen het, die plek waar hy sy naam gemaak het. Hy dra 'n pasgemaakte sjefbaadjie, 'n BlackBerry in die een hand, 'n iPhone in die ander en 'n TV -span wat elke stap pas. Hy is soos altyd besig om ondernemings en voorkoms te jongleren en tekste woedend weg terwyl hy praat.

“Doen ’ let my op, ek ADD, ’ ’ sê hy, slapend na die tafel, kop in hande, 'n portret van spottende moegheid.

Todd Engels moeg - 'n onmoontlikheid. Die aantreklike, vierkantige sjef wat gehelp het om Boston se etenstoneel op die kaart te plaas, het nou 21 restaurante, van kus tot kus, en meer onderweg. Maar terwyl die tydlose energie, onbeskaamde optimisme en liefde vir die kollig wat hom gehelp het om 'n beroemdheid nog steeds daar is, begin foutlyne in die Engelse ryk verskyn.

Vir elke spoggerige restaurantopening lyk dit asof daar 'n sluiting is - drie in die afgelope 18 maande. Hy moes verlede somer 'n hofuitspraak hanteer dat hy en sy maatskappye $ 4,5 miljoen aan onbetaalde huur skuld vir die ruimte waar sy restaurant in Washington, D.C. En daar is ten minste vyf hangende regsgedinge teen Engels wat beweer dat hy of sy sakeondernemings meer as $ 280,000 aan onbetaalde rekeninge skuld, insluitend een van sy laaste huwelik wat in September verlede jaar afgelas is.

Engels bied verduidelikings vir elke saak, en Donderdag het sy publisist 'n positiewe verklaring uitgereik: die restaurantgroep van Todd gaan voort en groei. ’ ’

Aan die persoonlike kant was dit ook 'n uitdagende stuk. Selfs vir iemand soos Engels wat in die middelstadium floreer, was die poniekoerant van sy laaste breuk met Erica Wang in September verlede jaar onwelkom. Alhoewel hy fisies ongedeerd lyk na die onstuimige uitbraak waartydens Wang hom na bewering met 'n swaar horlosie in die gesig geslaan het - wat vir hom steke, 'n aanrandingsklag en 'n woedebestuursprogram vir haar veroorsaak het - het die gebeure hom beswaar gemaak.

Dit was 'n jaar van herontdekking, sê die 49-jarige sjef.

“Die manier waarop die wêreldekonomie verloop het, moes mense heroorweeg, hul manier van dink oor sake, en#8217 ’, sê hy. Soos musiek, soos mode, is ons ook in die vermaaklikheidsbedryf en moet ons op datum bly. Dit gaan baie daaroor om vars te bly. ’ ’

Maar as sy besigheidspersoon, soos sy verklaring van die publisiste tot die gevolgtrekking gekom het, helder is, hoe kan u dan verduidelik die onlangse sluitings en die advokate wat hom agtervolg, van New York tot Los Angeles?

Die publisist, George Regan, sê die Engelse sterre het hom 'n beroemde pi gemaak en het 'n maklike doelwit vir skinder, gerugte en veral regsgedinge.

Olywe in Aspen en Washington, DC, en Fish Club in Seattle het almal onlangs gesluit. Die sluiting van die DC is gedwing, nadat die eienaar van die gebou Engels gedagvaar het omdat hy nie huurgeld betaal het nie en 'n regter gesê het dat hy in gebreke was en dat sy onderneming $ 4,5 miljoen skuld. Daarvan is Engels persoonlik verantwoordelik gehou vir $ 813,000, maar die finale bedrag wat hy en sy maatskappye eintlik betaal het, is ooreengekom in 'n skikking wat nie openbaar gemaak is nie.

Ander syfers word egter in hofstukke uiteengesit.

Dan Klores, die skakelbeampte in New York, wie se firma Jay Leno, Howard Stern, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton en Britney Spears verteenwoordig het, het verlede jaar 'n regsgeding teen Todd English Enterprises ingedien en beweer dat dit in Junie 2008 publisiteitswerk vir Engels gedoen het. vir $ 15,662, en is nie 'n sent daarvan betaal nie. Engels, via Regan, sê dat dit bloot 'n verskil was in die ure en dienste wat gelewer is, en dat dit opgelos sal word.

Limore Shur, die eienaar van 'n onderneming wat luukse, volledig opgeknapte woonstelle in New York bestuur, sê in 2006 verhuur hy aan Todd English en 'n kennis, Andrew C. Stranberg, 'n solder op die derde verdieping, uit Broomestraat in SoHo. Shur ’s se regsgeding beweer dat Engels, Todd English Enterprises en Stranberg $ 64,242 aan onbetaalde huur verskuldig is, $ 11,000 om skade aan die eiendom te dek, en $ 5,000 aan regskoste vir die verweerder, vir 'n totaal van $ 80,242.

Dit was $ 10 000 per maand, met bed-afdraai-diens, amper soos 'n hotel, ’ ’, David Katz, die prokureur van Shur, in 'n onderhoud gesê. “Todd was 'n maand of twee daar, miskien drie, en het net oorgeslaan. . . Niemand het ooit die moeite gedoen om die sleutel in te draai en die huur te betaal nie. ’ ’

Stranberg, in 'n vloek-gevoerde neerslag wat deur die Globe op 17 Maart 2009 verkry is, het Engels uitgespreek.

“Ek weet nie wat Todd English gedoen het nie, ’ ’ Stranberg gesê. Ek is nie in besigheid nie. Ek hou nie van Todd Engels nie. Hy is 'n [eksplisiete] verloorder. ’ ’

In sy verklaring aan die Globe het Engels gesê dat hy die woonstel onderverhuur het en dat sy naam veronderstel was om van die huurkontrak verwyder te word.

En dan is daar Avatar Studios, 'n opnamestudio in die middestad van Manhattan, wie se kunstenaars kliënte Aerosmith, Paul McCartney en Billy Joel insluit. Avatar het Engels verlede jaar vir $ 68,265 gedagvaar deur te beweer dat hy die ateljee gehuur het en nooit betaal het nie. Engels het gesê dat hy die saak afhandel. Dieselfde New Yorkse advokaat wat die Avatar -saak, Amos Weinberg, druk, verteenwoordig ook Building Maintenance Services, 'n skoonmaakdienste -onderneming in New York wat alles van die Empire State Building tot W Hotels tot Radio City Music Hall skoongemaak het. Dit eis $ 69,567 vir diens in die diens by twee Engelse restaurante in New York, en sy een in DC English het gesê dat die saak nog in geskil is en dat sy onderneming nie die skuld het nie.

Meer onlangs is 'n klag in November in die hooggeregshof in Los Angeles teen English en Todd English Enterprises LLC aanhangig gemaak deur 'n konsultasiefirma wat hy byna 'n dekade gelede aangestel het om eksklusiewe restaurantooreenkomste te beding. Luidens die klagte het Fred Bestall handel gedryf vir Engels om restaurante in die Marriott Hotel in Seattle en by Walt Disney World in Florida te open. Die klag sê dat Engels $ 94,948 van die $ 120,000 wat hy skuld, betaal het, maar dat die betalings in Augustus 2007 gestaak is en dat hy steeds $ 24,052 skuld. Engels sê dat dit 'n geskil is oor die finale verskuldigde bedrag en dat dit afgehandel word.

Maar van al die klagtes teen Engels, kan die kleinste die meeste steek.

Op 16 Desember het Chestnuts in die Tuileries, 'n boetiekbloemis wat gehuur is om al die blomme vir die Engelse troue op 3 Oktober, te dagvaar, sowel Engels as Wang gedagvaar. Die troue in die weelderige St. Regis Hotel in New York het nooit gebeur nie, en die bloemis het niks van die $ 22.054 gekry wat dit verskuldig was nie.

“Die dag van die troue het kastaiings al die blomme by die St. Regis afgelewer en die blomme opgesit soos deur die verweerders beveel, en die klagte lui. “ Die oggend van die troue het Todd English die troue afgelas. Nadat hy sy huwelik verlaat het en sy verloofde by die altaar agtergelaat het, het Todd English met American Express in verbinding getree en valslik geweier dat die betaling vir die blomme goedgekeur is. ’ ’

John Crossman, die prokureur van Kastanjes, het gesê alhoewel Kastanjes sowel Wang as Engels gedagvaar het, twyfel hy nie aan wie die geld skuld nie.

As u blomme bestel, moet u daarvoor betaal, het Crossman gesê. Dit lyk vir ons duidelik dat meneer Engels moes onderteken. Ons het sy kredietkaartnommer. ’ ’

Engels bied 'n ander verduideliking. Deur sy woordvoerder sê hy dat 'n derde party sy American Express -kaart sonder sy toestemming gebruik het, en die bloemiste is aangesê om nie die blomme voor die geleentheid af te lewer nie. ’ ’

Maar die ekonomie is nie sy enigste uitdaging nie; daar was ook 'n paar verwondende resensies oor sy kos. Van die Fish Club in Seattle het die restaurantkritikus van die Seattle Post-Intelligencer geskryf: Vir die soort geld wil ek een of ander van die volgende hê: heerlike kos, goeie atmosfeer, uitstekende diens, miskien selfs 'n uitsig. Tog kan my drie besoeke aan Fish Club soos volg saamgevat word: sleg, OK, nie sleg nie. ’ ’

Tot kritiek dat die kos wat sy restaurante bedien, gely het toe hy van restaurateur na entrepreneur oorgeskakel het, sê die sjef dat niks verander het nie. “ Glad nie, ’ ’ sê Engels, wat graag die bekende Franse sjef Paul Bocuse wil aanhaal. Mense sou hom vra wie kook toe hy nie in die restaurant was nie. En hy ’d sê: ‘ Dieselfde mense kook as ek daar is. ’ ’ ’

Toe Olives in Charlestown sy enigste was, was dit die warmste plek in die stad wat by algemene lof 'n paar van die beste kos in die stad bedien het. Dit is moeilik om dit weer te gee, erken hy.

Jy is altyd op soek na die warmste plek in die stad, ’ ’, sê hy. Ek is beslis. Maar ek is ook realisties. . . Daar is 'n eb en vloed. Dit is die besigheid. ’ ’

Maar sommige stel hierdie vraag: Kan sy restaurante werklik skitter as hy nie werklik daarin was nie, soos hy aan die begin van sy loopbaan was?

As 'n sjef self nie in die restaurant is nie, al kook die grootste sous -sjef ter wêreld, [die kwaliteit] is met 10 persent laer, sê die wyn- en voedselkritikus Alan Richman van GQ ’. As die sjef nooit daar is nie, daal dit met 30 %. Daarna is daar geen ander manier as om af te gaan nie. ’ ’

Richman het gesê van Engels, en ek is miskien sy grootste aanhanger. Ek het gedink sy kos by Olives, toe die restaurant nuut was, was wonderlik. Elke gereg op die bord het te veel van alles daarin, en weet u wat? Dit was wonderlik! ’ ’

Hy het gesê dat hy ongeveer 'n jaar gelede 'n onderhoud met Engels by Olives in New York gevoer het, en na die onderhoud het Engels die kombuis binnegedring en vir hom 'n eenvoudige platbroodpizza saamgesmelt. Dit was fantasties! ’ ’ sê Richman, wat destyds aan 'n storie oor pizza gewerk het en seker was dat dit sy top tien lys sou haal.

Maar toe hy teruggaan na die restaurant toe Engels nie daar was nie, het Richman dit weer probeer en gesê “ dit was net so-so. ’ ’

“Die man is 'n byna genie as sjef, ’ ’ het hy gesê. En tog is mense wat byna genieus is, dikwels diegene wie se voedsel die moeilikste is om in massaproduksie te vertaal. Ek dink sy restaurante is goed. . . Ek word net teleurgesteld deur 'n verkorte weergawe te sien van wat 'n goeie sjef kan doen. ’ ’

Maar Gordon Hamersley, wat Hamersley se Bistro vir meer as 20 jaar gelei het, verdedig die begeerte van Engels om uit te brei.

“Ek het een restaurant, ’ ’ sê hy. Ek gaan na my restaurant en ek staan ​​agter die lyn en werk saam met 22-, 23- 25-jariges, want dit is waarvan ek hou en waarvan ek hou. Maar daar is ander soorte sjefs wat toevallig sjefs is, wat lief is vir kos en 'n verskeidenheid kosidees wat hulle wil ondersoek, en hulle kan dit nie net in een restaurant doen nie. En daar is nie 'n verdomde fout daarmee nie. ’ ’

Hy voeg by: “ Die enigste ding wat belangrik is, is: proe die kos goed en is die kos van goeie gehalte? Daar is goeie kolwyntjies en daar is slegte kolwyntjies en ek vermoed dat Todd se kolwyntjies van baie hoë gehalte sal wees. ’ ’

Engels is seker daarvan. Vir al sy talle ondernemings en uitdagings, sê hy dat hy steeds gedryf word deur die kookkuns wat Olives, Olives gemaak het.

“Ek hou van die entrepreneuriese kant van die onderneming, ’ ’ sê hy. Die konseptuele kant daarvan, die kreatiewe kant daarvan.


Gastronomie: The Hanging Brochette

Spesiale resessie: Brasserie Julien wil klante met 'n begroting lok met 'n vertikale spies van meer kwote, meer koste-effektiewe stukke en duur vleis.

Volgens verskeie onlangse verslae begin die afgrond van die ekonomie, die styging in die koste van sake doen en die stygende voedselpryse hul invloed op die restaurantbedryf en verbruikersbesteding op voedsel begin voel. Soos berig in die Wall Street Journal, sjefs by vooraanstaande eetplekke vind dit moeilik om 'n balans te vind tussen kwaliteit en koste. Sjef David Chang het pas die prys van 'n prix fixe -aandete by sy gesogte Momofuku Ko van $ 85 tot $ 100 verhoog. En, die New York Times bring nuus van 'n oplewing in groentetuin deur Amerikaners wat probeer om geld te bespaar op kruideniersware.

In hierdie veranderende voedselomgewing kom nuus oor die nuutste in voedselbemarkings -truuks om die huidige ekonomiese toestande te rig: betree die brosjure & quotanging. & Quot Volgens 'n persverklaring wat ons gister in ons posbus ontvang het, bevorder restaurant Brasserie Julien hierdie nuwe spyskaart as 'n eet-opsie wat spesifiek ontwerp is vir die begrotingsgerigte kliënt. Kan u nie 'n hele voorgereg van lam, filet mignon, vis of wild bekostig nie? Bestel dan die kleinste, meer kostedoeltreffende stukke van die duur vleis wat voor u op 'n stokkie bedien word. Verteenwoordig hierdie PR -stunt die eerste in 'n nuwe golf van spesiale aanbiedinge? Wat kom volgende?

Die volledige persverklaring na die sprong.


Die Olyftafel

In Die Olyftafel, die kunstenaarskap van een van die top -sjefs van Amerika en aposs word vertoon, met meer as 160 skitterende resepte van Olywe en uit die kombuis van Todd & aposs, geïllustreer met pragtige foto's deur Carl Tremblay.

In 1989 het Todd English en sy vrou Olivia die oorspronklike Olywe geopen sedertdien het die restaurant na groter woonplekke verhuis, en Todd en sy gewaagde, vindingryke Med In Die Olyftafel, die kunstenaarskap van een van Amerika se voorste sjefs word vertoon, met meer as 160 skitterende resepte van Olywe en uit die kombuis van Todd, geïllustreer met pragtige foto's deur Carl Tremblay.

In 1989 het Todd English en sy vrou Olivia die oorspronklike Olywe geopen sedertdien het die restaurant na groter woonbuurte verhuis, en Todd en sy gewaagde, vindingryke, Mediterreense kookkuns het 'n internasionale reputasie verwerf. Gekies as een van die tien beste restaurante deur Besoek tydskrif en die beste nuwe restaurant deur Boston tydskrif, is dit ook aangewys as gunsteling restaurant in die Zagat -gids tot Boston en nabyheid.

Todd se robuuste, intens gegeurde kos smeek om te proe en met ander gedeel te word. En omdat die ingewikkeldheid van die kookkuns van Engels afkomstig is van die gelaagdheid van smaak en teksture-nie eksotiese toerusting of tegnieke nie-deur die noukeurige, stap-vir-stap instruksies te volg, kan selfs die skugter kok die geregte herskep wat die beskermhere van Engels se uiters gewilde Boston restaurant geniet by die Olives -tafel.

Trek die stopplekke uit en begin 'n maaltyd met Todd se kenmerkende olyftert, gebak in 'n skerp kors en ryk aan olywe en romerige bokkaas, kombineer Gingered Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks met appel-venkel kapokaartappels vir u hoofgereg, en eindig met Falling Sjokoladekoek met framboosous. Of vir 'n ligter voorbereiding, probeer Pan-Fried Cornmeal-and-Cumin-Rubbed Cornish Game Hens bedien met Arugula-slaai met tamatie en komkommersap met Mango-Framboos Granita. Beplan 'n eenvoudige, maar bevredigende aandete van gebraaide mossels met hoender, tamaties, artisjokke en spek, bedien met geroosterde aartappels en eindig met Gingersnap Risotto Pudding. Watter ete u ook al besluit om uit hierdie resepte te maak, u sal nie teleurgesteld wees nie. . meer


Hierdie countrysangeres het net gedeel dat sy elke maand McDonald's eet

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Daar is 'n rede waarom McDonald's meer as 'n miljard hamburgers bedien het sedert die ketting in 1955 gestig is - vir baie mense is die lokmiddel van die Golden Arches eenvoudig te sterk. Selfs sommige van die grootste celebs in die wêreld kan nie weerstaan ​​om van tyd tot tyd die drive-up te slaan nie. In 'n nuwe onderhoud met Vorm, countryster Kelsea Ballerini onthul dat sy nie net 'n ernstige McDonald's-aanhanger is nie; sy slaan elke maand die ketting vas om haar kitskosoplossing te kry.

"Ek was nog altyd 'n 80/20 persoon wat kos en drink betref. Ek probeer 80 persent van die tyd goed doen," verduidelik Ballerini. "Die ander 20 persent van die tyd geniet ek net my lewe. Ek loop een keer per maand deur die McDonald's, en dit is goed."

Dit is nie die eerste keer dat Ballerini die kitskos-ketting prys nie. In 2017, nadat hy 'soos 'n haas' geëet het om voor te berei vir die Grammys, het Ballerini 'nog 'n klein bedrieglike ete' gehad voordat hy op toer was. Haar bevel? 'N 10-stuk hoender McNuggets en groot patat. 'Ek het niks spyt nie,' het sy gesê toe sy ingegrawe het.

Meer onlangs het Ballerini die handelsmerk op Twitter uitgeroep. Op 14 Oktober 2020 het Ballerini opgemerk dat sy "haar naam" terloops in die hoed wil gooi vir die volgende collab "met die ikoniese kitskosmerk. 'Ek werk al jare aan my weergawe van die' I'm love it' -tema, 'het sy geskerts.

As sy nie na die deurrit toe gaan nie, hou Ballerini by 'n hoofsaaklik plantaardige dieet, danksy haar man, 'n vegetariër.

"Ons kook baie lensies Bolognese, of ons gaan Mexikaanse bak met tempeh in plaas van chorizo. Ek het 'n goeie groef gevind met gesonde vleislose alternatiewe vir 'n paar van ons gunsteling goed, wat lekker is. As ons uitgaan, het ek Ek sal my regstel van alles waarna ek smag, ”verduidelik sy.


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Owens is gebore op 'n plaas in Sherman, Texas, vir Alvis Edgar Owens Sr. en Maicie Azel (née Ellington) Owens. [3]

In die biografie Oor Buck., [4] Rich Kienzle skryf: "'Buck' was 'n donkie op die plaas Owens." 'Toe Alvis Jr. drie of vier jaar oud was, het hy by die huis ingestap en aangekondig dat sy naam ook' Buck 'was. [5] Hy het die openbare skool vir graad 1–3 in Garland, Texas, bygewoon. [6]

Owens se gesin verhuis in 1937 na Mesa, Arizona, tydens die Dust Bowl en die Groot Depressie. [7] Terwyl hy in Arizona op skool was, het Owens bevind dat hoewel hy nie van formele skoolwerk hou nie, hy dikwels aan die klasvereistes kon voldoen deur te sing of op te tree in skooltoneelstukke. [8] Gevolglik het hy begin deelneem aan sulke aktiwiteite wanneer hy kon. [8]

Vroeë loopbaan Redigeer

Owens, 'n self-geleerde musikant en sanger, het vaardig geword in kitaar, mandolien, horings en tromme. [9] Toe hy sy eerste elektriese staalkitaar kry, het hy homself geleer om dit te speel nadat sy pa 'n ou radio in 'n versterker aangepas het. [10] Owens verlaat die skool in die negende klas om te help om op sy pa se plaas te werk en 'n musiekloopbaan te volg. [11] In 1945 was hy mede-gasheer vir 'n radioprogram, genaamd Buck en Britt. [10] Mede-gasheer Theryl Ray Britten en Owens het ook by plaaslike kroeë gespeel, waar eienaars hulle en 'n derde lid van hul orkes gewoonlik toegelaat het om tydens 'n vertoning die hoed te slaag en tien persent van die opname te behou. [10] Hulle het uiteindelik die musikante geword in 'n Phoenix -kroeg, die Romo Buffet. [10]

In die laat veertigerjare het Owens 'n vragmotorbestuurder geword, 'n werk wat hom deur die San Joaquin -vallei van Kalifornië geneem het, waar hy die stad Bakersfield die eerste keer ervaar en beïndruk het. Hy en sy eerste vrou vestig hulle uiteindelik daar in 1951. [12] Binnekort het Owens gereeld na Hollywood gereis vir werkopnames by Capitol Records, terwyl hy rugsteun gespeel het vir Tennessee Ernie Ford, Wanda Jackson, Tommy Collins, Tommy Duncan en vele ander. [13]

Deur die skuilnaam "Corky Jones" te gebruik om te verhoed dat die opname van 'n rock 'n 'roll deuntjie sy aspirant -country -musiekloopbaan benadeel, het Owens 'n rockabilly -plaat genaamd' Hot Dog 'vir die Pep -etiket opgeneem. [14] 'n Tyd in die vyftigerjare woon hy saam met sy tweede vrou en kinders in Fife, Washington, waar hy saam met die Dusty Rhodes -orkes sing.

In 1958 ontmoet Owens Don Rich in Steve's Gay 90s Restaurant in South Tacoma, Washington. [15] Owens het een van Rich se vertonings waargeneem en hom dadelik genader oor samewerking, waarna Rich met Owens op plaaslike plekke begin speel het. Hulle verskyn op die weeklikse BAR-K Jamboree op KTNT-TV 11. In 1959 het Owens se loopbaan begin toe sy liedjie "Second Fiddle" nommer 24 op die Advertensiebord landkaart. Kort daarna bereik 'Under Your Spell Again' die nommer 4 op die kaarte en Capitol Records wou hê Owens moet terugkeer na Bakersfield, Kalifornië.

Na hul sukses het Owens tevergeefs probeer om Rich te oortuig om hom na Bakersfield te vergesel. In plaas daarvan het Rich gekies om 'n musiekonderwyser by Centralia College te word. Terwyl hy daar was, het hy aan die kant onderrig, maar het voortgegaan om plaaslike plekke te speel. In Desember 1960 vertrek hy egter om weer by Owens in Bakersfield aan te sluit.

"Above and Beyond" treffer nr 3. Op 2 April 1960 het Owens die lied op ABC-TV's uitgevoer Ozark Jubilee. [16]

Loopbaanpiek Wysig

Vroeg in 1963 is die Johnny Russell -liedjie "Act Naturally" opgestel aan Owens, wat aanvanklik nie daarvan gehou het nie. Sy kitaarspeler en jarelange medewerker Don Rich het dit egter geniet en Owens oortuig om dit saam met die Buckaroos op te neem. Op 12 Februarie 1963 word dit op 11 Maart vrygestel en op 13 April op die kaarte verskyn. Teen 15 Junie begin die enkelsnit sy eerste van vier nie-opeenvolgende weke op die nommer 1-posisie, die eerste treffer van Owens. Die Beatles het 'n voorblad daarvan in 1965 opgeneem met Ringo Starr as hoofsanger. Starr het later 'n duet daarvan saam met Owens in 1988 opgeneem. [17]

Die album van 1966 Carnegie Hall Konsert was 'n groot treffer en het Buck Owens verder as 'n top -country -band bevestig. Dit het crossover -sukses behaal na die pop -kaarte, [ aanhaling nodig ] versterk deur die R & ampB -sanger Ray Charles wat voorbladversies van twee van Owens se liedjies vrystel wat daardie jaar poptreffers geword het: "Crying Time" en "Together Again". [18]

In 1967 het Owens en die Buckaroos na Japan getoer, 'n destydse seldsame gebeurtenis vir 'n landelike optrede. [19] Die daaropvolgende live album, Buck Owens and His Buckaroos in Japan, was 'n vroeë voorbeeld van 'n countryband -opname buite die Verenigde State. [20]

In 1968 tree Owens and the Buckaroos op vir president Lyndon Baines Johnson in die Withuis, wat later as 'n lewendige album vrygestel is.

Tussen 1968 en 1969 verlaat die pedaalstaalkitaarspeler Tom Brumley en drummer Willie Cantu die band, vervang deur Jay Dee Maness en Jerry Wiggins. Owens and the Buckaroos het twee liedjies in 1969 op nommer 1 op die country -kaarte bereik, "Tall Dark Stranger" en "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass". In 1969 neem hulle 'n lewendige album op, Woon in Londen, waar hulle hul rocklied in première [ aanhaling nodig ] "A Happening In London Town" en hul weergawe van Chuck Berry se liedjie "Johnny B. Goode".

Gedurende hierdie tyd Hee Haw, met Owens en die Buckaroos in die hoofrol, was op sy hoogtepunt van gewildheid. The series, originally envisioned as a country music's version of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, went on to run in various incarnations for 231 episodes over 24 seasons. Creedence Clearwater Revival mentioned Owens by name in their 1970 single "Lookin' Out My Back Door".

Also between 1968 and 1970, Owens made guest appearances on top TV variety programs, including The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason Show and seven times on The Jimmy Dean Show.

In the early 1970s, Owens and the Buckaroos enjoyed a string of hit duets with his protege Susan Raye, who subsequently became a popular solo artist with Owens as her producer.

In 1971, the Buckaroos' bass guitarist Doyle Holly left the band to pursue a solo career. Holly was known for his booming deep voice on solo ballads. His departure was a setback to the band, as Doyle had received the Bass Player of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music the year before and served as co-lead vocalist (along with Don Rich) of the Buckaroos. [ aanhaling nodig ] Holly went on to record two solo records in the early 1970s, both were top 20 hits.

Owens and Rich were the only members left of the original band, and in the 1970s they struggled to top the country music charts. However, the popularity of Hee Haw was allowing them to enjoy large crowds at indoor arenas.

After three years of not having a number one song Owens and the Buckaroos finally had another No. 1 hit, "Made in Japan", in 1972. The band had been without pedal steel since late in 1969 when Maness departed. In April he added pedal steel guitarist, Jerry Brightman, and Owens returned to his grassroots sound of fiddle, steel, and electric guitars, releasing a string of singles including "Arms Full of Empty", "Ain't it Amazing Gracie" and "Ain't Gonna Have Ole Buck (to Kick Around no More)". Owens' original version of "Streets of Bakersfield" was released in 1972.

Death of Don Rich Edit

On July 17, 1974, Owens' best friend and Buckaroos' guitarist Don Rich was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guard rail on Highway 1 in Morro Bay, where he was to have joined his family for vacation. Owens was devastated. "He was like a brother, a son and a best friend," he said in the late 1990s. "Something I never said before, maybe I couldn't, but I think my music life ended when he died. Oh yeah, I carried on and I existed, but the real joy and love, the real lightning and thunder is gone forever." [21] Owens would never fully recover from the tragedy, either emotionally or professionally.

Business ventures Edit

Before the 1960s ended, Owens and manager Jack McFadden began to concentrate on Owens' financial future. He bought several radio stations, including KNIX (AM) (later KCWW) and KNIX-FM in Phoenix and KUZZ-FM in Bakersfield. During the 1990s, Owens was co-owner of the country music network Real Country, of which, the Owens-owned station KCWW was the flagship station. [22] [23] In 1998, Owens sold KCWW to ABC/Disney for $8,850,000 [24] and sold KNIX-FM to Clear Channel Communications, but he maintained ownership of KUZZ until his death.

Owens established Buck Owens Enterprises and produced records by several artists. He recorded for Warner Bros. Records, but by the 1980s he was no longer recording, instead devoting his time to overseeing his business empire from Bakersfield. He left Hee Haw in 1986.

Later career Edit

Country artist Dwight Yoakam was largely influenced by Owens' style of music and teamed up with him for a duet of "Streets of Bakersfield" in 1988. It was Owens' first No. 1 single in 16 years. In an interview, Yoakam described the first time he met with Owens:

We sat there that day in 1987 and talked about my music to that point, my short career, and what I'd been doing and how he'd been watching me. I was really flattered and thrilled to know that this legend had been keeping an eye on me. [25]

Owens also collaborated with Cledus T. Judd on the song "The First Redneck On The Internet" in 1998, in which Owens also appears in the music video.

The 1990s saw a flood of reissues of Owens' Capitol recordings on compact disc, the publishing rights to which Owens had bought back in 1974 as part of his final contract with the label. His albums had been out of print for nearly 15 years when he released a retrospective box set in 1990. Encouraged by brisk sales, Owens struck a distribution deal with Sundazed Records of New York, which specializes in reissuing obscure recordings. The bulk of his Capitol catalog was reissued on CD in 1995, 1997 and in 2005. Sometime in the 1970s, Owens had also purchased the remaining copies of his original LP albums from Capitol's distribution warehouses across the country. Many of those records (still in the shrinkwrap) were stored by Owens for decades. He often gave them away as gifts and sold them at his nightclub for a premium price some 35 years later.

In August 1999, Owens brought back together the remaining members of his original Buckaroo Band to help him celebrate his 70th birthday at his Crystal Palace in Bakersfield. Owens, Doyle Holly, Tom Brumley, and Wille Cantu performed old hits from their heyday including "Tiger by the Tail" and "Act Naturally."

Long before Owens became the famous co-host of Hee Haw, his band became known for their signature Bakersfield sound, later emulated by artists such as Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, and Brad Paisley. Buck inspired indie country songwriter and friend Terry Fraley, whose band "The Nudie Cowboys" possessed a similar sound. This sound was originally made possible with two trademark silver-sparkle Fender Telecaster guitars, often played simultaneously by Owens and longtime lead guitarist Don Rich. Fender had made a "Buck Owens signature Telecaster," and after his death paid tribute to him. [26] In 2003, Paisley blended creative styles with this guitar and his own Paisley Telecaster, creating what became known as the Buck-O-Caster. Initially, only two were made one for Paisley himself and the other presented to Owens during a New Year's celebration that Paisley attended in 2004.

Following the death of Rich, Owens' latter trademark became a red, white and blue acoustic guitar, along with a 1974 Pontiac convertible "Nudiemobile", adorned with pistols and silver dollars. A similar car, created by Nudie Cohn for Elvis Presley and later won by Owens in a bet, is now enshrined behind the bar at Owens' Crystal Palace Nightclub in Bakersfield.

Owens would hand out replicas of his trademark acoustic guitar to friends, acquaintances, and fans. Each would contain a gold plaque with the name of the recipient. Some of these guitars cost $1000 and up.

Owens was married four times, three ending in divorce and one in annulment. He married country singer Bonnie Campbell Owens in 1948. The couple had two sons, separated in 1951, and later divorced. [27]

Owens married Phyllis Buford in 1956, with whom he had a third son. [27] In 1977 he wed Buckaroos fiddle player Jana Jae Greif. Within a few days he filed for annulment, then changed his mind the couple continued the on-and-off marriage for a year before divorcing. [28] In 1979 he married Jennifer Smith. [27]

Owens had three sons: Buddy Alan (who charted several hits as a Capitol recording artist in the early 1970s and appeared with his father numerous times on Hee Haw), Johnny, and Michael Owens.

Owens successfully recovered from oral cancer in the early 1990s, but had additional health problems near the end of the 1990s and the early 2000s, including pneumonia and a minor stroke in 2004. These health problems had forced him to curtail his regular weekly performances with the Buckaroos at his Crystal Palace. Owens died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25, 2006, only hours after performing at his club.

Owens was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. He was ranked No. 12 in CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003. In addition, CMT also ranked the Buckaroos No. 2 in the network's 20 Greatest Bands in 2005. [ aanhaling nodig ] He was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The stretch of US Highway 82 in Sherman is named the Buck Owens Freeway in his honor.

In November 2013, Buck Owens' posthumous autobiography Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens by Buck Owens with Randy Poe was released. The book has a foreword by Brad Paisley and a preface by Dwight Yoakam.

In a 2007 authorized biography Buck, historian Kathryn Burke gives a positive account of Owens. [29]

In Buck Owens: The Biography (2010) investigative journalist Eileen Sisk offers a critical account of Owens and the shortcomings in his private life. [30]


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Adam Spiegel was born in New York City, [2] the son of Arthur H. Spiegel III and Sandra L. Granzow. [3] [4] His father was of German-Jewish ancestry. [5] Jonze is the grandson of Arthur Spiegel and the great-great-grandson of Joseph Spiegel, founder of the Spiegel catalog. [3] Arthur H. Spiegel III was the founder of a healthcare consulting firm. [3] [6] Jonze's parents divorced when he was a young child and his father remarried. [3] [7] Jonze was raised by his mother in Bethesda, Maryland, [8] where she worked in public relations, [3] along with his brother Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel, who is now a producer and DJ, [9] and his sister Julia. [7] While studying at Walt Whitman High School, Jonze spent much of his time at a Bethesda community store, where owner Mike Henderson gave him the nickname "Spike Jonze" in reference to the satirical bandleader Spike Jones. [3]

A keen BMX rider, Jonze began working at the Rockville BMX store in Rockville, Maryland, at the age of 16. A common destination for touring professional BMX teams, Jonze began photographing BMX demos at Rockville and formed a friendship with Freestylin' Magazine editors Mark Lewman and Andy Jenkins. [10] Impressed with Jonze's photography work, the pair offered him a job as a photographer for the magazine, and he subsequently moved to California to pursue career opportunities in photography. [10] Jonze fronted Club Homeboy, an international BMX club, alongside Lewman and Jenkins. [11] The three also created the youth culture magazines Homeboy en Dirt, [12] the latter of which was spun off from the female-centered Sassy and was aimed towards young boys. [13]

1985–1993: Photography, magazines, and early video work Edit

While shooting for various BMX publications in California, Jonze was introduced to a number of professional skateboarders who often shared ramps with BMX pros. [10] Jonze formed a close friendship with Mark Gonzales, co-owner of the newly formed Blind Skateboards at the time, and began shooting photos with the young Blind team including Jason Lee, Guy Mariano and Rudy Johnson in the late 1980s. [10] Jonze became a regular contributor to Transworld Skateboarding and was subsequently given a job at World Industries by Steve Rocco, who enlisted him to photograph advertisements and shoot promotional videos for his brands under the World Industries umbrella. [14] Jonze filmed, edited and produced his first skateboarding video, Rubbish Heap, for World Industries in 1989. [15] His following video project was Video Days, a promotional video for Blind Skateboards, which was released in 1991 and is considered to be highly influential in the community. [16] The video's subject, Gonzales, presented a copy of Video Days to Kim Gordon during a chance encounter following a Sonic Youth show in early 1992. [17] Impressed with Jonze's videography skills, Gordon tracked down the young filmmaker and approached him to direct a music video featuring skateboarders. The video, co-directed by Jonze and Tamra Davis, was for their 1992 single "100%", which featured skateboarding footage of Blind Skateboards rider Jason Lee, who later became a successful actor. [17] In 1993, Jonze co-directed the "trippy" music video for The Breeders song "Cannonball" with Gordon. [18]

Along with Rick Howard and Mike Carroll, Jonze co-founded the skateboard company Girl Skateboards in 1993. [19] The following year, he directed the video for the Weezer song "Buddy Holly", which featured the band performing the song interspersed with clips from the sitcom Happy Days. [20] The video became immensely popular and was shown frequently on MTV. [21] A 2013 Rollende klip readers' poll ranked it as the tenth best music video of the 1990s. [22] Also in 1994, Jonze directed the videos for the Beastie Boys' songs "Sure Shot" and, more famously, "Sabotage". [23] The latter parodies 1970s cop shows and is presented as the opening credits for a fictional show called Sabotage, featuring the band members appearing as its protagonists. [22] As with "Buddy Holly", the video attracted great popularity and was in "near-constant rotation on MTV." [24] In the same year, Jonze also directed videos for the hip hop group Marxman, The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and another Weezer song, "Undone – The Sweater Song". [25] Jonze made his film debut as an actor in a bit part in the drama Mi Vida Loca (1994). [26]

1995–1999: In demand video director and Being John Malkovich Redigeer

Jonze collaborated with Björk for the video for her 1995 single "It's Oh So Quiet", a cover of a 1951 Betty Hutton song. The video is set in an auto shop and sees Björk dancing and singing to the song in the style of a musical, inspired by Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. [27] in the same year, he also directed a television commercial titled "Guerrilla Tennis" for Nike featuring tennis players Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras participating in a match in the middle of an intersection in Manhattan, the "rapid-paced" title sequence for the sitcom Double Rush and worked on videos for R.E.M., Sonic Youth and Ween. [28] [29] Jonze sole video directing credit of 1996 was for The Pharcyde's "Drop", which was filmed backwards and then reversed. [30] In 1997, Jonze made a short film called How They Get There, starring Mark Gonzales as a man who is playfully imitating a woman's actions on the other side of a sidewalk before running into danger. [31] Jonze worked with the electronic music duo Daft Punk on the music video for the instrumental song "Da Funk" in 1997. The clip, titled Big City Nights, follows an anthropomorphic "man-dog" wandering the streets of New York City. [32] His video for The Chemical Brothers's "Elektrobank" (1997) starred his future wife Sofia Coppola as a gymnast. [33] Throughout 1997, he also worked on videos for R.E.M., Pavement, Puff Daddy, and The Notorious B.I.G.. [34] [35] [36] He made a cameo appearance as a paramedic in David Fincher's film The Game (1997). [37]

Jonze filmed a short documentary in 1997, Amarillo by Morning, about two Texan boys who aspire to be bull riders. [38] He was also one of the cinematographers for the documentary Free Tibet, which documents the 1996 Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco. [39] His 1998 commercial for Sprite is considered an example of subvertising for its spoof take on the brand's mascot. [40] Jonze developed an alter ego named Richard Koufey, the leader of the Torrance Community Dance Group, an urban troupe that performs in public spaces. [3] The Koufey persona appeared when Jonze, in character, filmed himself dancing to Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank" as it played on a boom box in a public area. [41] Jonze showed the video to Slim, who appears briefly in the video. [42] Jonze then assembled a group of dancers to perform to Slim's "Praise You" outside a Westwood, California, movie theater and taped the performance. [3] [43] The resulting clip was a huge success, and "Koufey" and his troupe were invited to New York City to perform the song for the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. [44] The video received awards for Best Direction, Breakthrough, and Best Choreography, which Jonze accepted, still in character. [44] Jonze made a short mockumentary about the experience called Torrance Rises (1999). [15]

The first feature film Jonze directed was Being John Malkovich in 1999. It stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich as himself. The screenplay was written by Charlie Kaufman and follows a puppeteer who finds a portal in an office that leads to the mind of actor John Malkovich. Kaufman's script was passed on to Jonze by his father-in-law Francis Ford Coppola and he agreed to direct it, [45] "delighted by its originality and labyrinthine plot". [46] Being John Malkovich was released in October 1999 to laudatory reviews the Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert found the film to be "endlessly inventive" and named it the best film of 1999, [47] [48] while Owen Gleiberman of Vermaak weekliks called it the "most excitingly original movie of the year". [49] At the 72nd Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Keener. [50] Jonze co-starred opposite George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube in David O. Russell's war comedy Three Kings (1999), which depicts a gold heist by four U.S. soldiers following the end of the Gulf War. Jonze's role in the film, the sweet, dimwitted, casually racist PFC Conrad Vig, was written specifically for him. [51] Jonze also directed a commercial for Nike called "The Morning After" in 1999, a parody of the hysteria surrounding Y2K. [52]

2000–2008: Adaptation en Jackass Redigeer

Jonze returned to video directing in 2000, helming the video for the song "Wonderboy" by the comedy duo Tenacious D. [53] Along with Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, Jonze co-created, executive produced and occasionally appeared in the television series Jackass in 2000, which aired on MTV for three seasons until 2002. [54] The show featured a group of people performing dangerous stunts and pranks on each other. At the request of Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000, Jonze directed a short video about Gore at his home. The video was shown at the Democratic National Convention. [55] He collaborated with Fatboy Slim for a second a time in 2001, directing the video for "Weapon of Choice", starring Christopher Walken dancing around a deserted hotel lobby. [56] The video won multiple awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Music Video. [57] [58] Jonze's second film, the comedy-drama Adaptation, (2002), was partially based on the non-fiction book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean and was written by Charlie Kaufman. [59] The metafilm starred Nicolas Cage in a dual role as Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald, as he attempts to adapt The Orchid Thief into a film and features dramatized events from the book. It co-starred Meryl Streep as Orlean and Chris Cooper as the subject of The Orchid Thief, John Laroche. [59] Adaptation. was met with widespread critical acclaim from critics, who praised it for its originality whilst simultaneously being funny and thought-provoking. [60]

Jackass: The Movie, a continuation of the television show, was released in October 2002. [61] Jonze co-produced, contributed to the writing of the segments, and made a cameo appearance in the film. [61] [62] Jonze directed a 60-second commercial called "Lamp" for the furniture store IKEA in 2002, [63] which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, considered a prestigious award in the field of advertising. [64] Also in 2002, Jonze directed the Levi's commercial "Crazy Legs" [64] and the videos for Beck's "Guess I'm Doing Fine", [18] Björk's "It's in Our Hands" (filmed in night vision), and one of two versions of Weezer's "Island in the Sun". [65] Jonze co-directed the Girl Skateboards video Yeah Right! in 2003, which featured extensive use of special effects and a cameo by Owen Wilson. [66]

Jonze co-founded Directors Label – a series of DVDs devoted to music video directors – in September 2003 with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry. Jonze's volume, The Work of Director Spike Jonze, was released in October and comprises his videos, as well as photographs, drawings and interviews. [67] Jonze made a faux documentary called The Mystery of Dalarö in 2004 as part of an advertising campaign for the Volvo S40. The film was credited to a fictional Venezuelan director named Carlos Soto, but was later revealed to have been directed by Jonze. [68] He directed a commercial for Adidas titled "Hello Tomorrow" in 2005, featuring the music of his brother Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel and Jonze's then-girlfriend Karen O of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. [69]

After directing videos for Ludacris and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Y Control" (which caused some controversy over its graphic images), [70] Jonze collaborated with Björk for a third time on the playful music video for "Triumph of a Heart" (2005), in which her husband was played by a housecat. [27] The second Jackass film, Jackass Number Two, was released in 2006 and saw Jonze dress as an old lady whose breasts "accidentally" keep becoming exposed while wandering around Los Angeles. [71] Along with Dave Eggers, he had a speaking part in the Beck song "The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton" from his 2006 album The Information. [72] In 2007, he became the creative director of VBS.tv, an online television network supplied by Vice and funded by MTV. [73] Jonze hosted his own interview show on the service. [74] He directed ads for GAP and Levi's, [75] and co-directed the skateboarding video Fully Flared with Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque in the same year. [16] Jonze directed the music video for Kanye West's single "Flashing Lights" in 2008. Filmed entirely in slow-motion, [36] the video stars West and model Rita G, and sees her driving around the Las Vegas, Nevada desert in a Ford Mustang before stopping to repeatedly stab West, who is tied up in the trunk. [76] Jonze produced Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York in 2008, which Jonze originally intended to direct. [77]

2009–2019: Where the Wild Things Are, short films, and Haar Redigeer

Where the Wild Things Are (2009), a film adaptation of Maurice Sendak children's picture book of the same name, was directed by Jonze and co-written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, who expanded the original ten-sentence book into a feature film. [78] Sendak gave advice to Jonze while he adapting the book and the two developed a friendship. [79] The film stars Max Records as Max, a lonely eight-year-old boy who runs away from home after an argument with his mother (played by Catherine Keener) and sails away to an island inhabited by creatures known as the "Wild Things," who declare Max their king. [79] The Wild Things were played by performers in creature suits, while CGI was required to animate their faces. [80] James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, and Michael Berry Jr. provided the voices for the Wild Things, and Jonze voiced two owls named Bob and Terry. [81] The film's soundtrack was performed by Karen O and composer Carter Burwell scored his third film for Jonze. [82] Where the Wild Things Are was released in October 2009 to a generally positive critical reception but did not perform well at the box office. Some reviewers were unsure whether the film was intended for a younger or adult audience due to its dark tone and level of maturity. [83] Jonze himself said that he "didn't set out to make a children's movie I set out to make a movie about childhood". [84] A television documentary, Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, co-directed by Jonze and Lance Bangs, aired in 2009 and features a series of interviews with Sendak. [85] Jonze wrote and directed We Were Once a Fairytale (2009), a short film starring Kanye West as himself acting belligerently while drunk in a nightclub. [86]

Jonze wrote and directed the science fiction romance short film I'm Here in 2010, based on the children's book The Giving Tree. The film stars Andrew Garfield as a robot with a head shaped like an old PC who falls in love with a more sleekly-designed female robot, played by Sienna Guillory. [87] Jonze produced and provided his voice to a character in the short film Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010), based on Maurice Sendak's book of the same name. [88] He co-directed the video for LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" with the band's frontman James Murphy [89] and directed the video for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" in 2010, the latter being an edited version of Jonze's short film Scenes from the Suburbs (2011), a dystopian vision of suburbia in the near-future and an expansion of the themes of nostalgia, alienation, and childhood found in the song. [90] [91] A third Jackass film, Jackass 3D, premiered in 2010. [92] He was part of the main cast for the black comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret as the supervisor to David Cross' character for the first two seasons in 2010 and 2012, before being replaced by Jack McBrayer in the third season. [93] Jonze resumed his longtime collaboration with the Beastie Boys in July 2011, directing the video for their song featuring Santigold, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win", in which the band members are portrayed as action figures. [23] He then directed the video for Kanye West and Jay-Z's 2011 single "Otis", which saw the pair driving a customized Maybach 57 around an industrial lot. [94] Along with Simon Cahn, Jonze co-directed the stop-motion animated short film Mourir Auprès De Toi (2011), which is set in the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. Jonze voiced a skeletal Macbeth in the film. [95] Also in 2011, Jonze played a small supporting role in the sports drama Moneyball as the husband of Robin Wright's character, who is the ex-wife of Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt). [96] In 2012, Jonze co-directed the feature-length skateboarding film Pretty Sweet with his Fully Flared co-directors Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque. [97]

Jonze's fourth feature film, the romantic science fiction drama Haar, was released in December 2013. The film was his first original screenplay and the first he had written alone, inspired by Charlie Kaufman by putting "all the ideas and feelings at that time" into the script. [98] It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows the recently divorced Theodore Twombly (Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with a seemingly intuitive and humanistic female voice, named "Samantha" (Johansson), produced by an advanced computer operating system. [98] Samantha was originally voiced by Samantha Morton during its production, but was later replaced by Johansson. [98] Jonze provided his voice to a video game character in the film, Alien Child, who interacts with Theodore. [99] The film's score was composed by Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett. [100]

Haar was met with universal acclaim from critics. [101] Todd McCarthy of Die Hollywood Reporter praised Jonze for taking an old theme "the search for love and the need to 'only connect'" and embracing it "in a speculative way that feels very pertinent to the moment and captures the emotional malaise of a future just an intriguing step or two ahead of contemporary reality." [102] Scott Foundas of Verskeidenheid opined that it was Jonze's "richest and most emotionally mature work to date". [103] At the 86th Academy Awards, Jonze was nominated for three Academy Awards for Haar, winning for Best Original Screenplay and receiving further nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song for co-writing "The Moon Song" with Karen O. [104] Jonze won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay at the 71st Golden Globe Awards. [105]

Jonze co-wrote, co-produced, and appeared in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013), a hidden camera comedy film starring Johnny Knoxville as the vulgar grandfather Irvin Zisman. Jonze played his wife late Gloria, but was cut from a majority of the film. [106] Jonze served as the creative director of the YouTube Music Awards on November 3, 2013. At the ceremony, he directed the live music video for Arcade Fire's "Afterlife", documented Lady Gaga's live performance of "Dope" with Chris Milk, and premiered a short film written by Lena Dunham that Jonze directed called Choose You. [107] [108] Jonze had a small role in Martin Scorsese's 2013 film Die Wolf van Wallstraat as a stockbroker who teaches Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) the ins and outs of penny stocks. [96] Jonze got the part as the film shared the same casting director as Haar, who asked Jonze if he wanted to appear in the film. [96] He directed the video for Kanye West's "Only One" in 2015, which was filmed on his iPhone in a foggy field and featured heartfelt interactions between West and daughter. [109] Jonze made a guest appearance in the fourth season of Lena Dunham's television series Girls in March 2015. [110] Jonze directed the short commercial film Kenzo World to promote a fragrance by Kenzo in 2016. The film starred Margaret Qualley as a woman erratically dancing around a large mansion, with choreography by Ryan Heffington. [111] Jonze is the creative director of multinational television channel brand Viceland, which launched in February 2016. [112]

In 2017, Jonze directed Frank Ocean's summer festival tour, which included 8 shows which took place in different cities around the US and Europe. Jonze also produced and decorated, alongside Ocean and artist Tom Sachs among others, an elaborate stage with a runway and central platform for the same concert. [113] Jonze wrote and directed the stage show Changers: A Dance Story, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Mia Wasikowska. Featuring dance choreography by Ryan Heffington, the show premiered at an Opening Ceremony fashion week presentation in September 2017 before opening to the public for a four-night run at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. [114] Jonze produced the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017), which documents the production of the film Man on the Moon (1999). [115] The following year, he directed the short commercial film Welcome Home for Apple's HomePod devices, starring FKA Twigs dancing inside her apartment as its transforms into a surreal space and engages in a dance off with her doppelgänger. [116] In 2019, Jonze directed a commercial and accompanying short film for the website building service Squarespace starring Idris Elba, [117] as well a short film titled The New Normal advocating for marijuana legalization in partnership with the cannabis company MedMen. [118] In that year, Jonze also filmed the Aziz Ansari stand-up special Nou dadelik, operating close-up shots himself onstage. [119] He won two consecutive Directors Guild of America Awards for his commercial work in 2018 and 2019. [120] [121]

2020-present: Beastie Boys Story Redigeer

Jonze directed the Beastie Boys Story: As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz stage show, which took place in Philadelphia and Brooklyn for three nights in 2019 and saw the band's two remaining members tell the story of the Beastie Boys and their friendship. [122] A feature-length documentary, Beastie Boys Story, was also directed by Jonze and features footage from the shows. [122] It was released on Apple TV+ in 2020 to positive reviews. [123]

In 2019, film scholars Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington published ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze, a collection of academic essays on Jonze's oeuvre.

On June 26, 1999, Jonze married director Sofia Coppola, whom he had first met in 1992 on the set of the music video for Sonic Youth's "100%". [3] [124] On December 5, 2003, the couple filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". [124] The character of John, a career-driven photographer (played by Giovanni Ribisi) in Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), was rumored to be based on Jonze, though Coppola commented "It's not Spike, but there are elements of him there, elements of experiences." [125]

Jonze dated singer Karen O throughout 2005, although the couple broke up shortly after. [126] People magazine reported that Jonze dated actress Drew Barrymore in 2007. [127] Jonze was reported to have begun dating Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi in 2010 and the couple briefly lived together in New York City, but have since broken up. [128] [129]


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