About Tammy Wood

I may lay claim to being a clean freak, but my I strive for chillin-on-a-chaise-lounge-on-the-riviera-sipping-caipirinhas style. When not at home with my photog husband and our satellite eared dog Paco, I'm writing papers and teaching French to the next generation. I watch too many sports, have been known to break it down on the dance floor, bake a mean bread, and train the sh*t out of my stubborn dog.

Posts by Tammy Wood:

Freaking Out About Reformation

Freaking Out About Reformation

On the gorgeous faux spring day that we had this past weekend I took a stroll around the Lower East Side, checking out the shops that struck my fancy. For the most part, I walked in, loved the shop, and then ran out when everything I picked up was over $350. This, friends, is why(…)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Say French Nouvelle Vague and immediately you think of Godard and his French colleagues who changed the form for a generation. The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène may be better known as the father of African film, but his work deserves to be known outside of a regionalized category that says little about his style. His classic La(…)

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is by no means a new movie, but I just discovered it and I simply cannot stop talking about it.  In it, Werner’s narrative voice works its usual magic, which is all I really should have to say, but I’ll go on. The documentary covers(…)

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

I am a visual learner, which I discovered the hard way studying for hours without end to memorize words in Arabic script. But there are far more fun things to learn – and at times more impressive – than a foreign language. Cocktails are the perfect example. Why skim your way through endless pages of(…)