Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.
Pop mashups galore
I’m a sucker for a good mashup, the gold standard still standing at Green Day’s “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” mixed with Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” Recently, my husband turned me on to a few more: “Stayin’ In Black,” with AC/DC and the Bee Gees, and “I Heard It Round And Round The Grapevine” with Marvin Gaye and Ratt. Vintage concert/video offstage heightens all the groups in the various mashups, and you’d be surprised how much a heavy guitar solo aids both efforts. Singular songs just seem so boring to me now. [Gwen Ihnat]
Designer Paul Fuentes on Instagram
I’m always tickled to see Paul Fuentes’ designs pop up in my Instagram feed. The Mexico City-based graphic designer has a surrealist’s knack for juxtaposing everyday objects in ways that are unexpected and beguiling. He also seems to like food a lot. Start here and here. [Kate Bernot]