Miss Chin Answers: Can I Freeze Milk?

Saturday, August 22, 2009 | |

Every day brings new questions about the world we live in and today's most serious question: Can I Freeze Milk? I typically buy jugs of milk for cooking/baking reasons and then feel the pressure to try to finish it up before it goes bad. I'm happy to report that you CAN freeze milk (skim and lofat work best because they dont separate as much). Just make sure to use some of it first so that the carton doesn't explode from the pressure as it expands. Best used for baking or cooking, freezing milk arguably doesn't change the taste of baked goods. I wouldnt suggest it for drinking tho although freezing milk ice cubes sounds like a good alternative for iced coffee.

UWS hearts MJ too

Thursday, August 20, 2009 | |

If you want to get intellectual about it...KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Video Art

Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 6pm. The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St. (upper level) on the Upper West Side. Armond White joins us on stage for a one-of-a-kind tribute to the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson’s pioneering work in music video raised the art form from cable television footnote to the highest standards set by the movie musical tradition—and invented a few more along the way. Cultural critic and author Armond White returns to the Walter Reade Theater to reacquaint us with Jackson’s singular music video innovations.

“When Hollywood didn’t come calling, Jackson responded with a series of short musical films that displayed his affection for pop tradition,” says White. “From the popular Thriller to the great Black or White and other landmarks, Jackson—the ultimate performer-as-auteur—changed the way the world responds to cinema.”

Animal Collective @ Celebrate Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | |

This past weekend, Brooklyn's own Animal Collective did back-to-back shows at the Prospect Park Bandshell. A fundraiser for Celebrate Brooklyn!, all of my friends who attended couldnt stop gushing about the experience. A true concert experience, people not only loved the music but the creative set design by artist and sister of Animal Collective Dave Portner, Abby Portner, was a real standout feature of the show. Her "handmade" quality set featured multi-layered moving "waves" light-up oversized tiki torches, and a "shark!" For the current issue of Theme, my friend Duane Harriott actually interviewed Abby about her work for Animal Collective and their record label, Paw Tracks! I fell in love with her beautiful illustrations and great sense of humor in the interview. Check the below video from the soundcheck for a daylight glimpse of her set design for the show!!