Saturday, August 21, 2010

From my vaults: Delfine Bafort

Zippora Seven

New York

Coney Island (photo by me)

Daria Werbowy

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

A year later Ruski's son by Calico Jane is stuck up the same tree. It is getting dark. I can see him up there with my flashlight, but he won' come down, so I call Wayne Propst, who is coming with a ladder. I go out and shine my light up the tree and see Fletch's red collar. And Fletch brings the little cat down.

Amanda Nørgaard

New Stuff: The Residents

Ralph USA is closing down and selling out what they have left. I me this album since it contains the N. Senada composition "Pollex Christi", which means either Big Toe of Christ or Big Thumb of Christ.

Julie Adams

The Jackal (1997)

An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Competent remake of a classic thriller.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Kelly Thompson

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anna Selezneva

From my vaults: Joan Baez


Tuuli Shipster

Natalia Vodianova

New York

Palloma Dreher

ph: Josefina Bietti

First Lines: Claude Lévi-Strauss - Tristes Tropiques

Travel and travellers are two things I loathe - and yet here I am, all set to tell the story of my expeditions.

Kasia Zachwieja

New Stuff: Ministry of Fear

A Fritz Lang classic that I haven't seen in quite a while.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Zhang Zhen Qi

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Julia Välimäki

From my vaults: Enrique Badulescu

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Alina Birladeanu

ph: Irina Ionesco

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Christoph Niemann)

Lucy McIntosh

New York

Interior retail stalls at Washington Market in New York City in 1917


Mary Smith

First Lines: Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching

The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

NASA's Voyager Missions

Since my childhood I was always greatly interested in astronomy and for a while I even wanted to become an astronomer. I remember the Voyager missions being planned and then initiated, but since then only occasionally heard about their findings. Meanwhile the satellites have accumulated a great amount of sensational information about our solar system and great phtos. So I'm glad there's a book that sums it all up.

Sabine Le Marchand

Malaga (1954)

A former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate among the Tangier policemen.

Heavy handed and quite boring spy thriller with the star effortlessly domineering every scene.

Tiah Eckhardt

ph: Holly Blake

New Stuff: Beverly Jensen

I had read one of these stories in a recent Best American Short Stories edition ("Wake") and was quite impressed. Therein was mentioned that the story was part of a whole series which was planned for publication. Of course, I intended to get the book, although it seems like it took a few years before it was finally released.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Bill Murphy

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sun Feifei

From my vaults: Laurent Elie Badessi


Kristina Krivomazova

ph: Louis Christopher

New York

Josephine Skriver

First Lines: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - The Phenomenology of Mind (Preface)

In the case of a philosophical work it seems not only superfluous, but, in view of the nature of philosophy, even inappropriate and misleading to begin, as writers usually do in a preface, by explaining the end the author had in mind, the circumstances which gave rise to the work, and the relation in which the writer takes it to stand to other treatises on the same subject, written by his predecessors or his contemporaries.

Tracy Onyekachukwu

Kate Moss irrégulière

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Utagawa Hoen