Saturday, December 11, 2010

Irene Shatailo

New York

source: PIXOG

Iris Egbers

First Lines: Felipe Alfau - Chromos

The moment one learns English, complications set in.

Del Palmer

Del Palmer is best known for his work with Kate Bush, so you can expect a certain quality to his solo work. The main reason, however, that I bought this album is because my good friend I.V. Webb sings on 3 three of the songs.

Beatriz Saladich

News Stuff. Doves

I know it's another Britpop band, but I though it sounded interesting since there's supposedly a nice shoegaze edge to their music.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Lorenzo Bringheli

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Johanna Fosselius

From my vaults: Count Basie


Mandy de Wolff

New York

Sofya Titova

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

  I catch clear glimpses of Kiki through Ruski. I have felt Kiki right there when I pick up Ruski and he doesn't want to be picked up..."Dejeme, William! Tu estas loco." And the time I slapped him...the averted face, downcast eyes...then he was gone. And of course I knew just where he was and carried him back to the house..."Thin stray cat used to be me, meester."
  Kiki left me and went to Madrid. He had good reason to leave. Terminal junk at the time. He was stabbed to death in a hotel room by a jealous lover who found him with a girl.
  Kiki in Tangier, Angelo in Mexico City...and someone else I cannot identify because he is so close to me. Sometimes he is there in my face and body, real as anybody could be, and he says, "IT'S ME, BILL...IT'S ME," over and over. That's the way it is with Ruski when he squeaks and puts his paws up to my face. He is not as demonstrative as he used to be. Sometimes he moves away from my hand..."You shame me, William, I am not a nino." It can get quite creepy.

Natalia Vodianova

New Stuff: Neil Young

I'm ashamed to admit that I missed getting this favourite album on cd till today...

Emily Sandberg

ph: Steven Meisel

New Stuff: Armistead Maupin

I finally got this classic novel and intend to start reading it soon.

Rosanna "Ros" Georgiou

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

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Photographer: David Drebin

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Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Marie Bashkirtseff


Monday, December 6, 2010

Grace Gao

New York

Nasia Mylona

First Lines: Toni Morrison - Paradise

They shoot the white girl first.

Elwira Skrybus

New Stuff: The La's

Claimed to be one off the great Britpop albums I thought I'd take a chance on them.

Daria Plyushko

La baie des anges (1963)

A bank clerk becomes addicted to gambling and falls in love with a likewise addicted woman.

A quiet short romance with a slight touch of decadency.

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Illustrator: Keith P. Rein

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Maria Raeva

From my vaults: Billy Barty


Jane Randall

New York

Lana Ross

First Lines: Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five

All this happened, more or less.

Ester Korotkova

Severance (2006)

A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division.

A well-made Deliverance-style shocker with its tongue in cheek.

Angie Schmidt

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

A new kind of horror classic evenly combining (or confronting) humor with bloodcurdling splatter.

Misha Ka

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

A struggling dentist in Canada finds out that the new neighbor is a well-known mafia killer.

Star-spangled black comedy that for most parts works entertainingly well.

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Illustrator: Jace Wallace

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