Saturday, January 8, 2011

Natallia Krauchanka

New York

Naked City (1948), film still

Sydney Roper

First Lines: Edith Wharton - Ethan Frome

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.

Ines Cakula

New Stuff: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Since I'm currently reading the book I wanted to see this acclaimed TV adaptation.

Camilla Lemb

New Stuff: Breece D'J Pancake

I only recently heard about this author, who is died much too young and published only 6 stories in his lifetime, but is widely acclaimed as a writer.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: DCWJ

Find more at:

Isabel Scholten

ph: Dennison Bertram

From my vaults: Charles Baudelaire


Natalia Vodianova

New York

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kate Moss irrégulière

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

  Wimpy shows me flashes of my son, Billy, and my poor father. Ten o'clock in the house at Price Road. I go down to the pantry for milk and cookies, hoping my father won't be there. Frustration makes me surly and petulant. "Gay" was not a household word in those days.
  He is there. "Hello Bill."
  The pathetic appeal and the hurt in his eyes.
  Nothing but cold hate. If only...Too late. Over from Cobble Stone Gardens.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sarah Emmons

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Richard McGuire)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Leslie Alsheimer

Find more at:

Ping Hue Cheung

ph: Dan Jackson

From my vaults: Elizabeth Báthory


Natalia Vodianova

New York

Kate Moss irrégulière

First Lines: Paul Auster - Sunset Park

For almost a year now, he has been taking photographs of abandonded things.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lais Navarro

ph: Luca Babini

New Stuff: John Coltrane

Had to get this since Coltrane plays here with Cecil Taylor!

Sigrid Agren

ph: Ben Hassett

New Stuff: Deerhunter

So far I hadn't heard of this noise rock band, but it was on several Best of 2010 lists.

Barbora Dvorakova

New Stuff: Guido Crepax

I finally got me this album after waiting so many years.

Vanessa Adamatti

New Stuff: Bob Dylan

My latest purchase for my ongoing Bob Dylan collection.

Lourdes Coteron

New Stuff: Gil Scott-Heron

My first album by this legendary artist.

Natalia Schueroff

The Searchers (1956)

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

A Western masterpiece with a complex human drama set within a simple story.

Malu Bortolini

ph: Fábio Bartelt

Dances with Wolves (1990)

A lieutenant, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Epic Western saga honestly concerned in showing the Native Americans in a new perspective, but offered in a self-congratulatory tone.

Lorraine Cruz

Maverick (1994)

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Good-humored western farce with the stars visibly enjoying themselves.

Jessica Bronitzki

New Stuff: Depeche Mode

I thought I'd need at least one Depeche Mode album in my collection...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Carol Lazari

New Stuff: Melt Banana

A Japanese noise band which I had not yet known about, on German TV they were compared with the Boredoms.

Sofie Roelens

The Movies I Watched in December

An American Werewolf in London (1981)  7

Buddenbrooks (2008)  5
Drean Wife (1953)  5
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)  6
Kiss the Girls (1997)  6
Bay of Angels (1963)  6
La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)  6
Legend (1985)  5
Once upon a Time in America (1984)  8

Romy (2009) (TV)  6
Severance (2006)  5
The Dead Will Tell (2004) (TV)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)  9

The Walker (2007)  6
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)  6