Saturday, March 15, 2014

Taylor Marie Hill

ph: Hilary Walsh

New York

The lion statues at the New York Public Library, with a mantle of snow during the record December 1948 snowfall

Monika Jagaciak

ph: Hong Jang Hyun

First Lines: Philip Roth - Operation Shylock

I learned about the other Philip Roth in January 1988, a few days after New Year, when my cousin Apter telephoned my in New York to say that Israeli radio had reported tat I was in Jerusalem attending the trial of John Demjanjuk, the man alleged to be Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka.

Cici Xiang Yejing

ph: Stockton Johnson

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Wang Jing

A day in the life, Mar 12

A day in the life, Mar 12, standing outside looking inside

Caroline Trentini

New Stuff: Wynn Bullock

Another photographer I knew little about.

Mona Johannesson

Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

Basically a cheap remake of the original directed with less finesse, but much more exploding heads.

Halliwell (no star): "Effective sequel with several exploding heads."

Maltin**: "OK for what it is. david Cronenberg had no cennection with this sequel to his 1981 film."


Who's That Girl?

Art: Helena Almeida


Friday, March 14, 2014

Adina Fohlin

ph: Steven Meisel

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Anne-Marie Van Dijk

ph: Bruno Ripoche

A day in the life, Mar 11

A day in the life, Mar 11, frog

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Joe Cook


Jennifer Gilmore

New York

Sasha Luss

ph: Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi + Luigi Murenu

First Lines: E. Annie Proulx - The Shipping News

Here is an account of a few years in the life of Quolye, born in Brooklyn and raised in a shuffle of dreary upstate towns.

Alexandra Martynova

ph: Paul Morel

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Devon Robinson

A day in the life, Mar 10

A day in the life, Mar 10, standing outside looking inside

Crista Cober

ph: Marc de Groot

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Liniers)

Catherine McNeil

New Stuff: Nature

Emma Oak

ph: Thomas Lohr

Armageddon (1998)

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

A classic doomsday premise executed with a big budget is ruined by a silly plot and a chaotic ending

Halliwell (no star): "Loud and brainless action movie that was among the top box-office successes of 1998."

Maltin**: "Opens with a bang, and sets up an exciting (if improbable) story...After a while it becomes so routine, so predictable, and so redundant that all the fun is drained away."

Lydia Willemina Collins

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Stuff: Nan Goldin

No doubt, a great addition to th series - and our library.

Mariacarla Boscono

ph: Tim Walker

Ransom (1974)

A gang of hijackers seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia and a ruthless military police chief  is assigned to rescue the plane and its passengers.

Quite dated with its many political twists this thriller does manage to create some suspense.

Halliwell*: "Topical but unconvincing action thriller with unfamiliar detail; builds up to exciting sequences but is quickly forgotten."

Maltin*1/2: "Muddled thriller...indifferently acted by Connery and McShane, amateurishly directed, and tediously unspooled. Pity, because premise is sound and photography (by Sven Nykvist) is smashing."


Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Willy Ronis


Ash Walker

ph: Dave McKelvey


Regensburg, March 2014

Yamila Díaz-Rahi

A day in the life, Mar 9

A day in the life, Mar 9, in the garage

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Elisha Cook, Jr.



Fabiana Tambosi

New York

Freja Beha Erichsen

ph: Karim Sadli

First Lines: Joyce Carol Oates - Black Water

The rented Toyota, driven with such impatient exuberance by The Senator, was speeding along the unpaved unnamed road, taking the turns in giddy skidding slides,and then, with no warning, somehow the car had gone off the road and had overturned in black rushing water, listing to its passenger's side, rapidly sinking.