Saturday, May 24, 2014

Maritza Veer

ph: Graham Lott

A day in the life, May 23

A day in the life, May 23, doors

Aysche Tiefenbrunner

ph: Tommy Agriodimas

New Stuff: Nature

Yesica Toscanini

New Stuff: The Wire

Jordan Cohayney

ph: Hannah Scott-Stevenson

The Nomi Song (2004)

Documentary about the life of the singer Klaus Nomi.

Lovingly rearched documentary with rare archive matetrial that actually makes one miss the great artist.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the antebellum United States a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery.

Harrowing tale of slavery is excellently directed with a thoroughly superb cast.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Yukari Masuike

Friday, May 23, 2014

Paz Vega

ph: Tito Trueba

A day in the life, May 22

A day in the life, May 22, Gisele Bündchen's feet

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Bella Cortez

Clémence Poésy

New York

Alfred Stieglitz, The Terminal, New York, 1892

Snejana Onopka

First Lines: Jennifer Egan - A Visit from the Goon Squad

It began the usual way, in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel.

Hedvig Palm

ph: Ümit Savaci

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2014

Kama Broniszewska

ph: Marcin Tyszka

A day in the life, May 21

A day in the life, May 21, window display

Bree Smith

ph: Shelli Wright

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Saul Steinberg)

Anais Pouliot

ph: Michael Hauptman

New Stuff: Joseph Conrad

He never really did write an autobiography; this is a collection of his writings of autobiographical nature.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Natalia Salvadori

A day in the life, May 20

A day in the life, May 20, structure

Emma Watson

From my vaults: Julio Cortázar

Brenda Mutoni

ph: Surachai Saengsuwan

New York

Alfred Eisenstaedt - The famous clock in the old Pennsylvania Station, New York, 1943

Cara Delevingne

ph: Mert Alas + Marcus Piggott

First Lines: Lydia Millet - Love in Infant Monkeys

When a bird landed on her foot the pop star was surprised.

Jessica Strother

A day in the life, May 19

A day in the life, May 19, structure

Leanne Eshuis

ph: Jiyang Chen

New Stuff: Blondie

A new album plus a cd of their greatest hits newly recorded for the occasion.

Elena Bartels

ph: David Slijper

New Stuff: 12 Years a Slave

Certainly a movie I need to watch soon.

Imme Visser

Chevolution (2008)

A documentary on the iconography of Che Guevara.

Informative and at times insightful history of one single famous photo that still fascinates us to this day.


Tanya Dziahileva

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Sensually charged and elegantly directed envisionment of a historic figure as a modern pop icon.

Maltin**1/2: "Visually sumptuous...Writer-director Coppola's Marie Antoinette is a contemporary girl, with modern music set against the pomp and detail of the 18th century life in the fast lane. Starts to tire after a while and ends with a whimper, not a bang...but there's much to enjoy here."