Saturday, October 17, 2015

Zhao Meijuan

New York

PanAm Clipper flies above Manhattan, 1949

Isabella Rossellini

First Lines: Lionel Davidson - The Sun Chemist

I came in quietly, dabbing at the chill spots of rain on my forehead, and took my coat off and began sniffing.

Tong Zhang


October 2015

Dongqi "Dylan" Xue

A day in the life, Oct 13

A day in the life, Oct 13, Lisbon, objet trouvé

Heather Marks

ph: Natth Jaturapahu

Fair Game (2010)

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Effective political drama based on a true case manages to tell the story straight and fairly simple, although it does heroize the two leads a bit; Watts and Pean, however, are in top form.

Maltin***: "Intimate, propulsive drama...reveals how these events affected their lives and threatened their marriage. Engrossing and credible; an especially fine showcase for Watts."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Sachin Teng

Tang Qin Yi


October 2015

Madison Stubbington

ph: Ribal & Gil

Window faces

Munich, October 2015

Niina Rätsep

ph: Stiina Kase

A day in the life, Oct 12

A day in the life, Oct 12, Lisbon, graffiti

Victoria Anderson

New York

A Wet Foggy Day, New York, 1899 - photo by John Beeby

Anna Karina

First Lines: J. J. Marric - Gideon's Day

The wrath of Gideon was remarkable to see and a majestic thing to hear.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Astrid Rormand


October 2015

Michelle Trachtenberg

A day in the life, Oct 11

A day in the life, Oct 11, Lisbon, standing outside looking inside

Ariadne Artiles

New Stuff: Regenwald

A coffee table book about rain forests, a promotional gift I got.

Iuliia Danko

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Adrian Tomine)

Josephine Skriver

ph: Henrik Bülow

Tracks (2013)

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Well-made adventure movie with a supberb Mia Wasikowska in the lead role with some beautiful landscape photography unfortunately fails to show the actual hardships of such a journey.

Maltin***1/2: "Absorbing, eye-filling dramatization...What seems like a story of survival and perseverance also becomes a journey of self-discovery for the stubborn loner, who is played to perfection by Wasikowska. Deeply felt screenplay by Marion Nelson, with great cinematography by Mandy Walker. An eminently satisfying movie."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Shin Yanagisawa

Shena Moulton

ph: Robert Harper


October 2015

Beverly Peele

ph: Hans Feurer


Munich, October 2015

Siri Crafoord

A day in the life, Oct 10

A day in the life, Oct 10, objet trouvé

Minnie Brady

ph: David Slijper

New York

34th Street & 6th Avenue 1910

Frida Gustavsson

ph: Andreas Sjödin

Thursday, October 15, 2015

First Lines: John Fowles - The Collector

When she was home from her boarding-school I used to see her almost every day sometimes, because their house was right opposite the Town Hall Annexe.