Friday, January 29, 2016

New York

Woolworth 5 & 10 Store, East 40th and Fifth Avenue, 1935

Kiko Mizuhara

First Lines: Dorothy L. Sayers - Clouds of Witness

Lord Peter Wimsey stretched himself luxoriously between the sheets provided by the Hotel Meurice.

Maria Keidj

A day in the life, Jan 27

A day in the life, Jan 27, standing outside looking inside

Emely Montero

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

Silly fantasy action film with a drifting plot; the effects and creatures, however, will entertain an adolescent audience.

Maltin**: "Ho-hum, grim-faced action film relies heavily on CGI effects but isn't supported by a decent script, so it's hrad to get involved. The result: a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Marina Nery

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: William H. Illingworth

Giselle Marte

Window faces

Regensburg, January 2016

Aneta Pajak

A day in the life, Jan 26

A day in the life, Jan 26, Regensburg by day

Franzi Mueller

ph: Mark Pillai

New York

Chrysler Building under construction, New York, 1929

Xiao Wen Ju

First Lines: George V. Higgins - The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Jackie Brown at twenty-six, with no expression on his face, said that he could get some guns.

Doutzen Kroes

ph: Russell James

A day in the life, Jan 25

A day in the life, Jan 25, standing outside looking inside

Elise van't Zand

ph: Anna Rosa Krau

New Stuff: William Boyd

Kseniya Shapovalova

Hævnen (2010)

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud.

Stirring and intense study of pacifism amidst an otherwise relentlessly violent world.

Maltin***1/2: "...a story both gripping and harrowlingly believable, an exploration of violence that simmers just below the surface of polite society."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Stuff: Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek's latest publication.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Robert Patterson

Imaan Hammam

ph: Craig McDean

A day in the life, Jan 24

A day in the life, Jan 24, the thing on the wall

Sara Eirud

ph: Boe Marion

New York

'Road of Tomorrow'; The Ford Motor Company building; New York World’s Fair, 1939

Heather Marks

First Lines: W. R. Burnett - Little Caesar

Sam Vettori sat staring into Halsted Street.

Valery Prince

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A day in the life, Jan 23

A day in the life, Jan 23, window display

Senait Gidey

Ladder 49 (2004)

After saving the life of one of the civilians inside, a firefighter finds himself trapped in a burning warehouse with a broken leg and looks back upon his life.

Above-average drama intended to celebrate the heroics of firefighters, sympathetic but quite sentimental.

Maltin***: "Warm depiction of firemen's lives as brothers in an extended family. Full of white-knuckle sequences depicting daring (but realistic) rescue operations, which cumulatively pay tribute to some of the bravest men on earth. Solid, old-fashioned storytelling."

Milou van Groesen

ph: Nagi Sakai

New Stuff: National Geographic