Saturday, May 28, 2016

First Lines: Primo Levi - Survival In Auschwitz

I was captured by the Fascist Militia on December 13 1943.

Jing Ma

A day in the life, May 26

A day in the life, May 26, the fair

Noam Frost

ph: David Gubert

New Stuff: Utopia

Got this one, because it has a wonderful cover and had a reasonable price.

Nadeschda Loh

New Stuff: Ralph Stanley

Classic of bluegrass.

Charlotte Lindvig

ph: Colin Dodgson

New Stuff: Charles Mingus

Another addition to my ongoing Charles Mingus collection.

Hana Jirickova

ph: Hasse Nielsen

Kristy (2014)

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

Well-made, if not particularly original horror movie that does have some moments of chilling atmosphere and suspense, but for the main part offers the usual cat-and-mouse chase.

Josephine Skriver

ph: Matt Jones

New Stuff: The New Yorker

art: Barry Blitt

Who's That Girl?

ph: Alfred Cheney Johnston

Photographer: Robert Polillo

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lily Donaldson

First Lines: Agatha Christie - An Autobiography

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.

Ash Walker

ph: Andrew Fearman

A day in the life, May 24

A day in the life, May 24, objet trouvé

Anja Rubik

La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo (1965)

Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

Entertaining and colorful, but wildy unhistorical Hollywood adevnture tale.

Halliwell (no star): "Curious mixture of melodrama and pantomime, with a star cast half playing for laughs."

Maltin**1/2: "Laighable mini-epic, extremely choppy, with episodic sequences pretending to recount events in life of medieval adventurer."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mia Aminata Niaria

New Stuff: The Cardigans

Considered one of the finest pop albums of the 90s.

Audrey Marnay

ph: Jerome Esch

New Stuff: Pink Floyd

I've always kept my distance to Pink Floyd, so, although my cherished Rocklexikon listed this album in their 100 essential records list, I never tried to purchase it. 40 years later I'm giving it a try...

Who's That Girl?

Art: Pascal Blanché

Louise Mikkelsen

A day in the life, May 23

A day in the life, May 23, Regensburg by night

Julia Stegner

New York

(c. 1912) The Park Row Building, New York City

Magdalena Frackowiak

First Lines: Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Confessions

I am commencing an undertaking, hitherto without precedent, and which will never find an imitator.

Alyssa Miller

ph: Yu Tsai

A day in the life, May 22

A day in the life, May 22, shadows

Linda Evangelista

New Stuff: Bob Dylan

Of course, I got the new Bob Dylan album.

Olga Voronova

New Stuff: Randy California

I used to have this album as record: Spirit guitarist Randy California's wonderfiúl first solo album from 1972.

Erin Shea

ph: Pierre Toussaint

New Stuff: Prince

Believe it or not: this is my first Prince album for my collection.

Dana López

Hero Wanted (2008)

After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

Great cast and good production guarantee for some thriller quality, but the implausible plot and the 'hero's ' psychological conflict are quite dubious.

Darla Baker

ph: Aydin Arjomand