Saturday, June 5, 2010


From my vaults: Isa Asklof

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

Paulina Klimek

New York

Pauline van der Cruysse

First Lines: Upton Sinclair - Oil!

The road ran, smooth and flawless, precisely forteen feet wide, the edges trimmed as if by shears, a ribbon of grey concrete, rolled out over the valley by a giant hand.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Junji Ito


Friday, June 4, 2010

Thais Dos Santos

From my vaults: Jani Askevold

Paula Zrebska

ph: Aldona Karczmarczyk

New York

Yunjin Kim

First Lines: Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.

Giorgia Palmas

Robots (2005)

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Set in a quite imaginative future this is fun to watch, if sometimes a bit too fast-paced.

Who's That Girl?

ph: Alex Prager

Illustrator: Charles Holbert

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vibeke Hansen

ph: Ben Watts

From my vaults: Isaac Asimov


Ana Girault

New York

Adriana Mockovciakova

First Lines: Lautreamont - The Songs of Maldoror

God grant that the reader, emboldened and having become at present as fierce as what he is reading, find, without loss of bearings, his way, his wild and treacherous passage through the desolate swamps of these sombre, poison-soaked pages; for, unless he should bring to his reading a rigorous logic and a sustained mental effort at least as strong as his distrust, the lethal fumes of this book shall dissolve his soul as water does sugar.

Adriana Sklenarikova-Karembeu

Natalia Vodianova

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Richard A. Kirk

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kimberly McCullough

From my vaults: Peter Ashworth

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Delfine Bafort

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

New York

Maiara Rubik Marchi (Mayara R)

First Lines: Thomas Pynchon - V

Christmas Eve, 1955, Benny Profane, wearing black levis, suede jacket, sneakers and big cowboy hat, happened to pass through Norfolk, Virginia.

Leona Axelsen Ringström

ph: Jimmy Hansen and Birgitta Martin

New Stuff: Captain Beefheart

After so many years I finally got this great CD box edition.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Florian Afflerbach

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Isabel Lucas

The Movies I Watched in May

Le signorine dello 04 (1955) 6
Liberty Stands Still (2002) 6
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) 5
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) 7

Senki (2007) 6
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) 6
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 7

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) 5
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) 6
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) 5
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) 6
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) 5
The Road (2009) 7

Alyssa Miller