Friday, November 16, 2012

Hyoni Kang

ph: Chris Nicholls

A day in the life, Nov 14

A day in the life, Nov 14, objet trouvé

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Kitty Carlisle


Anais Mali

New York

(ph: Matt Weber)

Julia Nobis

ph: Max Doyle

First Lines: Raymond Roussel - Locus Solus

That Thursday in early April my learned friend Martial Canterel had invited me, along with several other close friends of his, to visit the huge park surrounding his beautiful villa at Montmorency.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Luize Salmgrieze

A day in the life, Nov 13

A day in the life, Nov 13, Munich

Trine Hyldtoft

New Stuff: The Wire

Dalia Guenther

Unter dir die Stadt (2010)

An elderly man uses unscrupulous advantage to win over the wife of one of his employees.

Cold and detached the movie tries and fails to say something about the German banking world.

Dewi Driegen

ph: Chris Craymer

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Carolyn Murphy

ph: Steven Meisel

Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

A man lives a simple, happy life with his loving wife and son until he meets his son's homeroom teacher.

Subtle and subdued 'little French movie' on the Frenchman's favourite topic.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Ariel Brearly

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Grace Gao

ph: Marc De Groot

A day in the life, Nov 12

A day in the life, Nov 12, cups

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: George Carlin


Nastya Kunskaya

New York

Regina Feoktistova

ph: Kevin Sinclair

First Lines: Daniel Kehlmann - Measuring The World

 (ph: Andrzej Król)

In September 1828, the greatest mathematician in the country left his hometown for the first time in years, to attend the German Scientific Congress in Berlin.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tara Jean Nordbrock

A day in the life, Nov 11

A day in the life, Nov 11, rings

Ryan Martel

I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager.

Stylish and atmospheric horror film classic despite the silly title and a not so thrilling plot.

Halliwell *: "Mild horror from the famous Lewton package; some style, but generally thin stuff, the plot having been mirthfully borrowed from Jane Eyre."

Maltin ***1/2: "Exceptional Val Lewton chiller with rich atmosphere, mesmerizing story."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Manuel Alvarez Bravo


Monday, November 12, 2012

Elena Lomkova

ph: Roberto D'Este

A day in the life, Nov 10

A day in the life, Nov 10, Christkindlmarkt

Ellen Danes

ph: Jason Hetherington

From my vaults: Claire Carleton


Jemma Baines

ph: Kazuhiro Fujita

New York

New York circa 1905. "Coney Island -- Luna Park promenade." Elephants on parade. (via Shorpy)

Viktoriya Sasonkina

ph: Nagi Sakai

Lyssa humana: Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin

My uncle, man of firm convictions...
By falling gravely ill, he's won
A due respect for his afflictions -
The only clever thing he's done.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lenka Varvarova

ph: Wiebke Bosse

A day in the life, Nov 9

A day in the life, Nov 9, window display

Victoria Germyn

ph: Jesse Laitinen

New Stuff: Cut Hands

William Bennett's second album with his Cut Hands project.

Alexandra Martynova

Paradise Alley (1978)

Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to tho wart a sleazy manager.
Quite well produced period drama, but with a meandering and silly plot.
Halliwell (no stars): "Fashionable update of the City for Conquest school, not in itself very interesting despite amusing bits."

Maltin *1/2: "Some nice moments lost in comic-book-level dramatics. Director Stallone clearly admires his star (he also croons the title song!)."