Saturday, March 22, 2014

First Lines: Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas

Years ago, in the 1950s, as a young man working for a Madison Avenue advertising agency, Ives always looked forward to the holiday season and would head out during his lunch hours, visiting churches, to think and meditate, and, if he was lucky, to hear the choirs as they practiced their hymns and sacred songs.

Jacquelyn Jablonski

ph: Driu & Tiago

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Nastya Akhmametjeva

ph: Giulia Noni

A day in the life, Mar 20

A day in the life, Mar 20, tree

Bianca Bernat

ph: Norbert Zsolyomi

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Ana Juan)

Ziyi Zhang

New Stuff: Daido Moriyama

I'm especially happy that Daido Moriyama was included in the series.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Hugo Brehme

Bio (in German):

Friday, March 21, 2014

Elisabeth Erm

ph: Emma Summerton

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Leonor Varela

A day in the life, Mar 19

A day in the life, Mar 19, bird in a tree

Katrin Thormann

ph: Koray Birand

From my vaults: Sam Cooke


Léa Seydoux

New York

Shalom Harlow

First Lines: Richard Ford - Independence Day

In Haddam, summer floats over tree-softened streets like a sweet lotion balm from a careless, languorous god, and the world falls in tune with its own mysterious anthems.

Eva van der Panne

ph: Klass Jan Kliphuis

A day in the life, Mar 18

A day in the life, Mar 18, building

Paulina Panas

New Stuff: The Wire

Naomi Nijboer

New Stuff: Nature

Kassi Smith

New Stuff: St. Vincent

Magnificent album! St. Vincent will be appearing on the next Swans album.

Nataliya Piro

ph: Esther Haase

New Stuff: Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Another volume in the Phaidon series.

Snejana Onopka

ph: Steven Meisel

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Good production value and a capable cast can't help a movie with a silly plot full of cliche-ridden horror scenes.

Maltin**: "Peculiar mix of horror movie and courtroom melodrama is unconvincing on all levels, though handsomely produced and well acted."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Louis Fleckenstein


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alyssa Miller

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2014

Miley Cyrus

ph: Chris Nicholls

A day in the life, Mar 17

A day in the life, Mar 17, dreary evening

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Alastair Cooke


Julia Juju Ivanyuk

ph: Andoni & Arantxa

New York

Kylie Minogue

First Lines: Joyce Carol Oates - What I Lived For

 (ph: Erik Skaar)

God erupted in thunder and shattering glass.