Friday, November 14, 2014

Estella Warren

Ursula Kunz' new Calender

Ursula Kunz has published a beautiful new calender with ocean views, and it can be purchased via and Ebay (which also offers a view of all 12 photos).

Naomi Watts

Rarely Heard: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Autumn's Child

Captain Beefheart - Autumn's Child - MyVideo

I don't think I'll need to explain much about Captain Beefheart - and His Magic Band. If he's not actually rarely heard, he's certainly not heard enough. I've been a fan since my teens and I still lsiten into his albums on a regular basis. Autumn's Child is in IMHO his prettiest song from their debut album Safe As Milk which is a fairly approachable album compared to his late 60s classics (which I will be presenting over time as well.

Brooke Shields

A day in the life, Nov 12

A day in the life, Nov 12, Christkindlmarkt before its opening

Heather Kemesky

From my vaults: Mickey Daniels

Amanda Smith

New York

Christy Turlington

First Lines: Greil Marcus - Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock'n'Roll Music

Our story begins just after midnight, not so long ago.

Bridget Hall

ph: Kelly Klein

A day in the life, Nov 11

A day in the life, Nov 11, standing outside looking inside

Britt Nicholas

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Fast-paced and action-packed, very professionaly produced, but without much of a suspenseful plot.

Maltin**1/2: "Slick but heavy-handed and formulaic, this film lacks the sense of wonder and discovery that marks the first two X-MEN movies, and focuses instead on Wolverine and his adversaries beating the living daylights out of each other. Jackman gives it his best."

Cecilia Chancellor

ph: Kim Knott

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Liniers)

Marina Nery

ph: Bjarne Jonasson

Ursula Kunz' Calender

Ursula Kunz has published a wonderful calender with animal photos, and it can be purchased via and Ebay (which also offers a view of all 12 photos).

Who's That Girl?

Art: Mark Schultz

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Alys Hale

Rarely Heard: Battle of Mice - Cave of Spleen

I came across Battle of Mice by detour. I first heard about singer Julie Christmas and her band Made Out of Babies in a short documentary on the French-German TV program Arte and found their music interesting. Then, in 2006 I heard that Pere Ubu guitarist Tony Maimone and Book of Knots drummer Joel Hamilton were putting a band together with her and releasing the album Day of Nights (which would remain their only one). calls the band a "post-metal/post-rock supergroup of sorts" and that pretty much describes their music, which I'm very fond of: it's very dark, heavy and at times a bit artsy, but always intriguing.

Sveta Zakharova

ph: Tess Feuilhade

A day in the life, Nov 10

A day in the life, Nov 10, objet trouvé

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Estella Daniels

Erika Linder

ph: Nagi Sakai

New York

ph: Berenice Abbott

Sasha Luss

First Lines: Brian Eno - A Year with Swollen Appendices

Cold clear morning.

Charlotte Pallister

Window faces

Wels, November 2014

Jaimie de Jong

A day in the life, Nov 9

A day in the life, Nov 9, objet trouvé

Alessandra Ambrosio

Manhattan (1979)

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

On par with his previous masterpiece Annie Hall Woody Allen's study of love life amidst New York intellectuals scores  with beautiful b6w cinematography and most subtle humor than before.

Halliwell****: "As close to a summation of Woody Allen's views and oeuvre as anybody needs; some smart jabs about the lives we lead are sometimes bogged down in earnestness and half-comic despair."

Maltin***1/2: "Bittersweet slice-of-life...; blisteringly accurate and ultimately poignant, a worthy follow-up to Woody's ANNIE HALL. Magnificently photographed (in b&w) by Gordon Willis, with splendid use og Gershwin's music on the soundtrack."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Claire Rousseau

New York, I Love You (2008)

Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York.

Like so many omnibus collaborations the segments are of varying quality and the result is only intermittently entertaining.

Maltin**: "Lacklustre follow-up to PARIS JE T'AIME...most of them [episodes] are slight and boring; these vignettes about the city that never sleeps just may put you to sleep."

Kaylin Rogers

ph: Kelly Klein

New Stuff: His Name Is Alive

The new album is supposedly a prog-rock opera - so I'm quite curious what this sounds like...

Du Juan

Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)

A 1960's-era clan of British communists choose to leave their beloved Britain to seek out Utopian bliss in East Germany.

A good idea gets a very frumpy production with only bits of humor here and there.

Freja Beha Erichsen

New Stuff: Nature

Who's That Girl?