Wednesday, December 23, 2009


As the days get progressively colder, I want one of these more and more.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Stooping for dollars

Photo by Earl Wilson

Today's NYTimes featured a front page story on stoopers, people who hang out in front of Off-Track Betting parlours and pick up discarded betting slips. One has made half a million dollars during his 10 year career. They're the gleaners of the betting world.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fresh folk of bel air

Neil Young covers Will Smith. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sometimes I run to you

I'm back from Asia (though I didn't see anything like this in China or Uzbekistan) and will be posting again semi-regularly. Sorry for leaving everyone in the lurch. Here's another type of lurching. In slow-motion.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Peter Pan, in pink

Molly Ringwald pens a remembrance of John Hughes in today's Times. I was unaware of his relationship to Hollywood and the arc of his career. On the other hand, I am still aware of how much his films meant to me during the time I was living in Boston. I clung to his films (and, perhaps, a stage of my youth) like security blankets. Ringwald's words bring another level of intimacy to the work and to the man. John Hughes, RIP.

Tryin’ to keep it real

Peter Lindbergh has a portfolio of eight supermodels in September's Bazaar shot with minimal makeup and retouching. Larger scans can be found at

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Katie Couric rocks

They've been doing this for a while, but I just caught up. Check out Katie at 1:45, right after the Biggie reference. "You can be Lady Gaga I can be T-Pain we can be bringing on the boogie droppin' rhymes like rain."

if IKEA were a vintage bookstore

The covers would look something like this.

Monday, August 10, 2009

At the drive-in

Time magazine has a gallery of photographs taken at drive-ins from the past 75 years. I first saw Star Wars at a drive-in. It was a double-feature with a film featuring stop motion dinosaurs.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Patterns with light

Peter Buning "illuminates the environment with shadow pantomimes."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

True stories

As a coworker has it, "This is frigg'n hilarious. It's funny because it's true." And sad for the same reason: Business guys on business trips. (tx karen)