Saturday, June 29, 2013
Having been a fan of Bob Guskind's "Gowanus Lounge" blog which he posted from Brooklyn, I was happy to hear of the upcoming book, indie publisher, Underground Voices, is putting out. It's called: KING OF THE BAJA: the writings of Robert Guskind.
See more here at their Underground Voices site.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
From Fareed Zakaria's TIME article: WHEN WILL WE LEARN?
"American education at its best teaches you how to solve problems, truly understand the material, question authority, think for yourself and be creative. It teaches you to learn what you love and to love learning. These are incredibly important values, and they are why the U.S. has been able to maintain an edge in creative industries and innovation in general."
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
A rare documentary on the CIA. THE MAN NOBODY KNEW, a documentary on William Colby, the head of the CIA in the 1960's and early 70's.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Got to sit down and watch David Cronenberg's Scanners
which is, true to Cronenberg's style, psychological and gory.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Listening to Little Dragon: Ritual Union CD...
The cool art of Marco Eychenne
Sunday, July 17, 2011
"I swear I gave The Undefeated a chance, because who wants to writhe in agony for two hours?"... New York Magazine's review of the Sarah Palin documentary, THE UNDEFEATED. Here...
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Two anti-communist books that have raised my curiosity: I Led Three Lives
by Herbert Philbrick and Witness
by Whittaker Chambers.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Listening to (and enjoying) HANDSOME FURS: Sound Kapital. See here for more.
Willem Rosenthal's Illustrations
Monday, July 11, 2011
Anthony Bourdain gives a great interview on Charlie Rose
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant Talk Screenwriting http://goo.gl/fb/ww9mB
on KCRW The Business
Artist John Sokol creates portraits of writers using their own text http://bit.ly/rbI3Fz
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wow, director Chris Weitz is a good writer. Here, a week in culture, at the Paris Review.
Just got to see this. LAFF's winning short, I am a girl!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
To watch: Kings of Leon Documentary, “Talihina Sky”
Hemingway's last days... By A.E. Hotchner
From Matt's Movie Blog @ KCRW:
“Project Nim” is populated with a cast of characters of questionable motivation (and occasionally questionable sanity – one of Nim’s “parents” let him “explore” her body as if that was perfectly normal). The lack of moral clarity on the part of all involved makes you wonder whether humans should really be atop of the food chain.
Famed Village Voice photographer Nate "Igor" Smith took a break from shooting photos of naked women in New York and headed to Los Angeles, where he spent his vacation shooting photos of naked women. (Talk about dedication.) To see full galleries, visit Igor's site: drivenbyboredom.com
. And here,
for the LA Weekly article.
More important posts.
After Tahrir, New Voices... NY Times Blog
And David Carr's article, "Why Twitter Will Endure": http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/weekinreview/03carr.html?pagewanted=1
In Cuba, the voice of a blog generation. And the book, "Havana Real". At the NY Times.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
The New York Times
gives a sober look at Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play, “The Motherf**ker With the Hat"
From art ltd
magazine, summer 2011 issue:
Some amazing artists.
Animator, Michael Stevens: www.michaelstevensartist.com
Ursula O'Farrell http://ursulafineart.com
George Gittoes www.gittoes.com
And his "Witness to War" Exhibition: STATION Museum Of Contemporary Art
Plus the interesting article on David Lynch:
"The Disquieting Mind's Eye of David Lynch" by George Melrod
Friday, July 01, 2011
Incredible French Artist, Francoise Nielly. The article at "The Cool Hunter"
and his own website: http://www.francoise-nielly.com/index.php/galerie
_______________ARTISTS FROM THE ART SHOW @ THE L.A. CONVENTION SHOW
Jason Shawn Alexander http://www.jasonshawnalexander.com
Marc Harrold photography (amazing!)http://www.villadelarte.com
Michael DesRoseiers (Reds, Blacks, Whites only... incredible)http://michaeldesrosiers.com
Linda Christensen http://lindachristensen.net
Tony Abeyta http://tonyabeytastudio.com
Yang Yongliang http://limnartgallery.com/section/64875_Yang_Yongliang.html
Bayo Bayo Studio
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fascinating interview with Sugar Ray Leonard as he talks about his book, "My Life in and out of the Ring” : Interview at Charlie Rose
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Gavin Polone is the bane of my existence. Short Film
A Start-Up’s Camera Lets You Take Shots First and Focus Later...At The NY Times
Penthouse called “The Average American Male” “an appalling book we couldn’t put down.” Many female readers were outraged. His ex wrote her own book: My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me. The controversial book
This is your brain on New York City: Time.com article.
Not just a depression. The stygian depths of a clinical depression. William Styron chronicles near suicide behavior in his memoir, "Darkness Visible". Informative and harrowing. Styron was the author of Sophie's Choice, later an academy award winning movie with Meryl Streep.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Up and coming Brooklyn neighborhoods:
NorthsideNice Brooklyn neighborhoods:
(all along Court Street)
Quintessential NEW YORK
Wherever you are in New York, Jacques Torres Chocolate is never far...www.mrchocolate.com
Olga Guanabara furniture store in Dumbo, Brooklyn:http://www.olgaguanabara.com
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Places to recommend, in NY:
Martha's Country Bakery
41-06 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361
Le Pain Quotidien
Friday, March 25, 2011
VIDEO GAME: DEFENDING AMERICA, THE UNDERDOG
When it comes to our national self-image, humility gave way to hubris long ago. Politicians not only proclaim the United States the greatest society the world has known, but say that it will remain so forever. Few leaders give voice to the notion of decline even as it becomes quite plausible to some of us.
Thankfully, that’s what we have artists for: to challenge and force us to face our darkest fears. And that’s why we have video games like Homefront...
...the inkling that America might not necessarily be the most important place in the world forever is finally sinking into our national consciousness.
No matter what the politicians say.
“I once said to Charles Bukowski, ‘You’re so irreverent toward your public, why do you even value sharing stuff? Why do you even write? Is it just that you get off at being so great at it?’ He said, ‘No, it was not that I was so great. It was that the rest was so bad. Somebody had to do it decently.’
From NY TIMES article
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Iconic photos and images:
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Wednesday, December 08, 2010