Hello, lovelies. Quite a few readers have joined us in the last couple of months, so in case their binge-reading time was limited (and to amuse myself), I thought I’d post a few self-styled greatest hits. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2014
Stairway to Heaven
In December of 2012, the three remaining members of Led Zeppelin were among those celebrated at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. (Somehow, I managed to miss this until now. Bear with me.) Continue reading
Architecture Of Flesh
A bonus OBT (One Beautiful Thing) today:
This is a post by Contra Spem Spero… Et Rideo (Latin for “Hope against hope . . . and smile”) very appropriately entitled “Architecture of Flesh.” It’s a very well-written article, and I’m fascinated by these images. I would absolutely volunteer if I was certain I wouldn’t 1. run into anyone I know and 2. be identifiable. Would you?
Volunteer participants pose naked inside the Stadschouwburg theatre in Belgium during a photo session with Spencer Tunick in the northern Belgian city of Bruges. (Reuters/Peter Maenhoudt)
“Individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape.” (– Spencer Tunick)
For 20 years now, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick has been creating human art installations all over the world, calling together volunteers by the hundreds or thousands. He asks them to remove their clothes, in order to photograph them in massive groups. And they do.
His aim is an architecture of flesh where a great number of human bodies blends with the landscape, or juxtaposes with urban structures.
Warning: Since the nudity is central to Tunick’s art, the following photos are not screened out all depict naked human bodies.
Naked volunteers pose for the US photographer Spencer Tunick on the largest glacier in the Alps, Aletsch glacier, in Switzerland, as…
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How Would You Like to Be Remembered?
Do You Believe in Magic?
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
Raggle, the Amazing Christmas Costume Dog:
Downton Abbey: the Sitcom?
Every year, ITV chooses a number of UK-based charities to be the beneficiaries of their Text Santa campaign. But they don’t just ask for money. They work for it. Continue reading
The Wexford Carol and Some Cute Boys From England
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and a very happy Thursday to everyone else! Continue reading
Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Move Over!
Etsomnia™ Volume XXII: A Leg to Stand On
Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
I decided that Etsy critique didn’t feel right on Christmas day, so Etsomnia day is coming a little early this week!
Early Eighties Gift Guide
Are you feeling nostalgic? Continue reading
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Poetic License and the House of Chanel
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel
Bonus Friday-Before-Christmas Post: Monks’ Hallelujah!
Since this has been around since 2008, I can’t imagine that there are too many people who haven’t seen it. I typically post it on Facebook every Christmas, and after rewatching it on my commute this morning and remembering just how brilliant it is, I thought it was worth a share.
These are high school students. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. With a great imagination. Behold ths Silent Monks Christmas Show.
I don’t usually post updates to previous blogs, but this one needed mentioning. Iain Armitage, the brilliant (very) young theater critic I wrote about in July is really taking off, and I wanted to share his inevitable ascent to stardom with you all. Continue reading
Etsomnia™ Volume XXI: Hold that Pose!
et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered in one’s sleep.
Hectic holiday schedule? Too busy to read the classics? Have no fear! 15-Second Hemingway is here! Continue reading