Category Archives: Art/Photography

Introducing Art Decades

Jeremy Richey has long been one of my favorite film writers out there. His personal site (the main one, anyway, he has many more) is Moon in the Gutter, and I sincerely recommend you check it out. He’s also a … Continue reading

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here (2013)

Thoughtful documentary about husband-and-wife installation-art partners Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The Pace Gallery is currently doing its first retrospective of their work. (Ilya is the creator, and Emilia is the make-it-happen facilitator.) I will make it a point to go. … Continue reading

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Cornell Connection

Poster for Wes Anderson’s new film Joseph Cornell’s “Pink Palace” I know I am not the first one to recognize the influence that Joseph Cornell has had on Wes Anderson. It’s everywhere in his work, from the feel, down to … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day

Photo by Alfred Wertheimer, summer 1956. Elvis and his father, Vernon, in the half-filled pool in the first house Elvis bought, on Audobon Drive (I drove by the house on my last visit to Memphis). Elvis had a swimming pool … Continue reading

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Cold War Tango

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Tallinn, Estonia. 1973. Two dancers training for a competition. Lenin approves.

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Arthur and Marilyn

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Happy Place: Ragtime, part II

I love to add to my collection. I am always on the lookout for beautiful sheet music from the early part of the 20th century (and the late part of the 19th). Ragtime and traditional music hall sheet music. I … Continue reading

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The Graveyard of the Atlantic

This map, of Sable Island, is the most frightening map in the world. Those little markings all around the perimeter are the dates of shipwrecks. (There are larger versions of this map online if you want to look closer.) Also, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Blame Her. He Looks Very Huggable.

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A Moment

I love how he is holding her matching jacket, and I love how she is reaching out to him with one hand as she tilts precariously away from him. I love how the waitress is holding up her hand to … Continue reading

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