Category Archives: Art/Photography


Women boxing on a rooftop in Los Angeles, 1933.

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A Conversation with Bunny Yeager

My pal Bill Teck shared this 15-minute interview he shot between questioner Youri Mevs and the pioneer pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager at the Miami International Book Fair in 2012. Bunny Yeager just passed away last week. I loved this exchange: … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bunny Yeager

Model and pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager, most famous for her photographs of Bettie Page (she was also instrumental in getting Bettie Page the Playboy cover), has passed away at the age of 85. She tended to photograph her subjects outside, … Continue reading

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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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