Category Archives: Art/Photography

Gibson Girls Gone Wild

Girls don’t just WANNA have fun. They already HAVE fun.

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Route 66

On Thursday, Stevie drove me down Route 66. Now, once upon a time, a boyfriend and I drove from the beginning of end of Route 66, in our beat-up Westfalia. We visited the ghost towns, and walked around the abandoned … Continue reading

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Interview with Photographer Sheila Welch: “In Cars”

Sheila Welch, photographer. Part of her photo series “In Cars” Sheila Welch has a diverse background: involved in the early days of David Mamet’s creation of The Atlantic Theatre, a poet and devoted writing teacher, she also manages to find … Continue reading

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Special Lipstick for Valentine’s Day

Not a fan of this “holiday” and never have been but this advertisement is too good not to share. I would have been all over this shit in 1957.

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Where Do I Sign Up To Pledge This Sorority?

Sorority Sisters (Tri-Deltas), University of Texas, 1944. There’s too much that I love about this photo (every last stinking detail) that it’s useless to even discuss it. All I will say is: these girls seem FUN.

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I’m Curious What the Monkey Thinks About All This

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“If the thing is there, why, there it is.” Happy Birthday, Walker Evans

That last photo is Walker Evans’ innovative perspective of the parade for Charles Lindbergh after Lindbergh successfully crossed the Atlantic in 1927. It’s one of the first photos Evans took, and shows that he had a “good eye” from the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mary Ellen Mark

My first job was as a page at a local library. I would go there after school, shelve books for a couple of hours, and then head home. I ended up working there all through high school. Because one of … Continue reading

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Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil’ Buck Together: Perfection

For their Fall 2015 menswear collection, Rag and Bone launched a video featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil’ Buck. Directed by George Greville, it’s a mini-masterpiece of movement and images, completely hypnotic and gorgeous, sexy and strange.

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The Morrison Hotel Gallery: Icons on the Wall

After Inherent Vice, we headed south a couple of blocks to go check out The Morrison Hotel Gallery. I had never been. He knew where it was from memory (it had been years since he visited), only now it’s no … Continue reading

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