Thursday, April 22, 2004

from A BBCNews piece on Russian Prison Tattoos.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Friday, April 16, 2004

My Bella-Kitty.
I can't steal these photos to post here (somehow it feels unethical), but I find myself looking at photographs of ruins lately:

Derelict London

New England Ruins

Forgotten Detroit

Hudson Valley Ruins - Mental Hospital

and, of course, that photo essay about Chernobyl.
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Taking a moment out of the theme of this blog to say:

A google search on the word "Jew" currently brings up an anti-semitic site as the first result.

By adding a link to this site (with the word 'Jew' as the link) you can help ungooglebomb the word "Jew."
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
cover of a 1943 edition of Wuthering Heights, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

This book cover was what led me to read the Brontes at 10.

Although this photo is a bit blurry, a good copy of Eichenberg's illustration is dramatic and crisp, and the line work seems alive. I have a beaten up secondhand edition which I think is a reprint. But at least I can remember the image.

Saturday, April 03, 2004
I promise this whole blog won't be pretentious black n white pretty boy cheesecake, but I couldn't
pass Mr. Bowie up - via lj's daily bowie community, and of, course, Helmut Newton.

helmut newton photograph of bowie

black and white photo of poet michael mcclure, taken by harry redl in 1958 Really lovely portrait of San Francisco poet Michael McClure, taken by Harry Redl in 1958.

I first saw this photo during one of the summers I was working in DC. It was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, along with a whole series of similarly beautiful portraits of the beat poets. I went back to the gallery again and again trying to see the late fifties in McClure's eyes. I remember a beautiful picture of the young Bill Burroughs in that exhibition, too.

Also, are those boxer boots?

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