Friday, January 27, 2012

The Cocktail Party that Could Be a Political Party


The full documentary on Glenn O'Brien's classic NYC public access show TV Party (1978–1982) is on YouTube. Of course it is. Another must-view if you ain't seen it.

Full first episode of the show here.

Image of the Day

Weegee, Heat Spell, May 23, 1941
The caption under the photo in the PM Daily,
the paper where the photo appeared (this is a wider crop):

"The hot weather last night took Weegee,
the photographer, to the lower East Side,
where he found these children sleeping on a tenement
fire escape at Irving and Rivington Streets.
Weegeee says he gave the kids $2 for ice cream,
but their father took charge of the dough."

Kind of an unseasonal choice given that it's the middle of winter, but I just saw a small show of Weegee's photos at Steven Kasher Gallery (Weegee: Naked City) and this was one I hadn't remembered seeing before. Plus I'm just a sucker for kittens. So this can be "Guest Cat" too.

Two other exhibitions of Weegee's photographs are currently showing: Murder is My Business is up at the International Center of Photography in NYC and Weegee: Naked Hollywood at MoCA.

William McCleary in Naked City:
He will take his camera and ride off in search of new evidence that his city, even at her most drunken and disorderly and pathetic moments, is beautiful.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Best Foot Forward

Gucci Ophelie Chain T-Strap Sandals,
$1195 at Neiman Marcus or
Saks Fifth Avenue (pre-order).


Also in two-tone:

(at Neiman)

Sleek Unique Technique


Alexander Hankoff 's reel – extremely unique. See more of his work here.

(Hat tip to Dalen Bakstad)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lost and Alive

Frankie Rose "Know Me" from Interstellar (Feb 2012, Slumberland)

Photo: The Harvard Exit theater, Seattle, WA, November 2011

Image of the Day

. A shot from the new Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2012 campaign – Lara Stone by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Cool concept and composition, amazing light, great clothes and styling.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Image of the Day

Joel Sternfeld, Nags Head, North Carolina (#15),
June-August 1975 (1975)

On view now at Luhring Augustine, NYC as part of the exhibition First Pictures, which consists of four series of photographs taken by Sternfeld between 1971 and 1980 (many never before published or shown).

This exhibition was SO GOOD. Go see it now (through Feb. 4), if you can. If not, watch this slideshow.

I'll Be Out Back


Trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, a new film by Wes Anderson. I have high hopes for this one.

Monday, January 23, 2012

F--- You, Motherland

I cannot wait to see this.

Trailer for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a new documentary
directed and produced by Alison Klayman. The film premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival.


A great story from the current issue of Muse Magazine...

Sigrid Agren shot by Kerry Hallihan, with styling by Sheila Single.

See the rest here.

If You Wanna Make the Noise


The Roots f/ Dice Raw & Phonte "One Time" from Undun (2011, Def Jam)

Photo: Jamel Shabazz