How Not to Be a Douchebag Tourist in NYC →
soupsoup: mareen: Haha. (via danvanmoll) This is a great list not only for tourists but for people who still don’t get it.
Gone with the Wind poster analysis | Film |... →
“The title is presented in an ornamented typeface of the Tuscan family. It’s a font whose development was closely linked, during the 19th century, to the emergence of the fledgling leisure economy. The centre of the characters in this letterform is expanded so as to offer, in its more extreme form, added opportunities for embellishment. Tuscan typefaces were popular with shopkeepers...
Chandler Bing and the "Subtle Art" of the Mixtape
nightswimming: (da patrickcassels) Toward the end of the 2000 movie “High Fidelity,” John Cusack’s love-struck record store owner/narrator tells the audience, “The making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many Dos and Don’ts. First of all you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.” Cusack’s speech is as good an explanation of the...
Over the rainbow →
Our friend and colleague, the splendid Marina Warner - “novelist, mythologist and cultural historian” - on the visionary ideals of The Wizard of Oz.
Bzoink - Describe yourself using one band and song... →
Describe yourself using one band and song titles from that band Choose a band/artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band:: Bruce Springsteen Are you male or female:: She’s the One Describe yourself:: Blinded by the Light How do some people feel about you:: Badlands How do you feel about yourself:: You Can Look (But You Better not Touch) Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:: Secret...
Basque in glory →
Euskal Herria here we come!
32nd Getxo International Jazz Festival →
Bruce Springsteen at Estadio Anoeta (Donostia-San... →
Barack by the books | Salon.com →
“The works that have influenced Obama illustrate that he would be the most literary president in recent memory — and one likely to govern from the center” by Laura MIller
nightswimming: Amos Lee - What’s Been Going On ...
Io nello sport sono conservatrice, quindi approvo il bianco obbligatorio a...– Garnant
Summer reading: how to pick the right book for any... →
We’re off to Northern Spain next week and apparently we’re doing it all wrong: no Hemingway for local colour, no local writers (Unamuno? Baroja?), no metereologically accurate summer novels. Once there I might be inclined to pick up a copy of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s latest, but it is set in Barcelona so it still won’t tick the box. Still, I have a feeling that we will enjoy the...
kekkoz: Presto, il nuovo corto Pixar. Intero. E in HD.
There's more to BBQ than burgers: Hugh... →
Ken Livingstone's London top 10 →
Long lost footage from Fritz Lang's Metropolis... →
“The restored version is said to throw light on questions that have tantalised generations of film buffs. The uncut version is said to solve the mystery of why Maria, the workers’ insurrectionist leader, is mistaken by a baying mob for her doppelganger, a female robot. Schmale, a spy who is sent by the autocratic leader of the futuristic city, Joh Frederson, to pursue his son, Freder,...
The deleted haircut scene from There Will Be... →
Attend me, I am past my depth in lust And I must swim or drown.– Thomas Middleton: The Revenger’s Tragedy. We’re going tonight. I can’t think of better Independence Day entertainment. Let’s hope the National Theatre production lives up to the hype.
Happy 4th July, Madam Marie
According to the Asbury Park Press, “Madam Marie” Castello passed away last Friday. The fortune teller was, of course, immortalized in Springsteen’s “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy): Did you hear the cops finally busted Madam Marie for tellin’ fortunes better than they do… and her booth was a fixture of the Asbury Park boardwalk. As the Press reports:...
This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway I saw below me that golden valley This land was made for you and me. I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her...
The most famous steadicam shots in movie history →
morgenstern: nightswimming: (da tylerriewer, via NOTCOT) Bell’articolo, ma c’è un errore di fondo - non tutti quei piani sequenza sono steadycam, è evidentissimo in touch of evil che quella non è una steady, a meno che non fosse manovrata da un gigante. Vero che la steadycam è stata usata anche per quei lunghi tracking shot ma non solo, insomma. Bravo morgenstern, stavo per dirlo anche io,...
An AP-Yahoo poll shows more Americans would prefer Obama at their July 4...– Daniel Nasaw, The Guardian. Like, totally, man - you, me, Barack, we could plug in his ipod and rock to Springsteen, forcin’ a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this 4th of July…
The Santos campaign staff discuss the Stump...
SANTOS Let me see.
ANNABETH We're just looking to capitalize on our country's new vision of you, sir - post-nuclear debacle.
SANTOS "Brave and Bold"?
JOSH As opposed to Vinick, who's...
RONNA "Big and Bad."
SANTOS I don't think we need it.
ANNABETH It polled well.
SANTOS You can't poll people three days after a crisis. They're speaking from a place of anxiety and confusion. They're answers are going to be all over the map.
JOSH You want to just stay the course?
SANTOS We have their attention now. They're finally listening. We stick with it, maybe they'll get the sense that we've been on the right track all along.
ANNABETH "Santos: Right From the Start."
JOSH We want that on every bumper sticker, every press release... everything.
What's in a name? Obama fans change their middle... →
I am Hussain! No, I am Hussain! Will the real Hussain please stand up? The jokes just keep on coming. Frankly, anything to get the man in the White House. How about “Hussain: Right from the Start”?