July 31, 2008
There are lots of great photographs of smokers. One of my favorites is from the long out of print book "Almost Grown" by Joseph Szabo. This image also is on the cover of the classic DinosaurJr. album "Green Mind."
The artist Ed Templeton published a great book of photographs entitled "Teenage Smokers" a few years ago.
July 29, 2008
To me, this photograph recalls Hiroshi Sugimoto's architecture series. "Sugimoto's blurred forms evoke the passage of time, muting any architectural detail, and leaving only the essence of the building in his final prints. In this way Sugimoto’s process is suggestive of the way in which our memories both preserve and distort images."
July 28, 2008
Delicious ice cream in Chinatown. The regular flavors include: Almond Cookie, Black Sesame, Chocolate Pandan, Durian, Ginger, Green Tea, Lychee, Passion Fruit, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Red Bean, Taro, and Zen Butter. The exotic flavors are totally out of the ordinary. Mint Chip, Oreo, Coffee, Rocky Road, Strawberry, Vanilla and other even more bizarre flavors are available for adventurous ice cream eaters.
July 27, 2008
Impeccably stylish bike rider on a late Saturday afternoon in Midtown across from The Plaza Hotel. (Click on middle picture for more detail.) The white tires and sneakers are very 2008. Multi-colored streamers are a great touch too. All the cool kids are sporting them.
July 24, 2008
Regis Philbin getting into his car tonight on 3rd Avenue and 60th Street after a private screening of the new Woody Allen movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
The movie is about two young American women, Vicky and Cristina (played by Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) who are spending the summer in Barcelona. Vicky is sensible and engaged to be married; while Cristina is emotionally and sexually adventurous. They’re drawn into a series of complicated romantic and sexual entanglements with Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a charismatic painter, who is still very much involved with his impassioned ex-wife Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz). Yes, there is a lengthy lesbian kiss between Johansson and Cruz. Highly recommended.
Not said by Regis, but overheard while leaving the theater: "I would definitely go see that again."
UPDATE: Another review from a blogger at the exact same screening.
July 18, 2008
The red carpet laid down on the street was for the fourth annual All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade that headed up 6th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. The parade stretched from 40th street all the way up to 58th Street and lasted about two hours.
The members of both All-Star teams were joined by 49 members of the Hall of Fame including baseball greats Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn, Reggie Jackson, Tommy Lasorda, Willie Mays, Jim Palmer, Don Sutton, and many others.
Buses were diverted.