Archive for February, 2010

Ellen von Unwerth was born in 1954 in Germany, worked as a fashion model for 10 years, then gained fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer for Guess? Jeans. Since then her work has appeared in many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Interview. von Unwerth has also directed short films for fashion designers, [...]

William Kentridge: Five Themes February 24–May 17, 2010 MoMA describes the exhibit as large-scale and surveys nearly three decades of work by William Kentridge (born 1955, South Africa), a remarkably versatile artist whose work combines the political with the poetic. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, his work is often imbued [...]

How many of you feel this way about that tricky clasp? via xkcd

As his bio states: “ Marc Johns creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humour. Whether it’s a man with branches growing out of his head that need pruning, or a pipe that’s trying to quit smoking, his characters are simply, sparsely drawn, yet speak volumes with just a few strokes of the pen. He’s [...]

The Crazies (remake), directed by Breck Eisner, starring Timothy Olyphant and Rahda Mitchell (from Silent Hill), is a remake of the 1973 original movie by George A. Romero. I haven’t been this excited about a horror movie opening since the Hills Have Eyes 2. The Crazies screams Hills to me, and if it’s anything close [...]

Shave That Baby Doll

25, Feb 2010

The internet brings us some many great things and much needed information, but to top it off with a maraschino cherry (those things taste awful!) it is the one place you can find the most preposterous of things you have never seen in your life. Enter…the ‘You Can Shave The Baby Doll’. Imagine Toys R Us [...]

I just don’t get it. While my heart goes out to the poor women’s family, I can’t understand how anyone could be shocked over the tragic death of the female trainer at Sea World because she was killed by Shamu the Killer Whale. Shocking because her life was taken from her too soon, yes. But [...]

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