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Andrew Julian photographed and edited this lovely little film The Quiet City: Winter in Paris. It demonstrates just how different the experience of a city can be based on season. My trips to Paris have always been in the early … Continue reading
London-based Standard Designs creates very clever literary and artistic posters, prints and gifts . And with all of the recent media hoopla and hype regarding Morrissey‘s career-threatening medical problems, Standard Designs’ re-imagining of Smiths’ titles as well-worn, classic paperback books is … Continue reading
This wonderful short video, titled “Drift”, is the work of Philadelphia-based cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Tim Sessler. The film is the result of a boring trip by air from San Francisco to Philadelphia. The match-up of Sessler’s black and white, … Continue reading
Empty bookshelves become the perfect backdrop for visual projections in this new music video from the House music duo Baarrengaard & Briem. The video for the song “Love With You” was created by Icelandic visual artist Harald Haroldsson.
Yesterday delivered a special treat for music lovers of all ages. On the occasion of his 66th birthday, David Bowie released his first record in ten years. The video (see below) for the haunting track Where Are We Now ? is … Continue reading
Liverpool, England has the John Lennon International Airport and now Birmingham is seriously considering a proposal to rename Birmingham Airport after the inimitable Ozzy Osbourne. This unlikely idea for the “Ozzy Osbourne International Airport” comes from Jim Thompson, the director … Continue reading
For a few years, satellite radio listeners were treated to the wonderful, eclectic Theme Time Radio Hour hosted by the one and only Bob Dylan. One year he shared an amusing “Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions” list. Now, thanks to … Continue reading
This week, New Yorkers were treated to a brand new LED lightshow on the fabled Empire State Building. The remarkable show, synched to music from Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, was made possible by Philips Color Kinetics. The company replaced an … Continue reading
Writer Maria Popova has launched an irresitible new blog called the Literary Jukebox. The ultra-minimalist tumblr matches a significant passage from a favorite book with a thematically related song each day. I was hooked on my first visit, when Maria … Continue reading
Today marks the end of Independent Booksellers Week in the UK. To celebrate their love of indie bookshops, the “Bookshop Band” composed and recorded “A Shop With Books In It’ and toured England for three weeks performing at indie bookstores.