Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Dreams

F. Scott Fitzgerald died 71 years ago yesterday of a massive heartattack. He was just 44 years old. This brilliant documentary, F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams, was produced for the PBS series American Masters. The inventive film has no traditional … Continue reading

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We Remember

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Time To Oil Up the Menorah

Many thanks to Alain Granat at the trés hip French website Jewpop for this hilarious Hanukah video. If you are intrigued by New Jersey-born chanteuse Chevonne, you can discover more at the singer’s website Listen2Chevonne. And if you want more … Continue reading

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Music, Photography and Google

This neat photo-set of iconic album cover locations was discovered on Google Streetview and put together by our friends at Whutdat.de. The paired photographs include Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard, the Beatles Abbey Road, Led Zepplin’s Physical Graffiti and more.

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When Books Tell Time

The clever folks at Vintage Book Clocks create these unique timepieces from used books that are chosen because they speak to the designers. Whether it’s the striking cover art, book title, subject matter or color; each book represents a specific … Continue reading

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Homage to George Whitman

Way back in 2005, the Sundance Channel aired Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man, a documentary that pays homage to George Whitman, the American founder of the most famous independent bookstore in Paris, Shakespeare and Company. Whitman died … Continue reading

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Pssst…French Books

  The Grolier Club of New York City has fostered interest in, and support for, book arts for more than 125 years. It also offers regular exhibitions, displays, lectures and publications on publishing, printing, libraries, book art and the book … Continue reading

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Underground Literature

Metro Litteratur is a recently launched campaign that helps to promote talented Danish authors, poets and graphic artists by distributing their works at various metro stations in the city of Copenhagen. The program is a collaboration between the Milan-based organization Subway … Continue reading

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Autolib’ Has Arrived

On December 5th, the city of Paris launched an innovative electric-car sharing program called Autolib’ . Starting with 250 all-electric vehicles, and growing to 2,000 by this summer, the collaborative enterprise between the city and private partners is the outgrowth … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes and More Trains

Construction began back in 2000 on the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germanyand has never really stopped. It’s now the largest model railway in the world and one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Now everyone can take a virtual ride … Continue reading

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