Friday, May 29, 2009
The article mentions Vergara has published several photo books documenting various urban landscapes and their transformations over a period of time, which the "scholars" at Publisher's Weekly refer to as the "destitution and vulgarities of urban decay." Not sure how I feel about that statement. Moving on... Below are some more of his photos:
It's not even that Vergara's photos are all that mind blowing. The thing that I admire about him is that he has made it his life's work to document urban areas and create a timetable of photographic evidence of each urban microcosm's residents and culture. More of us need to have that kind of dedication.
Here's an interesting article written by Vergara for Slate.
Friday, May 22, 2009
"What’s remarkable about his fantasy games, however, is their elaborateness and detail. The players all have distinct histories and personalities. A single season could last 40 or 50 games, with an All-Star game and a World Series, all painstakingly documented." -- NY Times
“Kerouac at Bat: Fantasy Sports and the King of the Beats," written by Isaac Gewirtz, is available for sale in the library's gift shop. Gewirtz found Kerouac played these intricate games up until a couple years before his death in 1969.
Click here for a slide show from the exhibit.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Well, this is turning out to be offspring of musical genius's week at the LGA, but I must relay this bit of info I received from VSL today. Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie, AKA Zowie Bowie) made a science fiction movie called MOON.
The plot is centered around a lone astronaut, played by the eponymous Sam Rockwell (anybody see him in Snow Angels or the film version of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke? -- dude channels a very convincing psychotic) who lives in Space in a ship operated by a "computerized" persona, played by Kevin Spacey (Think 2001: A Space Odyssey's HAL sinister.)
That's the short version. Watch the trailer above for the full amazingness. It gets better and more original than that. (Photo above courtesy of Bloody Disgusting Horror News)
This flick, opening 6/12, and Telstar (also opening in June) is helping this-coming Summer shape up quite nicely for the sci-fi freak out world- yay!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
MUSIC VIDEOS FEATURING:
Great Lake Swimmers
TV on the Radio
+ many more
Aran Reo Mann
Tim & Eric
+ mucho mas
Comedy clips from funny folks like Bob Odenkirk, Danny McBride, Derek Waters, Tim & Eric, Zach Galifianakis and more.
The debut of new dublab VisionVersion films featuring: Adventure, Busdriver, Rio en Medio, Erlend Oye and more!FLYING LOTUS performing a live set customized for the theater environment with live projection accompaniment and the debut of new visual offerings. Don’t miss this magic!!!!
Doors open: 7:30pm
Film screening: 8-10:30pm
Flying Lotus live performance: 11pm
Labrat soundtrack party on the Rooftop Patio: 11:30PM-2am
All Ages / $10 donation to dublab
Hit the concession stand before the film for some draft beer & popcorn. Yum!
Thanks to Mike Crivello of HIT+RUN for the flyer design!
Not surprising from a man that was born on a bus, abandoned and raised by Blackfoot Indians, admittedly practiced voodoo, regularly rose out of coffins, was literally stabbed in the back by a woman scorned, and died at age 70 married to a 31-year old woman.
Anyway, the whole purpose of this post was to point out the fact that King Khan of King Khan and the Shrines (above) may be interested in handing over some of his saliva...
King Khan and the Shrines are playing in Minneapolis at the Triple Rock Social Club with France Has the Bomb and Mark Sultan on Sat., May 16th. Although I've never seen a show, I hear there is usually debauchery and male nudity involved with this act. This is all very suspicious. Try not to get pregnant.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
(Photo above by Amy Arbus)
The first episode already aired 5/10 but you can catch the next two-thirds of Wallander, starring Kenneth Branaugh in the next few weeks. Click here for the full programming schedule.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
You can give a listen to the new tracks ("The Dull Age" and "Victims") here.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here's info on the opening reception:
Sunday afternoon, May 10 1-4 pm with a vegetarian street barbecue! Yeah!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
“Baseball has come to represent for many young Dominicans what basketball can for boys in American inner cities… a fantasy of fame and fortune, a means to an honest escape,” says an article and photo essay in Triple Canopy magazine.
Shadowing commission-driven scouts (or “buscón”), the investigative piece reveals the conflicting angles of American baseball’s impact on the lives of Dominican boys.
American MLB clubs have spent millions of dollars funding state-of-the-art complexes to attract and develop talent in poor cities. And DR scouts continue to earn millions from major league contracts, despite criticism from American media, who claim they exploit boys.
While the hope of living major league dreams is something to strive for, it supersedes education. A slim number of players are drafted, leaving the rest with no money or jobs after years of greuling training, say critics.
However, supporters of American baseball recruiting in the DR say the buscón act as mentors who instill the value of pursuing a dream, no matter how far fetched it may seem.
(Photos courtesy of Newsday.com)