James Turrell, Untitled, 1999
Every other Wednesday evening for the past few years I’ve been offering commentary on a spritely show on public radio called “Marketplace.” On alternative Wednesdays David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has been airing his views.
This past Wednesday, Frum called it quits. He…
The annual NYC Marathon was this past weekend and we saw so many inspiring photos posted to Instagram of the 26.219 mile, or 42.195 kilometer, run through the five boroughs of New York City.
This year Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Mutai won the men’s event in a time of 2:05:05& Firehiwot Dado of…
“Tahrir.” A new film by Italian filmmaker Stefano Savona, who spent days gathering fabulous footage in Tahrir, looks amazing. Above is a teaser clip of protesters’ chants, often spur of the moment poetics.
There are no provided translations for the Arabic on the clip, and I’m not so good with dialect. Although, the second is clearly one of the very popular ones, meaning,”Down, down, Hosni Mubarak!” I can only get some pieces of the other ones. A side note: the blog Unsettling the Dust has a very long post dedicated to documenting, explaining and translating some of the most popular slogans and chants that were heard in Tahrir.
I would love to see this movie in full - Ursula Lindsey at The Arabist blog gives it a great review.
The stars of Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 1 descended on the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday Night for the premiere of the second last film in the Twilight film series. Click through to see photos of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and, of course, their legions of fans arriving at the theatre.
For all you AV nerds out there; A once in a lifetime trip around the conveyor system at B&H Photo in New York City.
For digital diehards, B&H is a mecca of SLR cameras, lenses, computers, editing tools, and everything you could possibly want to produce media. I’ve visited B&H many times, and spent a lot of dough. In the used equipment section is a zoom lens for $250,000.
There are few places like B&H in the world, and even the Apple Store looks anemic in comparison.
B&H is also on Tumblr
Always lead with the news: I’ve decided to leave my position at Newsweek and accept a job at Tumblr. Though this is cliche, it is indeed true that this has been a difficult decision for me. I have been and continue to be a loud and persistent defender of Newsweek, and this is not (mostly, anyway!)…