A Mystery of the West Is Solved →
Using clues from forensic science and Navajo oral tradition, researchers unravel the mystery of Everett Ruess—a poet and painter who disappeared in the Utah red-rock wilderness during the 1930s. The full story is on the National Geographic Adventure site. The official site for Ruess and his work is here.
Hologram: the Urinals
Everlong (Dir. Michel Gondry, 1997)
littlelordfauntleroy: The 90s were a great decade for the music video. Foo Fighters’ Everlong is one of those videos that still holds up twelve years later. There is so much to love here. First of all, this is the one good Foo Fighters song. The video, directed by Michel Gondry, is reminiscent of the 1993 video he directed for Björk’s Human Behaviour and foreshadows the giant hand/dream...
Roosevelt as a conservationist →
“The first night was clear,” Roosevelt would recall, “and we lay in the open, on beds of soft fir boughs, among the huge, cinnamon-colored trunks of the sequoias. It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by hand of man. Just at nightfall I heard, among other birds, thrushes which I think were Rocky Mountain hermits—the appropriate choir for...
The Match Factory Girl
Young Iris spends her days working in a match factory in Helsinki. Her nights are divided between cooking for her tyrannical, paycheck-stealing parents and looking pathetic at the club. Her only respite from this daily misery is in the pages of cheap romance novels until she meets Aarne, with his facial hair and modern apartment. A couple weeks later Prince Charming sends her a check...
Tumblettes? Really? That’s nearly as obnoxious as femcees.
dragginganox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpse_paint http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskorei http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herne_the_Hunter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildungsroman
Still Dressing for Stevie →
It’s all shawls and chiffon in Ruth La Ferla’s Fashion & Style piece for the Times: “Part healer, part sorceress, at 60 she is still working the gossamer tunics and shawls that have influenced two generations of Stevie acolytes, and given her performances the feel of a Wiccan ritual.” “These days Ms. Nicks is the inspiration for Web sites like gypsymoon.com,...
The Ordinary Times →
Blog project by old Portland friends
We Are Alone: Quix*O*Tic Inspired by this...