April 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Dangerous Chocolates

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 30, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Albert Maysles and his Scrapbook

I went with my colleagues a few months ago up to Harlem to visit the legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

He has a little 60 seat theater there for documentary films. Each month features a special theme. That month it was Cuban films.

I really like how he put together his scrapbook so that it has a real handmade feel. Below are the inside front endpages.…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on April 28, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Happy Bowler

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 27, 2009 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Beat Paperbacks III

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 24, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Phases of the Moon Calendar

I like this calendar available here:
http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon/

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 23, 2009 at 2:16am — No Comments

Beat Paperbacks II

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 20, 2009 at 8:16am — No Comments

Interesting Things to do with Dogs IV

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 19, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

Beat Paperbacks I

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 17, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

Interesting Things to do with Dogs III

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Added by Stuart Alexander on April 15, 2009 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Interesting Things to do with Dogs II

In the town of Thiers, in central France where they have made knives for centuries, the knife grinders trained their dogs to sit on their backs or their legs to keep them warm while they are perched over giant grinding stones turned by the cold water flowing in the mountain stream below.…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on April 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What Are You Looking At?

When I moved to this Brooklyn neighborhood eight years ago the process of gentrification had only started a few years before in 1999 with the opening of this restaurant, Patois. Sadly, it closed a few months ago. Recently, a notice appeared in the window announcing its reopening in Manhattan in Little Italy. As you can see, the upstairs neighbor still keeps a close eye on the place.…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on April 12, 2009 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Robert Frank Mania in Paris Continues

Photos are on the covers of magazines.

And there is a new thirteen minute interview with him made at the Jeu de Paume.

It can be viewed on the webpage here:

http://www.jeudepaume.org/scripts/cadreVideoDocumente.php

The interview is supplemented by excerpts from Pull My… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 11, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Robert Frank at the National Gallery in Washington

Above is Wayne Miller's 1956 photograph of Frank editing negatives after developing the film in Miller's darkroom while on his journey across America.



The great exhibition about Robert Frank's book The Americans is still at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC through April 26th. Try to see it if you can. It will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and then to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 8, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Escape Artist

Added by Stuart Alexander on April 7, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

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