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June 16, 2021

'Signal' (detail) — Henri Victor Gabriel Le Fauconnier


His 1915 oil on canvas is in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.



the original.

Le Fauconnier was one of the leading figures among the Montparnasse Cubists.

June 16, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

They do things differently in Iceland

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Above, a pool of lava from an active volcano flows across the snow in Iceland, with a crowd of people warming themselves near it while watching.

In the U.S. you wouldn't be permitted anywhere near.

I'm reminded also of New Zealand, at least as it was in the early 1980s when I spent three weeks there.

I was astonished by how dangerous many tourist-related activities were.

June 16, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


So Mad magazine

Shades of Mad Magazine.

3:AM MAGAZINE is carrying the standard these days.

How is it possible that it's been around since 2000 but it only crossed the boj awareness field earlier today?

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

June 16, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'The Mosquito Coast'

I read Paul Theroux's 1981 novel late in the previous century and don't remember much about it.

Now comes Apple TV's 7-episode series starring Justin Theroux, a nephew of Paul Theroux.

It's wonderfully quiet and deliberate, a refreshing change from the constant activity and action of so many of today's dramatizations.

The four lead actors, portraying members of a family led by Justin Theroux into a twilight world of false identities and constant flight from the law, are each excellent.

Earlier this month, Apple gave a green light to Season 2.

In the meantime, I'm gonna reread the book.

June 16, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Balenciaga x Crocs

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Pictured above, Balenciaga's spring 22 stiletto Croc mule.

Apply within.

[via the Guardian]

June 16, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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