As discussed recently on In Search of the Cool, I quite enjoy art books. Also, photography. Of the latter, my favorite artists tend to be those who photograph humans and human environments without gloss, in all their imperfect perfection, using light and composition to create beautiful portraits of things and moments that might otherwise go [...]
In his quest to seek out the cool stuff, our blogger Jeremy Freed discovers a book of vintage photos, which provides a unique visual of Halloweens of the past and has an interesting connection to a British musician.
Despite the fact that they’re expensive, heavy and utterly impractical, I have a thing for art books (or coffee table books, as they’re often called) and have a fairly good — and rapidly growing collection of them. I’m not looking forward to moving with them, but I’ll deal with that when I have to (and [...]
A quick primer in memory: “The Cosby Sweater, a brightly-colored, boldly patterned knit top favored by Bill Cosby on his classic TV show.” As the saying goes, “If you don’t know, now you know…” I bring it up because of a fabulous blog I’ve recently discovered called “The Cosby Sweater Project,” which has taken up [...]
My earliest memories of even thinking I might be depressed were met with warnings by my mother that if I ever dare seek professional help for depression, even as a kid, my employers would one day find out and fire me. It did bother me that being depressed-but-employed versus happy-and-unemployed was the better of the [...]