Archive for November, 2008

Creatures of the night

Posted by Anne on November 30th, 2008

Campy creatures of the night: Restrained Edward (Robert Pattinson/ Twilight) has replaced unrestrained Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry/ Rocky Horror Picture Show). Poor Edward: a brooding, earnest, long-suffering teenager without the relief of being able to laugh himself out of his addiction. No, give me liberating camp any day. Read Susan Sontag’s “Notes on […]


Posted by Anne on November 29th, 2008

How tenuous our grip on peace is. Continue to believe in the brotherhood of mankind. Fear kills. Love empowers.

Good gig

Posted by Anne on November 28th, 2008

Never thought I would stay overnight in the red-light district of Frankfurt. Hotel Nizza is absolutely charming. Beautiful ceiling and bathroom fixtures, excellent bed, rugs, wooden floors, antiques, wireles LAN. A little roof terrace looks up onto the majestic skyscrapers. I checked in just before midnight in front of, what, an actress, probably, with a […]

Bring home the bacon

Posted by Anne on November 27th, 2008

It’s Thanksgiving? Forget turkey. Bacon is better. Bacon? Have a closer look. Dolce tipped me off to The iPhone Bacon Case. It’s hand-felted in one piece and is available on, a site that lets artisans sell their handiwork as presents. Handmade, homespun, unique, precious, affordable, marvellous, well-designed. Maybe the Bacon Case is no longer […]

Kings of Leon: Arizona

Posted by Anne on November 26th, 2008

The Kings of Leon from Tennessee are three brothers and their cousin who have hit the big time, especially in the UK. Arizona recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo comes closest to their Southern roots. It tells a story about meeting a girl, picking a fight with her date, ending up in bad shape and “too drunk […]

Phillip Toledano: Days with my father

Posted by Anne on November 25th, 2008

Beautiful, touching photos and text. Also see Phillip Toledano’s website. This makes me think of my father. And my mother. Would be great to portray her. I still have my dad’s old Voigtländer. Lots of guesswork, but it gets beautiful results.  I’ve shied away from digital cameras because of the wait between click and snap. OK, […]

Blogwichteln: Secret Santa blogs

Posted by Anne on November 24th, 2008

A Mr Hollemann – Nice to meet you, I’m Anne – is organizing “Blogwichteln“, a blog Secret Santa. You write an entry for another blogger, and someone else does the same for you. Interesting bloggers are involved, and it’s a lovely challenge, so I’ve been boldfaced enough to sign up. You too? Register by 8 […]