Archive for July, 2009

What’s the story, cupcake?

Posted by Anne on July 30th, 2009

Sweet Dreams by Kirsten Lepore, Special Jury Award at SXSW 2009 Images and laughter help you learn, says Jo Westcombe, who sent this video and knows a thing or two about story telling. A fun assignment in a writing class could be to write this up in different genres: separate groups write a fairytale, a […]

Englischlernen mit Blogs is as easy as 1,2,3

Posted by Anne on July 29th, 2009

If you are practicing English online by yourself, here are three lovely blogs written especially for you to start with. Each one is special in its own way: 1. Der Englisch-Blog Dieser Blog von Markus Brendel ist auf Deutsch geschrieben und erklärt täglich entweder einen Ausdruck oder eine Frage aus der Grammatik. Gestern hat Markus […]

Sonic Youth: Antenna

Posted by Anne on July 28th, 2009

Surfing round re Cunningham I came across several Sonic Youth videos. These old masters have a new record out, called The Eternal. I love the intro to this. But the lyrics are awfully melancholy. Well, after all, “she’s far away”. my darling cruises the streets for pleasure skyscrapers in the blood red dawn throbbing blood […]

Merce Cunningham: The only way to do it is to do it

Posted by Anne on July 28th, 2009

Merce Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was a choreographer who shaped the American avant-garde arts scene for over 60 years. Cunningham worked closely with composer John Cage, his longtime partner, and with visual artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman, designer Romeo Gigli and architect Benedetta Tagliabue. His  YouTube […]

Movie questionnaire

Posted by Anne on July 28th, 2009

It’s the summer that wasn’t. So let’s settle down into the movie questionnaire I found on the Army Of Dave blog. 1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times. 10 times?? Maybe the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, but I wasn’t counting. 2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in […]

Question: What’s your summer read?

Posted by Anne on July 27th, 2009

I’m strapped for time this week, with lots to do before we take off for Drummond Island. Three weeks with my husband! I can’t remember when we last had a break like that. I think it was ten years ago when we last went to the States together, just before we moved here to Munich.  […]

The power of Mr. W.

Posted by Anne on July 26th, 2009

Happy birthday to my big, wild, fabulous brother Winner of the Lion d’Or at Cannes in 2007. Found through Tim Rylands on