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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Bath(ers)


The Bathers or The Bath at Dusk. Good Morning! ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday This & That (Art World Edition)

The always eloquent Edward Winkelman has a good recap of the McGinley/Janine Gordan lawsuit, to be found on Mr. Winkelman's blog: www.edwardwinkleman.com.

Mat Gleason's Huffington Post piece titled The Career Benefits of Boycotting Charity Art Auctions, to be found of course at: www.huffingtonpost.com, is definitely worth contemplating.

And reading the comments on both pieces is interesting too.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tropical


Brooklyn, NY Summer 2011 ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Almost midnight and it is still a steamy 90 degrees hot in the city. At the beginning of Rear Window, as the viewer is introduced to the setting of the film, Hitchcock shows people sleeping on their fire escapes. It is that kind of night.
Yes , us New Yorkers like to talk about the weather. Hot, cold, wet, reasonable -- don't matter. We talk about it.

Thursday This & That (Animal Edition)


Perhaps only a New Yorker can see the beauty in this picture. Click to see larger. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

I have a thing for pigeons. And am very tickled by Tony, The Commuter Pigeon. The Daily News has his story at: www.nydailynews.com. (tx Adam)

The Talks are just so good! Find them at: www.the-talks.com.
I relate much to what Tom Ford spoke about. Particularly in regard to nature and animals.
And the interview is also really telling in context of A Single Man.

The New York Times also just ran an article about the internal life of animals. Find The Joy of a Sun Bath, a Snuggle, a Bite of Pâté at www.nytimes.com.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Beach


Nothing like the beach. Particulary this one. Can't wait to go back. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cilantro


And then just add salt and pepper. Grab some bread or crackers.The extra cilantro I'll dry for later use and the winter. The microwave can provide a quick way to dry herbs. My father-in-law taught me that. BTW Avocados are toxic to most animals. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

During the summer for a quick meal/snack I grab fresh cilantro from the Farmer's Market and avocados and lemons to make guacamole. Easy and delicious. Almost reason enough to move to California or somewhere else where the weather allows for lemon and avocados to grow.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Anderson

Last night we watched Rushmore. Wes Anderson is such a treat. He is not an acquired taste. I think you either love his work or you don't. Coincidentally today I came across this little video on Kottke today:



I am very much into Wes Anderson's work. So much so that I almost named Rudi Anderson (I like Anderson Cooper too).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Soccer


Two ladies that love soccer. Ms. Fluxi(e) Malou already knows that St. Pauli is her team :) ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Women's soccer. I am so lame. I have not been in the spirit for the Women Soccer World Cup. Shame on me. And shame on most men. Men should get as excited for the women's world cup as women get for the men's world cup.
I love America, it's my home (Germany is my Heimat, but that's another blog post). But I am happy for Japan. Such a hard year for Japan. A win can really lift the spirit! I hope it brings some tiny bit of solace.

Fluxus

If you find yourself near Dartmouth College (Hi, Eli ;) check out the Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life installation at the Hood Museum- on view through August 7, 2011.
The exhibit will travel to NYU's Grey Art Gallery in the fall and to Michigan University in the spring of 2012.