…that was part of the beauty of the Polaroid. Mystery clung to each...– Michael Kimmelman, “The Polaroid: Imperfect, Yet Magical,” NYT.
…almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of...– Steve Jobs, Commencement address at Stanford, June 12, 2005. A very revealing perspective on his own life.
there are 1.3 million New Yorkers — mostly women, children, seniors, the working...– Lucy Cabrera, President of the Food Bank NYC
[Obama] will disappoint…but he’s still weeks away from office and...– Michael Tomasky assesses Obama’s performance so far. The expectations on Obama are such that he’s been judged so critically even before he takes office. Tomasky gives some historical perspective.
The world economy is not in depression; it probably won’t fall into...– Paul Krugman explains the current financial crisis and proposes a Keynesian solution to get credit flowing and prop up spending. A fascinating and essential read.
SE VIVESSI ALMENO UN GIORNO, SE POTESSI VIVERE, SE IO VIVO, NON SAPRÒ MAI SE...– Mario Giacomelli I especially love these lines: “Lascerò le mia porzione in un chiuso giardino di sogni” (I will leave my portion in a closed garden of dreams).
Discovery of the day: Mario Giacomelli Official...
I’ve always loved the work of Giacomelli, whose grainy photographs are so utterly unique in the history of photography but barely known. His early pictures of the monks (taken in the 50’s and early 60’s) playing in the snow are almost a pure contrast of black & white, rendering them almost abstract while accentuating the subject matter at the same time. These monks are...
Emiliana Torrini Me & Armini
The 10 big energy myths
Good article from Chris Goodall, who sets the record straight on big energy myths, including the one about nuclear power being cheaper than other low-carbon sources of electricity.