Andre Leon Talley is a 20th century fashion icon: former creative director at Vogue, friend of many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Fustenberg and fashion editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland….. I’m just back from viewing the documentary on him at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Here’s the trailer:
Basically, you need never be bored again. An immense archive of the great audio interviewer and social historian and researcher, Studs Turkel, speaking over 40 years with great thinkers, movers and shakers as well as people less famous – has been properly curated and placed online. This is America, talking to itself, about its hopes and fears in the 20th Century.
Dobby Gibson has published 3 books of poetry and had 2 nominations for the Pushcart Prize – he realised that a lifetime of taking the same bus ride in Minneapolis meant it had become, for him, a type of poem, and he reads that poem “Beauty Supply” while riding the bus route. Watch from 4 minutes 15 to 7 minutes 10 to hear the poem. … Continue reading Street becomes Poem – Dobby Gibson
what’s that? I didn’t know until the series of that name began on Netflix. Basically, a person is chosen to NOT attend the State of the Union address, when all the major political leaders of the American government are in the one place – an obvious security risk. That person is the “designated survivor” – in the unlikely event of a critical attack upon the … Continue reading Designated Survivor