Running through The Louvre, from Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. 
Today the filmmaker turns 74. And to this day The Louvre forbids running.

Running through The Louvre, from Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. 

Today the filmmaker turns 74. And to this day The Louvre forbids running.


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Pestisani, Romania

Constantin Brancusi’s clean geometry, unveiling the essence of things in marble, wood and stone. The modernist sculptor born on this day in 1876 preferred simple clothes, a studio with a rock slab table and a primitive fireplace, and furniture, utensils and a phonograph he made himself.


"Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern;  that we—I mean all human beings— are connected with this;  that the whole world is a work of art;  that we are parts of the work of art.”
Happy birthday Virginia Woolf.
Fabric created by the Omega Workshops circa 1915

"Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern;
that we—I mean all human beings—
are connected with this;
that the whole world is a work of art;
that we are parts of the work of art.”

Happy birthday Virginia Woolf.

Fabric created by the Omega Workshops circa 1915


"Things I like: ivory, sweaters, architectural drawings, urinating, pizza (the Roman bread), staying in hotels, paper clips, the color blue, leather belts, making lists, wagon-lits, paying bills, caves, watching ice-skating, asking questions, taking taxis, Benin art, green apples, office furniture, Jews, eucalyptus trees, penknives, aphorisms, hands."
Happy birthday Susan Sontag. The world misses your voice.

"Things I like: ivory, sweaters, architectural drawings, urinating, pizza (the Roman bread), staying in hotels, paper clips, the color blue, leather belts, making lists, wagon-lits, paying bills, caves, watching ice-skating, asking questions, taking taxis, Benin art, green apples, office furniture, Jews, eucalyptus trees, penknives, aphorisms, hands."

Happy birthday Susan Sontag. The world misses your voice.


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"I had no proof that I had the stuff to be an artist, though I hungered to be one."

Happy birthday, Patti. And thank you for teaching us how to trust in our instincts, always.


John Prine, it’s your birthday. Can’t believe we get to share time on the planet with you.


Happy birthday, John. We try to think like you every day.

Happy birthday, John. We try to think like you every day.


Elliott Bay Book Company celebrates 40 years of independent bookselling today in Seattle, Washington, where we also threw down our first roots. After 36 years Downtown, they schlepped their assets over to Capitol Hill, into this 95-year-old warehouse that was once the sole Ford truck service center for Seattle. Now it’s a service center and warm hearth for devotees of the endangered real, live book, and its patron saint, the bookseller. If you’re staying with us in Seattle, you can take a long walk or a short cab ride to this epic church of reading — it’s really worth it.

Elliott Bay Book Company celebrates 40 years of independent bookselling today in Seattle, Washington, where we also threw down our first roots. After 36 years Downtown, they schlepped their assets over to Capitol Hill, into this 95-year-old warehouse that was once the sole Ford truck service center for Seattle. Now it’s a service center and warm hearth for devotees of the endangered real, live book, and its patron saint, the bookseller. If you’re staying with us in Seattle, you can take a long walk or a short cab ride to this epic church of reading — it’s really worth it.


Harry Smith and Rosebud Feliu Pettet, whom he considered his “spiritual wife,” circa 1979 during a Stimulators show in the Green Room at Max’s Kansas City. Photographer unknown. See Rosebud and other loved ones of Harry Smith read, tell stories and recollect about Harry tonight at Ace Hotel New York, celebrating Harry’s 90th birthday.

Harry Smith and Rosebud Feliu Pettet, whom he considered his “spiritual wife,” circa 1979 during a Stimulators show in the Green Room at Max’s Kansas City. Photographer unknown. See Rosebud and other loved ones of Harry Smith read, tell stories and recollect about Harry tonight at Ace Hotel New York, celebrating Harry’s 90th birthday.


Grace Jones gets painted by Keith Haring — both are May babies, and creatures from a better planet who’ve blessed us with a spell here on Earth. Happy birthday.

Grace Jones gets painted by Keith Haring — both are May babies, and creatures from a better planet who’ve blessed us with a spell here on Earth. Happy birthday.


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