Category Archives: Art

Dear Adobe, Please buy Flickr

Flickr is far from perfect, but it is also by far the best online service for serious photographers. At a time when the center of photographic gravity is drifting form arts & archives to selfies & social, Flickr remains both … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Culture, Future, Internet, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Watch Jesus this weekend

Every year about this time I lament the absence of a good copy of Franco Zefferelli‘s Jesus of Nazareth, which aired as a mini-series on low-def TV in 1977, though it was surely filmed in at least 35mm stock. But … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Awesome, music | Leave a comment

What everything isn’t

We know shit. I mean, in respect to the Everything that surrounds us, and the culture in which we are pickled from start to finish, what we know rounds to nothing and is, with the provisional exception of the subjects … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ideas, Journalism, Life, publishing | 8 Comments

What are the the balls on Prague’s spires called??

One of the things that fascinates me about Prague are the skewers atop the spires of its many iconic buildings, each of which pierces a shiny ball. It’s a great look. I am sure there’s a reason for those things, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Geography, history, Travel | 7 Comments

Idea: nets from the Nets for Brooklyn’s schools and playgrounds

Here is a simple idea for the Brooklyn Nets that will do a world of good for their borough and their team: provide new nets for every net-less basketball hoop in every school and playground. The cost of few thousand … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Geography, marketing, Sports | 1 Comment

Finally, maybe, getting a podcast rolling

Hi, Liveblog fans. This post continues (or plays jazz with) this liveblog post, following my podcast learnings, live. As an old radio guy and an inveterate talker, I think I should be good at podcasting. Or at least that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Blogging, Personal, problems | 1 Comment

The Most Spectacular Place You’ll Never See

Unless you look out the window. When I did that on 4 November 2007, halfway between London and Denver, I saw this: Best I could tell at the time, this was Greenland. That’s how I labeled it in this album … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Aviation, Geography, Geology, Photography, Places, Travel, weather | 10 Comments

#10books that changed my life

There’s a challenge going around Facebook: to name ten books that have changed your life. So I’ve thought about my own, and kept a running list here in draft form. Now that it’s close enough to publish, methinks, here they … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Awesome, Books, Culture, Geology, history, Links | 1 Comment

A visit to the old ‘hood

A couple weeks ago I took a walk around the historic neighborhood in Fort Lee where my extended family had a home — 2063 Hoyt Avenue — from the turn of the last century into the 1950s. It’s where my parents lived … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Culture, Family, Future, history, infrastructure, Life, News, Past, Personal | 1 Comment

Rediscovering Junkie John, Tim Dawe and Penrod after 40 years

I used to have an open reel tape of song I recorded off some New York FM station in 1970 or so. It’s long lost now. I didn’t know the artist or the title. It was was half talked, half … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Culture, music, Strange stuff | 2 Comments