A Brief Compendium of the American TV Dinner
Some great vintage ads.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Houston Chronicle: Travis Holley achieved a certain measure of fame for teaching his younger brother to play the guitar. That brother, who became known as Buddy Holly, went on to be an early Rock n' Roll legend before dying in a plane crash in 1959.
Atlas Obscura: This photograph is just one of many Clay shot between 1974 and 1976. In those years he documented parked cars, in Manhattan and Hoboken, in streets devoid of people and always at night. The title of each image includes the names of the cars, which are themselves evocative: Chevrolet Bel Air, Plymouth Duster, Gran Torino Sport.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Deadline: Alice Drummond, a prolific character actress nominated for a Best Featured Actress Tony in 1970 and known for appearances in films like Awakenings, Synecdoche, New York, and Ghostbusters among many others died on November 30 from complications following a fall in her home. She was 88. The news was confirmed by Drummond’s friend, June Gable, to The New York Times.
Steampunk 101: From Sci-Fi Sub-genre to Cultural Phenomenon: The creation of the ‘steampunk’ term is usually attributed to the science fiction author K.W. Jeter, who used it in a letter to Locus Magazine. He was trying to find a way to describe Victorian fantasy novels like those written by himself (Morlock Night and Infernal Devices), Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates) and James Blaylock (Homunculus).