Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CRAIG'S FAVE BOOKS, TV SHOWS, MOVIES, PHOTO BOOKS & FASHION SPREADS OF 2010

BOOKS

 
1) ONE DAY – David Nicholls
zeitgeist-y, romantic, moving & big fun

writer, artist, photographer, pornographer, escapee from academia—my hero

3) POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol -  Tony Scherman & David Dalton
Warhol figuring out how he would change the world

4) JUST KIDS – Patti Smith
the early days of legends

puts sex at the core of the great novelist’s life; he got WAY more ass than I do, btw

6) DECODED – Jay-Z
intimate & historic; will forever change how some people perceive hip-hop

7) JULIET, NAKED – Nick Hornby
a fun, sweet read about life, rock, and the difference between aging & growth

8) MARY ANN IN AUTUMN – Armistead Maupin
exactly what you’d expect & that’s a good thing

9) INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS – Stephen McCauley
satirical & heartfelt

true wit

TV, MOVIES, PHOTO BOOKS & FASHION SPREADS AFTER THE JUMP 

TV


 1) “Treme”
a survival blues

2) “Sons of Anarchy”
murky morality, codes of honor & general bad-ass-ery

3) “The Middle”
Patricia Heaton’s master class in sitcom mom-ism, & Charlie McDermott in his boxers

4) “Community”
smartly stooopid

5) “The Walking Dead”
scary good; good & scary

FILMS (didn’t see a lot that I liked this year)



1) BLACK SWAN
magical madness

2) THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
the ties that bind, constrict, nurture & endure

PHOTO BOOKS


1) CALVES & THIGHS – Jurgen Teller
shocking & strange

2) OUTSIDE/INSIDE – Bruce Davidson
overwhelming in size & overwhelmingly great

3) EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE – Ryan McGinley
young, wild & peaceful

4) INFIDEL – Tim Hetherington
beautiful, brave hearts; ugly fucking war

5) BEFORE COLOR – William Eggleston
“Eggleston Unplugged”

6) ALLURE (reissue) – ed. Diana Vreeland
a lovely, stylish dream

the poetry of everyday life

8) OUTCAST – David Hurles
rough & ready

9) THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES – Daido Moriyama
the grainy truth

10) AMERICA BY CAR – Lee Friedlander
drive-by genius

FASHION SPREADS



1) “Long Live the Hard Flesh” (and outtakes), I Love Fake: Jolijn Snijders, photographer; Cole Mohr model


2) “Kingdom (NSFW),” Visual Tales (Reckless issue): Bell Soto, photographer; Dan Felton, model 

3) “Water & Oil,” Vogue Italia (August 2010): Steven Meisel, photographer; Kristen McMenamy, model

4) “Jamie, Paddy & Oliver,” Hero #2: Fabien Kruszelnicki, photographer; Paddy Mitchell, Oliver & Jamie, models

5) "Something for the Weekend," Nylon Guys (May 2010): Jimmy Fontaine, photographer; Cole Mohr, model


6) "How to Read," VMAN (Spring 2010): Bruce Weber, photographer

7) River Viiperi, EY! #6:  Xevi Muntané, photographer; River Vipperi, model

8) "American Idols," OUT (March 2010); Doug Inglish, photographer

9) Naomi Campbell Cover story (NSFW), Vogue Russia (April 2010): Steven Meisel, photographer; Naomi Campbell, model

10) "Monsters, Inc.," Vogue (September 2010): Raymond Meier, photographer; Nick Cave, artist/model

MY FAVE MUSIC COMING TOMORROW











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