My five fave finds & re-discoveries of the week.
(In no particular order)
1) Le1f on Letterman
Mark 3/13/14 in history: Openly gay rapper Le1f made his network TV debut. #NeverThoughtGayHipHopWouldTakeItThisFar
2) Bill Cunningham's Facades
Facades is a project that legendary New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham worked on from 1968 - 1976. He teamed up with fellow photographer Editta Sherman, who died last November at the age of 101, and photographed her in vintage costumes in front of New York City landmarks. The photos, which are striking in their bold compositions, are on exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.
3) Yumi Zouma - EP
I'm in love with the cool, dreamy disco-pop of this trio of New Zealanders.
4) Anna Quindlen's Still Life With Bread Crumbs
This is the first novel I've read by Quindlen and I highly recommend it. On the surface, it's about a late-life romance between Rebecca Winter, a 60-year-old acclaimed art photographer, and a much younger small-town roofer. But in a larger sense, the book is a panoramic meditation on the passage of time and the way that our own lives can sometimes feel like prisons. At one point in the book, Rebecca thinks to herself:"People froze you in place. ... More important, you froze yourself, often into a person in whom you truly had no interest. So you had a choice: You could continue a masquerade, or you could give up on it."
5) '50s physique model David Zurborg
Can anyone score me his number and a time machine?