Here’s a bit of digital artwork that wasn’t selected for a project. Imagine a logo in that upper left corner.
Northern Exposure was on TV when I was in High School and too young to appreciate its charm. I learned later that David Chase (Sopranos) worked on the last two seasons of this show. I mostly remember the commercials and that people thought it was smart.
I wasn't expecting the theatrical, Freudian hilarity of this network (!) TV show.
Oddly most of the manga I've read have been biographies of comics creators. Most recently, I made my way through the tome The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime. Tezuka was a uniquely driven creator who lived a sheltered life.
His series Black Jack, is a fun adventure story like none I've ever read and also makes the most of his medical background. The art is beautiful, but after reading his biography I wonder how much of it was actually drawn by his assistants?
I try to make it down to the Lyndale Open Streets every year. There is something about walking down the center of a usually busy street that tells me it's summertime. Winter hasn't really ended until you've spent an afternoon among a throng of people.
Was that Russian reporter who revealed that he had FAKED HIS OWN DEATH, in reality, an elaborate promotion for the final episode of The Americans? Seemed like it to me, at the time. What is it they say about reality being stranger than something?
Emily Nussbaum has been writing about this show from the start.
I've always joked that Robert Heinlein was better at writing the first half of a science fiction novel than just about anyone. Usually the second half is where he would abondon the high adventure space thriller in favor of his peculiar grand narrative.
Double Star, is just that first half. This breezy 250 page narrative about an out-of-work actor who plays a double for a kidnapped intergalactic politician won Heinlein his first Hugo award.
If you see a bus covered with a plaid design at the State Fair this year—it started out looking like this.
Wes Anderson's 9th film. His 8th collaboration with Bill Murray. The second stop-motion animation film he's directed. The first time I've seen a dog cry tears like a person.
Ever wonder how to build a city? Or a town? A Pattern Language written by Christopher Alexander and Murray Silverstein shows a way. Apparently this tome also influenced early computer programing. I found the book a useful guide to arranging an efficient office space.