Danish film director, actor, and screenwriter Benjamin Christensen found a copy of Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th C treatise on witchcraft, in a Berlin bookshop that sent him on a 2-year journey resulting in the silent film classic Häxan.
Sterling Walter Hayden was born in Upper Montclair, NJ in 1916, about 6 miles from where I was born which is why we look so much alike.
Guitars are like lovers. And hifi.
The Audiophile Tree of Life Print returns!
Looking into the future typically takes one of two turns; things get better or things get worse. Then there’s a third option where things just get strange.
Truth be told, I’m not a fan of art criticism because I’m a fan of art and prefer to make up my own mind, which changes all the time. What I do enjoy is appreciation.
Dirk Bogarde, so-named by his agent, was a dashing leading man who ran from his cheesecake roles as soon as his contract with the Rank Organisation ended in 1960 to explore deeper, darker characters.
Of the books I kept, some of the most sacred are those by Arthur Rimbaud, Antonin Artaud, and René Daumal. The Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith have released a trio of albums dedicated to each, as if they were reading my mind’s eye, under the […]
Boo! Horror was different when I was a kid as much was left to take place in one’s imagination.
We have access to 70 million channels between cable and streaming yet there are times I find myself, unfortunately too often, watching crappy movies. If you’ve found yourself in a similar state, I hope you’ll find some movies that don’t suck in this planed series […]
Once upon a time in 1885, Welsh singer, songwriter, scientist, and philanthropist Margaret Watts Hughes accidentally invented a method of turning her voice into images.
Albert Pinkham Ryder introduced my young mind to dark wonder with his painting titled “The Race Track (Death on a Pale Horse).” This work planted a seed, even though I saw it in reproduction, that continues to germinate to this very day.
Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019)
If someone forced me to pick a favorite living photographer, my pick would be Daisuke Yokota. If I had to then select just one photobook from his rather vast amount of work, I’d pick Taratine.
Masahisa Fukase’s Solitude of Ravens, first published in 1986, is considered by many to be a high point in postwar Japanese photography, and even one of the most important photobooks ever created. While I am not qualified to make such proclamations, I can testify to […]