Archive for the 'Blogosphere' Category

February 09 2011

The Julie Project

posted by Ana Samways at 9:29 am

I bawled while reading about Julie Baird’s unfortunate life, but I am a cryer.

Darcy Padilla photographed Julie over an 18 year period, from when she was a teen with her 8 day old infant to her death from AIDS at 36. The fly-on-the-wall photographs are not easy to look at; they are confronting, brutal and terribly sad. And they made me angry. Why would a woman like this have child after child? To think of Julie as a person and not a series of political issues is important. It reminds us of the fragility of human existence when poverty and poor mental health are factors, and the intergenerational nature of such deprivation…

February 07 2011

Pop culture: Renderings of famous movie scenes in the style of Little Golden Books – more Choice Links after the jump…

February 07 2011

Sevens Shenanigans

posted by Ana Samways at 5:05 pm

“We were dressed as ‘Scrabble’ and asked to have a photo with the police,” says Nikki. “They had no idea what we spelt”…

January 26 2011

A Lot Of Peas

posted by Spare Room admin at 1:36 pm

From TV’s Iron Chef America.

January 24 2011

Popeye Arms

posted by Ana Samways at 12:36 pm

A truly memorable music video for a cover of the classic Diana Ross hit “Love Hangover”. It’s one of those train-wreck deals, that you just can’t stop watching…