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summer fashion favorites

Friday, May 9th, 2008

i got my first taste of summer shopping a couple of weeks ago when i nearly went mad during a sample sale in the brick lane area of east london. vivienne westwood deep-discounted. now, i’m not a vivienne westwood fan, really. as i think she had her best years in the 70s (before i was sort of around) whipping up a frenzy with the sex pistols, especial sid (r.i.p.) vicious. but if you’re wondering about what to wear this summer, look here. the daily telegraph has a nice little fashion page with lots of video. jefferson hack used to have a highly pretentious fortnightly column in this section. it almost as over-the-top as tyler brule’s column in the financial times.


tory party gains 200 seats in uk

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

they are calling it black monday for the labour, as the party has lost more than 200 seats and has come in an embarassing third place. it was labour’s worst showing in 40 years and this evening, we’ll find out whether or not boris johnson, a member of the tory party, becomes the new mayor of london, replacing ken livingstone. david cameron, the head of the conservative party who is barely 40 years old, was once nagged by the media, a bit like u.s. presidential candidate barack obama, regarding his so-called inexperience.

more images god of carnage actress

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

someone requested more snapshots of tasmin greig. i prefer the ones already posted, but here are a couple of more of her taken after a ‘god of carnage’ performance in london. the english language debut recently opened in the city and stars greig, janet mcteer and ralph fiennes along with that guy from ‘fever pitch.’ no not the jimmy fallon version. but the colin firth version. christopher hampton (dangerous liaisons) translated the play into english from the original french.

Tasmin Greig hanging with her audience

a zine symposium in east london

Monday, April 28th, 2008

here are some additional images from the london zine symposium i attended 27 april. i will always have a soft spot in my heart for zines as this is how i cut my teeth writing back in the day. my ex-san francisco roomie used to play risk every week with the maximumrocknroll staff in the 90s. but that may have ended after the owner died. i can’t remember. the 90s. now we’re in the naughties.

London Zine Symposium donation table

Some London Zine Symposium attendees

god of carnage photos tamsin greig and janet mcteer

Monday, April 28th, 2008

here are some photos of the actresses tamsin greig and janet mcteer signing autographs by the stage door saturday, following the 26 april performance of yasmina reza’s ‘god of carnage,’ which opened last month in london. as previously mentioned, neither ken stott nor ralph fiennes bothered to come out. but perhaps it had something to do with the theatre being in the middle of boyz town.

Janet McTeer Signs a Few

Tamsin Greig following matinee performance

london zine symposium

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

devoted to the DIY (do it yourself) spirit, the london zine symposium pulled in a nice little crowd. during the event you could pick up some cool zines and back issues of classic titles from publications like the baffler and maximumrocknroll. zine and comic makers gathered to share their publications and know how. workshops include information on screenprinting. and a variety of films were screened as well. this all took place in east london off brick lane which is sort of like the silverlake of los angeles or the kreuzberg district of berlin.

london zine symposium 2008

screen printing workshop