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weekend links #42

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed over the last week:
1. Listening to the new album by Tom Waits on NPR
2. Entering a giveaway for a bicycle calendar by Lisa Rupp (pictured above, via unruly things)
3. Learning about the history and variations of the ampersand
4. Watching a video of the making of a fantastic magazine cover by Paperlux (pictured below, via curiosity counts)


Weekend Links #25

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Listening to the collaborative album by Thao and Mirah over and over again, streaming on NPR until the 26th (pictured above)
2. Reading through the New York Times’ take on Amsterdam, a good start for 36 hours
3. Reading Nicholas Kristof’s article Three Cups of Tea, Spilled
4. Skyping with my little dog. Isn’t she cute all wrapped up in a blanket?

Weekend Links #24

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Seeing this photo, a prelude to a perfect weekend (image by frl. zucker)
2. Listening to a wonderful Fresh Air interview with Dan Savage and Terry Miller on NPR
3. Reading an article about Photojournalism in the Age of New Media in The Atlantic
4. Discovering the Drawing Nature Journal by Jill Bliss
5. Interview with The New York Times multimedia producer Zach Wise on photojournalism
6. Reading Austin Kleon advice on How to Steal Like an Artist (pictured below, via the post family)

Weekend Links #21

Well, it’s Thursday, not quite the weekend anymore, but I wanted to send out the weekend links I put together for my faithful readers. New and exciting projects at work have scrambled my familiar schedule and I’m still figuring out how to stay on top of my personal projects. Hope those of you in the northern hemisphere are also enjoying the first signs of spring!

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Listening to an evening of The Decemberists at Paradiso. Just the bit of Pacific NW that I needed (pictured above via)
2. Stretching my writing muscles in a weekend workshop
3. Watching La Flâneur, a time-lapse video by Luke Shepard made up of 2000 photos of Paris
4. Reading the article The power of lonely (via something changed)
5. Reading The Elements of Content Strategy from A Book Apart. Nerdy work stuff that I can’t wait to dive into
6. Receiving a note from a friend that reminded me of the importance of public broadcasting. To support NPR and PBS, sign this petition
7. Viewing amazing productions during a new multimedia contest (Blanco by Stefano De Luigi pictured below)

two valentines

For the humorous side, a fantastic Valentine’s Day cards made by NPR (via constantwanderlust).

For the romantic side, the letter from Captain Frederick Wentworth to Anne Elliott in my favorite Jane Austen book, Persuasion:

I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating in.

F. W. (via hila-lumiere)

Weekend Links #17

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Seeing the winners of the annual World Press Photo contest http://bit.ly/gYoXnh
2. Listening to an NPR interview with Over the Rhine (pictured above), a band whose music brings back memories of a Boston winter and a corner room
3. Tasting Afghan food for the first time at Mantoe
4. Watching the Chinese New Year celebrations in this short video (via wearethedigitalkids)
5. Browsing the collection at La Rosa Curiosa, a little vintage clothing store that is quickly becoming a favorite in Amsterdam (pictured below, image via bheart)
6. Watching this video of the celebrations in Egypt

Weekend Links #16

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Seeing over 40,000 photographs over the course of the last week
2. Interviewing photojournalist David Burnett, Geo director of photography Ruth Eichhorn, critic for The New Yorker Vince Aletti and photographer Heinz Kluetmeier http://bit.ly/fs55tx (image above of the studio)
3. Listening to Adele’s new album 21 on NPR. Just beautiful.
4. Remembering the Oregon fog in images (pictured below, via for me, for you)
5. Reading about the wonder of winter and enjoying the final moments of the season
6. Listening to the new album by Avalanche City (via home.town.treasure)

Weekend Links #13

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Seeing the beautiful 2011 NPR calendar (pictured above)
2. Listening to The Decemberists’ new album The King is Dead streaming online at NPR until the release date on 18 January. Looking forward to their concert at Paradiso on 14 March
3. Anticipating the release of the latest film adaptation of Jane Eyre directed by Cary Fukunaga, which appears to be very inspired by the 2006 BBC production (via spaceships, pictured below)
4. Reading Tom Waits new poem Seeds on Hard Ground about homelessness and poverty
5. Watching Jon Stewart’s response to the events in Arizona

A Taste of Hint Fiction

Inspired by the NPR broadcast ‘Hint Fiction Celebrates the (Extremely) Short Story’, my father challenged my family to a competition over the holidays. The genre hint fiction is defined by a story of 25 words or less, which stimulates the imagination through its brevity. Take Ernest Hemingway’s six-word story for example. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” In the end, five of us participated, anonymously presented our stories, and voted on the favorites.

I imagined a scene taking place on the roads through the mountain pass between the Willamette Valley and the Cascade Mountain Range. Marcus’ story described his morning view on an Amsterdam weekday. My father wrote a mystical tale about time past. My mother wrote about her favorite summer activity, water skiing. My brother found inspiration in murder mystery tales. Below, the stories:

My story:
The mountain pass
She turned onto the all but abandoned logging road,
the entrance graced with a worn-down cross staked into the earth.
Her fingers drummed to the beat of the music, turned just a little louder.

Marcus’ winning story:
9:12 am
Dense fog covering the river makes it difficult to see over to the other side.
The start of the week.

My mother’s entry:
An Afternoon of Surface Tension
Strong breeze creates a tangled mane
Nostrils filled with sunshine
Cool mists in rhythmic sprays
Mechanical roar
That quiets the smiling soul.

My father’s entry:
Ringing
Below lake waters,
Tossed long ago
Lay ring shining.
Fish fin by, sunlight reflects back
To her hand empty unhealed
It’s giver lay below earthen cover of European war.

My brother’s entry:
Christmas Cheer
Walks on the beach and candlelight dinners and the ad read, but the light kicking in her stomach made her body shake with rage as her fingers tightened around the pistol.

Weekend Links #6

After an eventful past week, I bring you Weekend Links, a collection of interesting bits and pieces. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I experienced last week:
1. Loving the music of Agnes Obel, a Danish pianist. Perfect for the fast-coming winter (pictured above, via 11.54)
2. Intrigued by this article about the divergent personalities of siblings on NPR
3. Reading a Thanksgiving reminder Back to the Land by Maira Kalman (pictured below)
4. Sifting through my photos from Oporto, Portugal and Köln, Germany. Coming soon…

Weekend Links #2

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed throughout the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed online this week:
1. Looking at the photography from 1010, a photographic project with 10 photographs from 10 photographers taken on 10/10/10 (above image by Hilda Grahnat – what is it about cobblestone in Berlin that is so recognizable?)
2. Watching a short video about Tokyo (via The Dreamer gallery)
3. Wishing for the Juliette Hogan Winter 10 ‘so pretty it hurts’ collection. Yes, it does. Especially with no stockists or boutiques in Europe (image below)
4. Listening to the lovely song Chaka Chaka by Las Acevedo on NPR Alt Latino
5. Watching this short video about desk spaces (via the post family)
6. Exploring Out My Window, an interactive multimedia project by Katherina Cizek (via @michabruinvels)

Tiny Desk Concerts

Fans of La Blogotheque are likely to enjoy NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, a series of short-set performances recorded live at the desk of Bob Boilen, music producer at National Public Radio, at the office in DC. The intimate setting leaves no room for amplifiers or special lighting, but draws an array of musicians nonetheless. Paul Fahri describes the concerts:

Each week, more or less, the little space becomes an unlikely stage for mini-concerts by an eclectic group of famous, near-famous and downright obscure musicians.

The video webcasts of past sessions can be viewed here.