Finding Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

June 18, 2010

Blogger Jeremiah Moss investigates the histories of various Manhattan street corners, trying to find the exact location of the diner in Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting Nighthawks. It’s a neat series in four parts, and I’ve always liked this painting; it was up over my couch all through university.

Here’s another nice piece of Hopperama: every year, the Washington Post runs a Peep (ie. Easter candy) diorama contest. The 2009 winner was Melissa Harvey, whose diorama was a bunny Peep version of Nighthawks. She describes the piece in this audio slideshow.

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Via MeFi and Kelly M.


Scott Pilgrim Trailer

June 18, 2010

The movie looks great (so much new dialogue! so many new visuals! casting looks off the hook!) and we already know the books are fraggin’ awesome.

I don’t usually tell people where to spend their money, but you should really run to your local indie comic store (Torontonians: this one), and buy the first book immediately (and later that week I betcha you’ll be back for the other volumes). Or you can ignore me and then you’ll just be super-embarrassed when everyone else knows how good these are ‘cepting you.

I have lent my set of Scott Pilgrim books to no fewer than 8 people and they have all read them ravenously and then called me to yell SO GOOD, right in my ear, which I hate on account of I’m sensitive to loud noises, but which I love on account of SO GOOD!


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