Posts by: Salvatore Pane

Nanny Posthumously Declared Photography Luminary

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You have to read this undeniably strange tale over on the BBC about Vivian Maier, a suddenly revered photographer who died in obscurity.

Four years ago, real estate agent John Maloof purchased the contents of an abandoned storage unit which he thought was filled with “negatives of historical architecture photographs” But what the unit actually contained were 30,000 negatives, the life work of Maier, a Chicago nanny described as “a Mary Poppins-like figure who took [her children] on wild adventures and showed them unusual things.”

Now Maloof’s posting Maier’s work online.

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Help Dean Young

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Poet Dean Young needs your help.

Afflicted with a degenerative heart condition, Young “needs to get a heart transplant soon, or go to drastic measures like a mechanical external pump.” And surely, we all know this story: Young has health insurance, but of course, it’s not going to cover the entirety of his massive bill.

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I’m On a Cataclysm Kick: Philip Roth on Aging Novelists and His New Book “Nemesis”

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My boy P. Roth hits David Ulin and the LA Times with a superb interview in anticipation of his latest novel Nemesis. He chats up imagined apocalypse, the absence of god, losing energy and more:

“I don’t know what causes me to want to imagine some hell that didn’t happen… but I think in a way it’s a tribute to our luck It’s bound to happen, because things will come back disguised or in new forms.

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Get a Tattoo AND Books For Life!

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You a fan of the publisher Two Dollar Radio? Want a free lifetime subscription to all their books? All you have to do is tattoo their logo onto your body and bam, books for life. Two Dollar author Joshua Mohr now brandishes the boom box logo on his wrist and had this to say:

“The day after getting my Two Dollar Radio tattoo, I won the lottery, fell in love, vanquished a foe, was cast in a feature film, and the Iranian president offered to fellate me (I accepted).

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