It’s the weekend, and spring is here and I’m nearly done hibernating. I want to go and be out in the world.
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, be it staying or going, have a great one.
Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old this year. It’s a classic but not without it’s controversy.
This interview from RTE’s arts show, Arena addresses everything you think you know about the book and what you might not have thought about.
This photo is World Press Photo of the Year 2014, the most important photo as decided by the World Press Photo jury.
First Prize Contemporary Issues, Singles
Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia.
I never thought I’d win,” he tells TIME. “But no matter which picture you take, it’s not something you should expect.”
NPR launched a new podcast this year called Invisibilia, it’s essentially about the many invisible things which make up human behaviour – the everyday and the incredible.
Each episode is completely different and they’re all fascinating in their own way, but this one has really stuck with me – The Secret History of Thoughts talks to two men in particular – a man with shockingly dark thoughts consuming his life and a man who for a huge portion of his life tried not to think, ever…Give it a listen here.
Alexander McQueen’s retrospective was first shown in the New York Met four years ago and is one of the most visited exhibitions to date. Now it’s moving to the beautiful V&A in London from March to August this year. Who wants to come with me? Please?
McQueen was a fashion designer with the soul of a performance artist; something which, as a Saville Row-trained tailor, he always denied. But his visceral and uneasy catwalk shows would beg to differ. His models often looked like they were in pain on the runway, even bleeding – but in addition to the misogyny he was accused of, it can also interpreted as a projection of his inner turmoil, a sort of confessional therapy.
A short and profound confessional from Anne Almasy on DEDPXL:
For a photographer, the struggle for light is literal and unironic. We are Einstein’s proverbial light monkeys, simultaneously chasing exposure and inspiration – the light that is seen and the light that is unseen, both vital, both consuming.
I hope these little fives give you some inspiration or food for thought. You know I’m dying to talk about all of it so start a conversation in the comments if anything pushes your buttons.