February 2nd, 2007

Chris Keeley

Tim Biskup, Attaboy, Johnny Ryan, Seonna Hong, Gilbert Hernandez, and Eric Reynolds.

Fantagraphics Books has just published BEASTS!, 

BEASTS! a comix bestiary of cryptids

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Fantagraphics Books has just published BEASTS!, a magnificent bestiary of mythological and cryptozoological critters depicted by more than one hundred edgy artists, cartoonists, and illustrators including Tim Biskup, Attaboy, Johnny Ryan, Seonna Hong, Gilbert Hernandez, and Eric Reynolds. The BEASTS! menagerie includes the usual suspects like Bigfoot and Nessie, proto-cryptids like the Gorgon and Golem, and also dozens of monsters you've probably never met before like the Japanese Gaki, French Melusine, and the human-eating Odontotyrannus of the Ganges River. (Above, Vampire by Sam Weber.) The 200-page hardcover volume was created and curated by Fantagraphics' talented art director Jacob Covey and beautifully produced in full color on gold-edged paper. Absolutely magnificent.
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From the description of the Amermait (above), illustrated by Tim Biskup:
The voracious Amermait of Egypt sits beneath the scales of justice in the underworld. Comprising aspects of three deadly beasts--the jaws of a crocodile, the head of a lion, and the body of a hippopotamus--the Amermait, or Ammut, devours the souls of the unworthy with expert ferocity. When a soul arrives for judgment, its heart is weighed upon the scales against a feather that represents the truth. The heart must weigh the same as the feather--neither more nor less--for a soul to escape the appetites of the Amermait.
BEASTS! book release parties and artist signings are taking place at the following locations:
* Grass Hut Gallery, Portland, February 2, 6pm
* Giant Robot NY, New York City, February 24, 7pm
* Quimby's Bookstore, Chicago, March 9, 7pm
Link to buy BEASTS!

Chris Keeley

came from a lifetime of stealing headstones

http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/grave/

Lincoln Police Department: http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/grave

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dead man's storage locker yielded dozens of tombstones, a macabre collection that police believe represents ''a lifetime of stealing.''

Some of the 47 gravestones date to the late 1800s; others are relatively recent. Police say they probably came from different cemeteries at different times.



http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/grave/

Chris Keeley

paradise life story six - Esbjörn Berring

Sorry to say but he died very young.
I don´t remember exactly but I think he was 18 or 19 years old when it happens. Hi was living in Gothenburg that time with his mother Birgitta, sister Åsa and little brother Ulf. Esbjörns mother found him dead at home and so fare that I know it was not suicide, or any drugs involved that time. I´ve been told it have something to do whit his stay in Uganda. Maybe malaria, but I´m not


On February 2nd, 2006 05:50 am (local), an anonymous reader  - Esbjörn Berring
Just for fun I was locking on Yellow Pages in Sweden for Esbjörn Berring. He was my friend and my first love when i was 10 years old...and he was living in Helsingborg. So now when am getting older I´m just curius, I couldent find him in the swedish telefonbook so I went on surching and find your letter. We were writing to each other for a few years when Esbjörn hade moved from Helsingborg to Umeå and also when he and his family went to stay in Uganda. It was Nice to read a few lines about an old mutual friend,wondering if he's still alive. From Birgitta Helsingborg Sweden
On February 2nd, 2006 05:56 am (local), :
Re: Esbjörn Berring
thats why I love the net
INTERNET because many lost friends have found me from my postings

We smoked so much Marijuana that I hope he is ok now
I had quite a journey

If you find him
let me know.

ChrisOn February 2nd, 2007 11:09 am (local), an anonymous reader

Re: Esbjörn Berring

Sorry to say but he died very young.
I don´t remember exactly but I think he was 18 or 19 years old when it happens. Hi was living in Gothenburg that time with his mother Birgitta, sister Åsa and little brother Ulf. Esbjörns mother found him dead at home and so fare that I know it was not suicide, or any drugs involved that time. I´ve been told it have something to do whit his stay in Uganda. Maybe malaria, but I´m not sure

From an old friend, Magnus

On February 2nd, 2007 11:28 am (local),
Re: Esbjörn Berring
WoW thank you
I also wondered about him
he was my best friend when I was 14
I wrote a story about my life soon to be published
when I came across the Frank Zappa Crappa Poster it reminded me of EZ as we called him in 1973.

Thanks for replying to me with this sad news

Chris Keeley



From: LiveJournal Comment
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 16:09:12 UT
Subject: Re: Esbjörn Berrig

Just for fun I was locking on Yellow Pages in Sweden for Esbjörn Berring. He was my friend and my first love when i was 10 years old...and he was living in Helsingborg. So now when am getting older I´m just curius, I couldent find him in the swedish telefonbook so I went on surching and find your letter. We were writing to each other for a few years when Esbjörn hade moved from Helsingborg to Umeå and also when he and his family went to stay in Uganda. It was Nice to read a few lines about an old mutual friend,wondering if he's still alive. From Birgitta Helsingborg Sweden
Their reply was:
Subject: Re: Esbjörn Berring
Sorry to say but he died very young.
I don´t remember exactly but I think he was 18 or 19 years old when it happens. Hi was living in Gothenburg that time with his mother Birgitta, sister Åsa and little brother Ulf. Esbjörns mother found him dead at home and so fare that I know it was not suicide, or any drugs involved that time. I´ve been told it have something to do whit his stay in Uganda. Maybe malaria, but I´m not
Chris Keeley

Missing Molly Ivins

Missing Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins, the Texas columnist, died of breast cancer on Wednesday. I first met her more than three years ago, when our book tours crossed. She was, as she wrote, “a card-carrying member of The Great Liberal Backlash of 2003, one of the half-dozen or so writers now schlepping around the country promoting books that do not speak kindly of Our Leader’s record.”

I can’t claim to have known her well. But I spent enough time with her, and paid enough attention to her work, to know that obituaries that mostly stressed her satirical gifts missed the main point. Yes, she liked to poke fun at the powerful, and was very good at it. But her satire was only the means to an end: holding the powerful accountable.

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The White Iris (Tina Modotti),” a photograph Edward Weston made in 1921, is also one of only two kno

The White Iris (Tina Modotti),” a photograph Edward Weston made in 1921, is also one of only two known prints of that image; it is expected to sell for $400,00 to $600,000. 

LOT IMAGE

http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/dept/DeptNotableWorks.jsp?dept_id=32&lot_index=0

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A RARE ACQUISITION

The National Gallery of Art in Washington has been collecting photographs since 1949, when Georgia O’Keeffe donated 1,270 prints made by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz. Its collection now includes works by major American photographers from Walker Evans to Paul Strand to Ansel Adams.

But for years Sarah Greenough, its photography curator, has been trying to add 19th-century British photographs.

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Chris Keeley

KnuckleHeads

Barry Trial Date Set for June 12
D.C. Council Member Accused of Traffic-Related Offenses

By Henri E. Cauvin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 2, 2007; 1:08 PM

 

A D.C. Superior Court judge today set a June 12 trial date for Council member Marion Barry on several traffic offenses -- charges that Barry and his attorney insist are unfounded.

Barry (D), a former mayor and now Ward 8's representative on the D.C. Council, rejected an offer to plead guilty to operating under the influence. As part of the plea agreement, the other charges, including the more serious offense of driving under the influence, would have been dropped as would the charges filed in connection with a subsequent traffic stop.

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Photography

Photography




Edgar Degas
(1834-1917)
Portrait of Henry Lerolle with two of his daughters, Yvonne and Christine with a mirror
between 1895 and 1896
Print on albumin paper after a glass negative with gelatine-bromide, enlargement by Tasset 



Attributed to Alexis Gouin
Portrait of Alexandre Dumas
Circa 1851
Coloured and gilded stereoscopic daguerreotype
H. 0.67 ; 0.125 m
Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Acquired with the collaboration of the Commission nationale de la photographie



Henri Le Secq
(1818-1882)
Forest Brook (Montmirail)
Circa 1853
Print on salted paper after a dry wax paper 


Félix Nadar
1820-1910
Charles Baudelaire in an armchair
1855
Single print on salted paper from a destroyed negative
H. 0.28; L. 0.165 m
Paris, Musée d'Orsay


Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Henri Rouart (1833-1912) at home
Portrait of Henry Lerolle with two of his daughters, Yvonne and Christine and a mirror

Attributed to Alexis Gouin (1799 or 1800-1855)
Portrait of Alexandre Dumas

Henri Le Secq (1818-1882)
Forest Brook (Montmirail)

Félix Nadar (1820-1910)
Charles Baudelaire in an Armchair

Charles Nègre (1820-1880)
The Barrel Organ Player With Two Children Listening
Chris Keeley

John Whitbeck on "Israel's Right to Exist"--CSMonitor 2/2/07

http://www.csmonitor.com:80/2007/0202/p09s02-coop.html
<http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0202/p09s02-coop.html>

*What 'Israel's right to exist' means to Palestinians*

*Recognition would imply acceptance that they deserve to be treated as
subhumans.*

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*By John V. Whitbeck*/ /

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*JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - *Since the Palestinian elections in 2006, Israel
and much of the West have asserted that the principal obstacle to any
progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace is the refusal of Hamas to
"recognize Israel," or to "recognize Israel's existence," or to
"recognize Israel's right to exist."

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