A behind-the-scenes photo from the 1929 recording of the MGM “lion roar.”
Some genius at Warner Brothers asked Stevie Nicks to do audio commentary for 80s-era Fleetwood Mac videos. The commentary on “Stand Back” is quite possibly the best Stevie thing on YouTube (here’s the best article.) You’re welcome.
Zoe Flood and I tackle the “Top 10 Affordable Safaris in East Africa.” Subtitle: Cheap lions, gorillas, and wolves!
Tove Lo - Habits
I’m super charmed by these vintage travel posters for Kenya, Congo, and Angola. Feeling very tempted to start a collection I can’t afford…
My article for The New York Times about Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s vibrant music scene. Stay out late, dance on the beach, and eat chicken pilau. Nichole Sobecki captured it all on video.
— James Wood, writing in The London Review of Books “On Not Going Home”
Eliza Doolittle - MoneyBox (remixed by Jamie of The xx)
Happy New Year! Here’s an illustration of a toast by Elizabeth Shippen Green, from the 1902 Bryn Mawr College calendar.
My latest, on arty happenings in Europe’s last divided capital, Nicosia.
So, it looks like I’m a wildlife pornographer. Gorilla love in Rwanda. On a volcano. Why yes, the tracker did say, “that female wants…jiggy-jiggy.”
Eric Lafforgue, Municipal house in Chibia, from the series “Portuguese Imprint in Angola.”
Lou Reed - Street Hassle
of all the misunderstandings
that gather around a new name."
— Rainer Maria Rilke