The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of Feminism #10

Weekend #2

The Art of the Panel: DC #27


from Case of the Explosive Vegetables!
(by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson)
(The Flash #152; May, 1965)

Before and After #233: Brian Eno

Before


After

Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #30


Man Seated By a Radiator (1935)

When Legends Gather #607


Frankie Avalon and Ann-Margret

The Gunslinger Guide to Catherine Deneuve #8

The Art of the Panel: Dell #3


from The Life Story of a Great American
(Artists Unknown)
(Dwight D. Eisenhower; 1969)

The Life and Times of the American Motel #18


The Aloha Motel (Virginia Beach, VA)

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #8


Movie Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Means: Camera
Production: Despair (1978)

Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #25

On the set of Sesame Street
On the set of Sesame Street, 1976. Note the cut-out in the side of the trash can so Oscar can be puppeteered muppeteered from outside the can while appearing from within.

This Week's Weegee #76

The Art of the Panel: EC #19


from ...Rocks in His Head!
(by Johnny Craig and Marie Severin)
(Crime SuspenStories #10; Apr-May, 1952)

All of Them Reds! #4


Elia Kazan

The Heretofore Unmentioned #122


David Geffen

Watts! #14

They Were Collaborators #668

MacLaine and Fosse
Shirley MacLaine and Bob Fosse, rehearsing a scene for Sweet Charity.

The Future is Now #30

Videophone 1965
Of course, the first thing to pop out is that she's not looking at the video screen!

Original caption:

1965 - An office worker uses Bell Telephone Company's Videophone, developed in 1965, for a video conference.

Faces of Science #34

Werner von Braun
Nazi V-2 developer turned American rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun.

This Week's Hopper #24


New York Restaurant (1922)

Artists in Action #604


Johnny Cash looms large

The Art of the Panel: Robert Crumb #4


from The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick
(Weirdo #17; Summer, 1986)

Jesters of the Republic #49


Ed Wynn

The Gunslinger Guide to Jean Seberg #5

The Art of the Centerfold #57


Sharon Rogers (Miss January, 1964)

Before and After #232: Lenny Bruce

Before


After

Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #51


Federico García Lorca

Jesters of the Empire #30


Max Miller

This Week's Lichtenstein #13


Sock (1962)

The Art of Jazz #122


Last Night, When We Were Young
(Art Farmer, with The Quincy Jones Orchestra)
(ABC-Paramount Records; 1958)

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #105


Tricky and the wife take the stage (1957)

They Were Collaborators #667


The Jefferson Airplane

The City: Miami #11


Original Caption:

Miami -- Pilots Bill Barris and Dick Riedel receive some in-flight assistance from a speeding car as they try to break the flying endurance record. While guiding the 'Sunkist Lady' above the runway of a Miami airport, cans of gasoline and food are handed up by men in the speeding car. The two California pilots have been flying continuously for one hundred and sixty-eight hours, attempting to break the record of 726 hours set in 1939. (1949)

The Art of the Panel: DC #26


from The "Untouchable" Clark Kent!
(by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and George Klein)
(Superman #173; November, 1964)

Weekend #1

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #7


Movie Director: George Marshall
Means: Lights, Actors
Production: The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)

Twilight of the Dreamboats #38


Belgium (1962)

Seminal Image #1012


All About Eve
(Joseph L. Mankiewicz; 1950)

W is for Winogrand #18


Untitled (1960)

The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #16

sophial

Before and After #231: Ian McKellen

Before:
ianmckellan1

After:
ianmckellan2

Artists in Action #603


George Balanchine instructs an elephant to step lightly

When Legends Gather #606


Joyce Carol Oates and Mike Tyson

Faces of Science #33
The City: St. Louis #5


Original Caption:

Old and New Science Heads

St. Louis -- Edward L. Thorndike of Columbia University, retiring President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, stands with Dr. Karl T. Compton, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his successor, at the convention of the scientific body of St. Louis, Missouri (1936)

Seminal Image #1011


Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
(Paul Schrader; 1985)

Soul Stirrers #22


The Staple Singers

Adventures in American Filmmaking #137

Cary and Doris on the set of That Touch of Mink
Today's Adventure: Cary and Doris share a laugh on the set of That Touch of Mink while Delbert Mann hides somewhere behind the camera.