“Pages” of Page: Linda Simpson’s Debut Photo Book Gets a Party


Wowlebrity Linda Simpson, who began her multifaceted drag-queen career in the 80s (and is an old pal) has a new photo book, Pages, an homage to her captivating transgender pal, Page. Pages, an offshoot of The Drag Explosion, Linda’s archive of her many photos of NYC’s momentous drag scene, was shot by over the course of their friendship which began ... See the Rest

NBC Pages: Strutting Our Peacocks Since 1933!


Last night, NBC reached an historic milestone by celebrating 80 years of its illustrious page program. The Kenneths of the world united at The Grill on the Universal lot with special guests including Parks and Recreation star and former page Aubrey Plaza, Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock aka Jack McBrayer, along with Hollywood Squares host Peter ... See the Rest

Shelf Life: Scene


  This book will be available in March 2013. "Everyone now knows how influential the downtown art scene was in New York in the 1980s and Jeannette Montgomery Barron was fortunate to be right in the thick of it all, close friends with many who became legends. Her portraits of Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Schnabel, Clemente, and many others ... See the Rest

Shelf Life: Das Auge, die Gedanken, unentwegt wandernd


“Walter Pfeiffer’s faces are naïve. Lewd, innocent and brutal, yearning, greedy and shy. These faces breathe desire, prescience and eloquence. As embodiments of an adolescent vision that possesses the irresistible power of pure seduction, they fix and hold viewers spellbound, regardless of standpoint. Pfeiffer’s photographs speak with the instinct ... See the Rest

Shelf Life: Irene


From Edition Patrick Frey: "Roswitha Hecke’s photo book Liebes Leben (Love Life) about the Zurich artist-muse and prostitute, Irene, also called 'Lady Shiva,' was published for the first time in 1978. It became both a cult book and an international success. Reprinted many times and translated into several languages, it is finally available again. ... See the Rest

Shelf Life: 1977


From Edition Patrick Frey: "In 1977 Pietro Mattioli took portraits in Zurich’s first Punk and New Wave nightclub. Their reduced and austere aesthetics followed a simple formula: the sitters were photographed with a flashlight in front of a neutral background, a fast and immediate look that was as outrageously sensationalist as it was coolly ... See the Rest

Shelf Life: Tissue


From magCulture: "As independents become increasingly prevalent in traditional areas of publishing (food, again, being a typical example) it’s not surprising to see some deal with sex, the latest of which is Tissue from Germany. Unlike the stereotypical porn mag – all glossy fleshtones – Tissue, you won’t be surprised to hear, does things ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote


  “I decided not to write another proper book after Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere because it was the book in which I think I found my true voice, and I don’t think I’ll ever write a better one.” - celebrated author Jan Morris on why her 40th book, provisionally titled Allegorisings, will be published posthumously. (via The Telegraph) ... See the Rest