NYT: Once Around an Island

Todd Heisler walked around Manhattan and took pictures. I forget who did this a few years ago, I even think I might have blogged about it back then. I also recall someone walking the length of Broadway from Battery Park to the edge of Inwood and documenting that walk with photos. So while this might not be the most original idea ever, I still enjoyed this story. From the classical images of the bridges across the East River to the less obvious shots of Inwood, Washington Heights and the cookouts along the Hudson River Bike Path, a lot of these images look very familiar. The series provides a great window into a Manhattan that’s very far removed from the madness of Times Square or the Soho shopping scene. Reading through this story made me realize why the edges of the island are some of my favorite places in NYC.

Riverside Park

Further Reading: New York Times – Once Around an Island – Todd Heisler 

 

Bombino – Nomad

I first heard this album on NPR’s Firs Listen a few weeks ago. Ever since then I’ve been obsessed with Bombino’s music. It’s too bad I don’t understand his lyrics, but as the cliche goes: the music speaks for itself. The album cover is pretty awesome too, wheelie-ing a vintage motorcycle in the desert with a stratocaster and a cape pretty much ticks all the boxes.

Bombino Nomad album cover

A graphic guide to Game of Thrones

Tonight the third season of Game of Thrones starts. If it’s been a while since you saw season one and two, you might want to refresh your memory with this beautifully illustrated guide. Actually, anyone who watches Game of Thrones could probably use a little extra guidance.

Game of Thrones graphic

A graphic tribute to Game of Thrones by Nigel Evan Dennis