A quite interesting look at café culture prior to the World Wars. Of course, it is credited as a response to the Franco Prussian War (1870). I wonder if there is any cultural phenomenon that cannot be connected as a reaction to war? It seems to me that we need a new model for forging cultures.
New Walker Evans prints discovered
This one kind of pissed me off a little, because it is yet another attempt to lock-up vintage imagery behind modern copyright. However it is a great site with lots of interesting images and is very well done.
Unfortunately, I actually remember most of this quite clearly. “For N = 0 to 2; those were the days, indeed.”
Just trying to clear out my “surflog” links into a more archive friendly form.