American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context.
My daughter loves buses right now and I couldn't find a bus toy that represented a metro-style bus (not a school bus). So this was my solution. I found a stock illustration of a bus and ironed it onto some white fabric. Then, I machine stitched the bus onto some corduroy, stuffed it with some beans and then hand-stitched the decorative blanket-stitch.
It's a horrible picture, I know, but I had to snap a photo of the Pork Belly Bocadillo from Contigo in Noe Valley. Served with harissa allioli, pickled onions and chips, this pork belly bun is the closest thing I've had to the heaven that is the Momofuku pork bun.
A little piece of Internet history has now been laid to rest, as CompuServe was shut down for good just before this Fourth of July weekend. After some 30 years of service, CompuServe's new owner has finally pulled the plug, leaving us to reminisce about the days when the Internet was young and we were still using modems whose speed was measured in baud.
This year's concert - now expanded to six stages across Speedway, Lindley and Marx meadows - promises lots of must-see acts: Actor Steve Martin, who recently released a bluegrass album, "The Crow," featuring his banjo playing, will perform with the Steep Canyon Rangers.