Tag Archives: Books

Books I read and kept

I photographed all the books on my “read and kept” shelf. The concept was inspired by my friend Charlie Byron, but also by Judith Thurman’s article in the New Yorker on Nov. 12. Thurman profiled Betty Halbreich, “who runs Betty Halbreich’s Solutions, a …Read more…

Mark's New Book

My old boss, the photographer, writer and illustrator Mark Crick, has just illustrated a new book in France. Beautiful, and more on this French blog. This one is a picture of a couple “looking at the creation of the universe,” …Read more…

The Takeback

I’ve been reading David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries for an upcoming review in the Mercury. Meanwhile, this part really struck me… While Argentina was under a military dictatorship in the 1970s, the IMF and World Bank provided loans and in return …Read more…

Good Nixon Book Needed

I’ve just been reading about Nixon’s efforts to bug Ted Kennedy in this morning’s Guardian, by giving him leaky secret service agents. There’s something compelling about his level of political honesty, mixed in with the ruthlessness. “You understand what the …Read more…