The litter in littérateur. http://rickyopaterny.com/blog Ricky Opaterny on Books, Music, Art, and Sports Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:24:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Sky Ferreira at Rickshaw Stop http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/04/11/sky-ferreira-at-rickshaw-stop/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/04/11/sky-ferreira-at-rickshaw-stop/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:10:05 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1510 I went to see Sky Ferreira play at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Tuesday night. What a set she played! Here are some of the photos I took.

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Lori Spooner is a culinary genius http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/04/11/lori-spooner-is-a-culinary-genius/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/04/11/lori-spooner-is-a-culinary-genius/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:43:02 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1491 My friend Lori threw a party this past weekend, and she did some cooking. Here are the results.



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Karlie Kloss in Paris http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/06/karlie-kloss-in-paris/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/06/karlie-kloss-in-paris/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:15:31 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1485

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Lil Buck and his crew at TED 2013 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/04/lil-buck-and-his-crew-at-ted-2013/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/04/lil-buck-and-his-crew-at-ted-2013/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2013 05:44:12 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1481 If you haven’t heard of Lil Buck, read this. I photographed him and his crew outside our hotel last week during the TED conference in Long Beach.

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Joshua Prager at TED http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/04/joshua-prager-at-ted/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2013/03/04/joshua-prager-at-ted/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2013 05:33:06 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1472

I was in Long Beach last week to see my good friend Joshua Prager give a riveting talk, related to his book Half-Life, at the TED conference. Above you can see the talk that he gave at the TED talent search in New York last fall. Below are a few of the photos I took of Josh at TED on Friday.

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Tiffany Hsu before Rick Owens S/S 2013 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/27/tiffany-hsu-before-rick-owens-ss-2013/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/27/tiffany-hsu-before-rick-owens-ss-2013/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:43:40 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1454

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Carine Roitfeld http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/24/carine-roitfeld/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/24/carine-roitfeld/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:15:14 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1431 Carine on rue de Lappe in Paris during fashion week, September 2012.
Leica M8 + 35mm Summilux-M

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Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Introduction Video http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/01/hedi-slimanes-saint-laurent-introduction-video/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/01/hedi-slimanes-saint-laurent-introduction-video/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:04:30 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1428 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/10/01/hedi-slimanes-saint-laurent-introduction-video/feed/ 0 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/09/19/1423/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/09/19/1423/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:46:30 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1423 Memory, like love, is an act of imagination, an abandonment and a possession.

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Testing Tumblr http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/09/19/testing-tumblr/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/09/19/testing-tumblr/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:44:07 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1421 This month, I’m shooting a lot of film as a project and won’t be able to post much. I will, however, be posting now and then to my Tumblr at notes.rickyopaterny.com.

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http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/when-i-go-home-i-dont-start-a-second-life-its/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/when-i-go-home-i-dont-start-a-second-life-its/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2012 01:02:47 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/when-i-go-home-i-dont-start-a-second-life-its/ When I go home, I don’t start a second life—it’s more of the same. There are no Saturdays or Sundays.

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I love this video http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/i-love-this-video/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/i-love-this-video/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2012 01:57:38 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1417 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/11/i-love-this-video/feed/ 0 Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society – Telegraph http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/08/the-technology-i-like-is-the-american-paperback/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/08/the-technology-i-like-is-the-american-paperback/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:24:59 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/03/08/the-technology-i-like-is-the-american-paperback/ The technology I like is the American paperback edition of Freedom. I can spill water on it and it would still work! So it’s pretty good technology. And what’s more, it will work great 10 years from now. So no wonder the capitalists hate it. It’s a bad business model.

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(via The McSweeney’s Store – How to Beard Yourself Like Brian Wilson poster) http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/28/via-the-mcsweeneys-store-how-to-beard-yourself/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/28/via-the-mcsweeneys-store-how-to-beard-yourself/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:59:09 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/28/via-the-mcsweeneys-store-how-to-beard-yourself/ (via The McSweeney’s Store – How to Beard Yourself Like Brian Wilson poster)

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Courage and criticism http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/05/courage-and-criticism/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/05/courage-and-criticism/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:29:36 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/02/05/courage-and-criticism/

Courage is not a virtue frequently associated with the criticism beat, but it lies near the heart of [Pauline] Kael’s achievement—not because she was unsqueamish about praising and slamming movies (though she was) but because, from the time she wrote her first review until the moment she retired, in 1991, her authority as a critic relied solely on her own, occasionally whimsical taste.

Pauline Kael, Film Critic, Contrarian : The New Yorker

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Gertrude Stein http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/01/29/no-one-is-ahead-of-his-time/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/01/29/no-one-is-ahead-of-his-time/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:12:45 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/01/29/no-one-is-ahead-of-his-time/ No one is ahead of his time.

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Visualizing President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/01/24/visualizing-president-obamas-2012-state-of-the-union/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2012/01/24/visualizing-president-obamas-2012-state-of-the-union/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:56:34 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1291 Here is the speech’s full text, and here is a Wordle.

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Charlie Brown by Loud Crow http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/26/charlie-brown-by-loud-crow/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/26/charlie-brown-by-loud-crow/#respond Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:37:38 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/26/charlie-brown-by-loud-crow/ 20111126-135952.jpg

The Charlie Brown Christmas app from Loud Crow is the best thing I’ve seen on the iPad in a while. It’s surprising, beautiful, and absolutely delightful for what it is. Along with Aweditorium, it’s one of the few apps that makes a tablet feel like a special device and not simply a repackaged version of the PC.

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Real books are physical objects http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/24/real-books-are-physical-objects/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/24/real-books-are-physical-objects/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:29:50 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/24/real-books-are-physical-objects/ The reproduction has been done painstakingly, and conjures up an almost tactile sense of the handmade original. A mourner is always searching for traces of the lost one, and traces of that scrapbook’s physicality—bits of handwriting, stamps, stains—add testimonial force: this person existed.
The poet Anne Carson’s “Nox,” review : The New Yorker

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The sketchbook of Susan Kare http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-sketchbook-of-susan-kare-the-artist-who-gave-computing-a-human-face-neurotribes/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-sketchbook-of-susan-kare-the-artist-who-gave-computing-a-human-face-neurotribes/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:44:19 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-sketchbook-of-susan-kare-the-artist-who-gave-computing-a-human-face-neurotribes/

Kare’s first assignment was developing fonts for the Mac OS. At the time, digital typefaces were monospaced, meaning that both a narrow I and a broad M were wedged into the same bitmapped real estate — a vestigial legacy of the way that a typewriter platen advances, one space at a time.

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

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The lost interview http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-lost-interview/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-lost-interview/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:30:03 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/the-lost-interview/

I went to the theater to see this lost interview with Steve Jobs from 1995 that was originally shot for Triumph of the Nerds and came away from it inspired. Because what other executive in Silicon Valley would ever cite Picasso and Thoreau? And that he did makes me believe that, perhaps, there’s a place in the Valley for someone like me.
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Jobs ‘The Lost Interview’ Teaser – YouTube

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How can I find more videos like this one? http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/how-can-i-find-more-videos-like-this-one-2/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/how-can-i-find-more-videos-like-this-one-2/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2011 02:23:12 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/how-can-i-find-more-videos-like-this-one-2/

Weile. By Thomas Schweigert from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

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Erin McKeown and the problem with streaming music http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/erin-mckeown-and-the-problem-with-streaming-music/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/erin-mckeown-and-the-problem-with-streaming-music/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:16:09 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/23/erin-mckeown-and-the-problem-with-streaming-music/

To make the monthly minimum wage of $1,160, a musician needed to sell 143 self-pressed compact discs. To make that from Spotify, they would need people to stream their songs more than 4 million times — not humanly possible unless you happen to be Lady Gaga.

Is my passion for Spotify destroying the musicians I love? – San Jose Mercury News

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The old Banana Republic store facade http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/22/the-old-banana-republic-store-facade/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/22/the-old-banana-republic-store-facade/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:39:56 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/22/the-old-banana-republic-store-facade/
One of my favorite things about going to Stanford Shopping Center when I was a kid was seeing the old Banana Republic store.
Store info and other Republic Business | Abandoned Republic

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A few photos from the Occupy movement http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/20/a-few-photos-from-the-occupy-movement/ http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/2011/11/20/a-few-photos-from-the-occupy-movement/#respond Mon, 21 Nov 2011 03:16:50 +0000 http://rickyopaterny.com/blog/?p=1249 Taken with my Leica M8 and 40mm Leica Summicron-C. I’ll be adding more photos soon.

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