Elliott Erwitt, ‘California Kiss’, 1955.
Ol’ Blue Eyes and The King having a swingin’ time. *gif*
Markus Reugels makes worlds appear in water droplets. He uses high-speed photography to capture the exact moment a droplet frames a planetary backdrop. He places images of the planets in the background and then lets the drop fall, triggering his camera at the correct split-second moment.
Just as New York Times public editor Arthur S. Brisbane is concerned whether his newspaper should print lies or the truth, we here at V.F. looking for reader input on whether and when Vanity Fair should spell “words” correctly in the stories we publish.
One example: the word “maintenance” seems like it should only have one “a” in it. It should be “maintenence,” right? But it’s not. So is it our job as reporters and editors to spell it correctly?
A Mitt Romney cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/vSHypG
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
From Iraq to the Happiest Place on Earth: Times staffer Kimi Yoshino writes about visiting Disneyland — a ho-hum place for a local reporter who once covered the park — through the eyes of her husband and Iraqi friends.
I will never forget the moment walking into Disneyland, watching our friends soak in Main Street for the first time as we approached Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. They were wide-eyed; their mouths open in a constant state of “wow.” All during our trip, I heard the same Arabic word repeated reverently — titshaka — which, in slang translation, is the equivalent of “you’re kidding me” and “awesome.”
We were really here — the Happiest Place on Earth — all together. It was so hard to believe that four years ago, we were all in one of the Unhappiest Places on Earth.
If you feel like tearing up a little bit this morning…
Photo: Layla Alshawi, left, Saif Alnasseri, Sarah Alnasseri, 5, Zeinab Alrubaye visit Disneyland. Credit: Kimi Yoshino / Los Angeles Times
(Source: Los Angeles Times)