If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie (1962), directed by Jean-Luc Godard
In this week’s issue, Anthony Lane reviews “Finding Vivian Maier,” a documentary about a nanny in Chicago who took photographs as a hobby, and became widely celebrated only after her death: http://nyr.kr/1l17QmU. Take a look at Maier’s work: http://nyr.kr/1l1wyDH
Above: Chicago, 1961. Photograph © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection/Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.
"Longing". Lakshmi Menon by Prabuddha Dasgupta
"I used to have really bad social anxiety. I’d be so afraid of saying something awkward and uninteresting, I’d stand on the perimeter of conversations and not say a thing. Which ironically came across as awkward and uninteresting."
Yves Saint Laurent at work.
A testament to how poorly one human can age
A gem from the archive: read Rebecca Mead’s hilarious, disillusioned, and completely unromantic portrait of the wedding salespeople who want you to get married, now, and in the most expensive way possible: http://nyr.kr/1g9HkqZ