Last Night’s Dream

My friend Iris is one of the funniest people I know. When she posted a description of a dream she’d had the previous night, I couldn’t get it out of my head. This very, very silly—and slapdash—comic is the result.

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Inside Ellis Island’s Abandoned Detention Center

Ellis Island, dubbed the “Island of Hope,” admitted millions of immigrants to their new lives in a growing and prosperous nation. But there lies a darker side to the primary immigration station from 1892-1924, and no building tells the story better than the Baggage and Dormitory Building.

Built in 1908 specifically as a detention center, it was here many immigrants were detained for reasons such as unsavory political affiliations, or inclusions in the wrong ethnic and religious group. During World War II the building served its darkest purpose - as an internment camp. Hundreds of Americans of Japanese, German, and Italian descent were rounded up each month and detained on the island, where many remained for years.

Not too much of a stretch to imagine Neverwhere's Croup and Vandemar setting up camp here.

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INTERNET FILM SCHOOL

One thing films teach us is that what you imagine happening offscreen can pack a much bigger punch than anything you see, and this scene from ‘Terms of Endearment’ proves it beautifully. We don’t need to watch Debra Winger’s character writhing in pain because her shot is late—Shirley MacLaine’s brilliant portrayal of a frantic mother trying to get help for her daughter does the job all by itself.

Beast Jesus — bodega style.

Beast Jesus — bodega style.

An early-90’s Polaroid from a student film set in the early 1900’s.  I’m the one that’s obviously NOT in period costume.  Shot in a turn-of-the-century carousel that was stunningly beautiful, and I can’t for the life of me remember where it was.

An early-90’s Polaroid from a student film set in the early 1900’s.  I’m the one that’s obviously NOT in period costume.  Shot in a turn-of-the-century carousel that was stunningly beautiful, and I can’t for the life of me remember where it was.