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Swabian-Alemannic Fasnacht was originally a pagan festival meant to herald the end of winter. Today, it’s a pre-Lenten holiday, co-opted by Catholicism. Photo by Anne-Sophie Stolz. Advertisements

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This collection of old Vanity Fair ‘My Desk’ spreads featuring the desks of Lorne Michaels, Trey Parker (pictured above), Aaron Sorkin, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and a host of others (including Martha Stewart’s surprisingly bland desk) is a fun way to waste a few minutes. In particular, Lorne’s office is so packed with monumental bits of […]

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From my new favorite photoblog of the moment, the amazing Bill’s Long Way Home, where Bill Lucas (Chris’s dad) shares photos from his long journey back from Vietnam: Tank Girl, Jordan (image 2 of 2) | 1970 Taken in 1970, the two pictures around the destroyed artillery track were taken more for fun rather than any […]

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2010 IN PICTURES: A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Crude oil flowed from a hole in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank on April 20th, […]

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2010 IN PICTURES: A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Crude oil flowed from a hole in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank on April 20th, […]

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