I‘ve a habit of examining photos for the little things in the background. While browsing through the recent issue of Rolling Stone (with the John Lennon cover story) I paused to take a closer look at an Annie Leibovitz photo – one I’d seen before, but in a ever-so-slightly edited form. The photograph was taken at The Dakota, December 8, 1980, the afternoon of the day John died. John sits on a white stuffed chair in the “Morning Room” of his and Yoko Ono’s apartment. John’s arms are stretched out over the back of the chair; an end table to the left holds a pile of newspapers. A glass bowl (an ashtray?) sits atop the pile, and peeking out from under the bowl is a copy of the December 1st, 1980 issue of The New Yorker. There’s not a lot of James Stevenson’s cover visible, just the final “R” of “YORKER” and a fallen leaf on the ground.
“Tell Your Friends” is a weekly comedy show on Manhattan’s Lower East Side ( Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St., corner of Allen St.) On January 25, 2011 Emily Flake along with Michael Kupperman (and others) will be on stage. Andy Friedman aka Larry Hat, cartoonist and illustrator, will wear his muscian’s hat. All the info here.
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From the blog The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent., January 18, 2011, this review of Bruce Eric Kaplan’s collection, I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry (Simon & Schuster, 2010).