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Tuesday May 24, 2011 11:50 am

As fashion magazine issue themes go, hedonism is more than a touch superfluous. Luxury entreaties of every stripe from designer denim to drink greet readers at the turn of nearly every page. If that isn’t an explicit come-hither invitation to indulge wherever and whenever a two-inch mirror in a club toilet type opportunity presents itself, then I don’t know what is. 

Monday May 23, 2011 10:20 am

The parting shot of Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining focuses on a 1921 portrait of the Overlook Hotel’s staff that includes a beaming Jack Torrance memorably played by Jack Nicholson. This photographic sleight of hand is an unsettling coda that suggest Jack’s terror was not limited to the episode chronicled in Kubrick’s masterpiece. 

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