Things that inspire us

Brianna Capozzi

John Xiniwe and Albert Jonas, London Stereoscopic Company studios, 1891. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Black Chronicles II, a new exhibitionexploring black presences in 19th and early 20th-century Britain, through the prism of studio portraiture 

There’s nothing a certain type of record collector likes better than finding a stack of 78s on the Paramount label. Between 1917 and 1932, the label, which was one of several run by a furniture company in Grafton, Wisconsin, released thousands of records, but its real accomplishment was recording some of the greatest early blues and jazz performers. Jack White’s Third Man Records has joined with the reissue label Revenant to release the first of two packages documenting the label, with 800 songs from the label’s first ten years on a USB drive packed, with several books and packages of graphics, in a hand-made, velvet-upholstered oak box.  Ed Ward has the story today.
Photo by Dana (distortion) Yavin via Brooklyn Vegan

Lil’ Stevie Wonder

Nicole Sofía (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - Cosmético, 2014     Digital Photography, Painting

The Doors keep an eye on the workmen fitting up their billboard (1967)

Last month the San Francisco International Film Festival hosted the world premiere ofHeaven Adores You, a new documentary about the life and work of Elliot Smith.