Claire

December 5, 2022

Criterion haul

It's been awhile since I took advantage of a Criterion 50% off sale, but a couple things have happened in recent months/years that made me begin buying physical media again: • HBO Max/Warner Bros. removed/didn't release content; I realized we take streaming content for granted as always being available to us, but it's under threat more...
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November 28, 2022

tks

What I’m grateful for: • thinking & feeling people The thinker-feelers that express things the most profoundly for me are the moviemaking philosophers 🎥 • chosen family A very stylish Taiwanese kid gang from Growing Up (1983) • family • Long, winding conversations, over food Over hot pot, most preferably • 55-70 degree days and sunshin...
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November 21, 2022

the silliest, but also very real, phobia

The Polish film poster for E.T. A lot of things scare me, but the image/thing that has dominated my fearscape the most: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. While not so common in an anecdotal or everyday way, you can find some recounting of the fear online. I relate intensely to what my fellow E.T.-phobics describe: • "I used to have dreams, r...
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November 14, 2022

eulogizing Twitter

Who knows what's going to happen to Twitter. But if it changes into something unrecognizable or goes kaputt entirely, I do want to honor how important it was to me for a ~10-year window of time, and take a snapshot of the public square as I loved it. To do this, I'm going to do what I do best, which is lurk, like, laugh, and learn, and...
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November 7, 2022

30 favorite movie-music moments

In no particular order: 1. Doing it to Death by The Kills > Titane https://youtu.be/X-GkUA_Bzp0, screenshot from hulu 2. Dies Irae > The Shining https://youtu.be/LjLip2FZLuA, screenshot from video; Dies Irae has been used countless times in media and this will always be the best, most spine-chilling use of all time 3. Moonlight by John...
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October 31, 2022

spook rock

3 or 4 Octobers ago, I was at a midnight screening at Spectacle, where they were running through some very special, very campy, low production value horror movies. As we waited for the movie to begin, we realized the music playing was super spooky vibey, but also funky and fun. We asked for some of the songs from the guy manning the ti...
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October 24, 2022

Kwee’s October in photos

Tehe Life finds a way. The last photo: bags of dog poo accumulate on the windshield of this car as week(s) go by. The car doesn’t move from this spot despite weekly street cleaning, and even though poo bags accumulate, parking tickets do not. A mystery! I’m just happy to see dog poo conquering a car (it’s not Ziggy’s poo bags, our bags...
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October 17, 2022

One year in this world

Ziggy at 1 year; Ziggy at just over 3 months The 1-year landmark I genuinely believe, like most dog owners, that my dog is the cutest, best, most perfect dog in the world, but the truth is it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows living with and raising him. At the hardest moments, I've been reassured by other owners that it gets much ...
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October 10, 2022

Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Does this movie "make sense"? If you make some leaps of the imagination! But is it an all-you-can-eat buffet of visuals like no other?? Most certainly!! Here's my 8 reasons: 1. good ole creepy vampiric stuff 2. the horny Fragonard girlies For reference: a famous Jean-Honore Fragonard piece called "The Swing" 3. the ✝✝✝ 4. the landscape...
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October 3, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

Large milkweed bugs, harmless & vibrant 文文, get there at 5pm for one of the five BDSM chickens they make a day ! the sky is so trendy The goblin-dog bestows a rare gift of the sits wet chewie // impatient peter blue bath bliss he’s my best friend, he’s my pal. He’s my homeboy, My rotten soldier. He’s my sweet cheese, My good time boy R...
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September 26, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

A boy and his dog Z meets a snake ! 👑🦋💀😭 Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp Long zucchini boi Thank you to Reid for meeting us at grand central and picking ziggy up from us so we could go straight to radio city to see the one and only lil nas x 😭😭😭😭😭 we stan a man that facilitates our stanning From Genesis ❤🔥 ✋🏻 Put a finger down if you’ve ever be...
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September 19, 2022

Some things about the Royals that aren’t The Crown

In a May 2002 Martin Amis piece about Elizabeth II, he says early on: “As in all matters royal, we are dealing here not with pros and cons, with arguments and counter-arguments; we are dealing with signs and symbols, with fever and magic. ” Whenever there’s a Royal event/headline, I am generally confused by the Royalist supporters, def...
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September 12, 2022

three colors (1993, 1994, 1994)

Three Colors: Blue (1993) Three Colors: White (1994) Three Colors: Red (1994) The Three Colors Trilogy The final masterworks from the Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski Krzysztof Kieślowski died at 54, two years after he announced that Three Colors: Red would be his final movie. It is absolutely astounding to realize he made these m...
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September 5, 2022

Kwee’s week in photos

Z goes boating 🛶 A $5,500 book of the baddest gal Ice scream You scream We all scream For ice scream Determination A cake for every decade 🥲🥲🥲 M’love Giraffe-ic park singlish The Artist // The Art // The Process A puppy-plant Zaddy Discovered that my bestie and I both independently believe the only valid mani is a glittery one The last...
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August 22, 2022

30 photos

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August 15, 2022

mood board for 30

meta angel "its rich ambiguities leave enough room for us to see that the price of freedom depends on what kind of freedom you want...absolute freedom and love are opposites." joy and silliness in all its forms part 1 joy and silliness in all its forms part 2 ROY G BIV gr andope nin And the insight of others
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August 8, 2022

the neverhood

For years, I've been trying to figure out where some strange imagery in my head originally came from: visions of a red-earthy, doughy, empty world undulating in front of a black backdrop. And I'm delighted to say, it finally came to me! What I was beginning to think was a fever dream was actually from a 1996 videogame called the Neverh...
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August 1, 2022

🎡 Xmas in July 🎆

A summer annual tradition for Casa Coles: ! Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks! It is without question my favorite night of the year, and involves 8 essential steps: 1. Getting rocked by a surprisingly wild rollercoaster, The Cyclone. *important* to do this first, before you’ve eaten anything, for Barfy reasons 2. Indigestion via Nath...
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July 25, 2022

kwee's week in photos

PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs I'm becoming a bit of a sudoku fiend, and also a whiz at the Apple photo editing tools this taproot!! proud!!! 2 people I love are engaged ❣❣❣ "can't believe this website is free", as they say I loved Nope. so, so much. a frickin spectacle, layered if you want it to be, straightforward ...
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July 18, 2022

🌊how to keep house while drowning🌊

I came across this Tweet a couple weeks ago: https://twitter.com/Bibliogato/status/1542623256661876739 And it truly called to me! Living and working out of the same space has indeed left me feeling like I am drowning, tidying only to have to tidy even more, enjoying my space for one whole hour before it falls into disrepair again, rins...
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July 11, 2022

ireland

Some highlights from a family trip that had been planned for 2020, but was delayed 3 times. We were finally able to go this past June! castles left to right: Blarney Castle; kissing the Blarney stone (was actually kind of scary, hanging over the edge of the stone with a little grate underneath); the Rock of Cashel (according to legend,...
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May 30, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

Hudson yards King ziggy HeBD MVC ❤❤❤ Fact or Fiction?: Smog Creates Beautiful Sunsets Hangmen A stamp of approval from a heavily-invested person Keith Haring’s last structural piece before his death in 1990, in bronze and white gold: The Life of Christ The Cathedral of St. John the Divine MDW Time for some rhubarb fool Buttdial pano, a...
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May 23, 2022

the graduate

A ceremony 2 years belated…marking what is likely the end of my formal schooling, and the end of my undergrad/grad 🍎Columbia🦁 tenure: A bit rainy & gray Caught on the kiss-cam From where I sat, I could see the windows of my undergrad freshman, sophomore, and junior year dorms 😭😭😭 2022 // 2014 accoutrements 🧙🏻♀ *CLAIRE COMMENCEMENT MAYB...
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May 16, 2022

nathalie djurberg

About 10 years ago, I went to an art exhibit at the Kunsthaus Zürich called “Deftig Barock” (translated as “Riotous Baroque”). The curators placed especially decadent contemporary artists alongside famous baroque pieces to great effect. (Think contemporary artists such as Marilyn Minter, Cindy Sherman, Robert Crumb, Maurizio Cattelan, ...
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May 9, 2022

snippets

Helpers “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."” —Mr. Rogers On Tuesday evening, I went to CVTC's Advocate Certification Ceremony (the 25th!). I had spent the day in a daze, reeling from the news about the Supreme Court's...
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April 25, 2022

earth is the turf

🌎happy earth day 2022🌏 One way I've been trying to work through climate and eco-anxiety is by getting closer to plants, things that grow, soil, leaves, earthworms, bugs. I've been a city girl my entire life, and have never really had much experience with gardens. But I was lucky in 2020/2021 to be staying in a relatively rural place, w...
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April 18, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

fun friend food a rough week for our friend ziggy An ever so brief moment of peace and quiet I started this week as a volunteer Horticulture Partner at the High Line! I’ll be working for a shift each week out in the sun with plants and soil and gardeners in a place that has been my go-to green space in NY 🌱🌲🌿🌾 TROPIC ZONE: THE RAINFORE...
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April 11, 2022

a powerful anti-war ballet from 1932

Screenshots from a 2000 performance by the Joffrey Ballet, staged by Anna Markard (the daughter of Kurt Joos) A mesmerizing, concise, and effective ballet from Kurt Joos, a German choreographer who first staged and performed in this ballet on July 3, 1932. Unfortunately and tragically still relevant 90 years later—to the invasion of Uk...
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April 4, 2022

space is the place (1974)

Seeing this movie was a long time coming, and I finally had the good fortune to see it on the *big screen* at Film Forum. I was aware of Sun Ra and had seen images from the film before. And, based off of these images/references I had seen before, I thought Space is the Place was mainly known for being a fun, shiny, imaginative, and vis...
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March 28, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

Isle of Dogs Baby’s first train ride NY street style: Stella, ring bearer at her peoples’ wedding The piglet + Dominique March birthday bonanza madness HBD Taylor Han PETER !!!!!! 🏹 🎯 🎈 Misc. ヾ( ̄▽ ̄) ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ (⌐■_■) o(*°▽°*)o And sometimes y Georgina Gratrix, "Shape Shifter/Princess" 2019
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