A taste miscellany by David Balzer, Toronto-based fiction writer and critic. Email me at davidkbalzer at gmail dot com. Go to my website. Ask me a question.
Sep 20
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Sep 17
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Performer Liz Peterson reads from “The Mask” at the May 11, 2012 launch party for the short-story collection Contrivances by David Balzer. Venue: The White House Studio Project, Toronto. Video: Basil AlZeri.

Jun 09
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Hi all,

I haven’t Tumblr’ed in a while as I’ve been busy launching my new short-fiction collection, Contrivances. As a result, I’ve migrated to a new Tumblr I’ve called MELODRAMZ, at contrivances.tumblr.com—where I’ll be posting much more frequently. I encourage you to follow me there! xo, D.

Dec 28
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Glenda Jackson and Helmut Berger in The Romantic Englishwoman (1975). Photographed by Gerry Fisher, directed by Joseph Losey. Via What I Watched Last Night.

Glenda Jackson and Helmut Berger in The Romantic Englishwoman (1975). Photographed by Gerry Fisher, directed by Joseph Losey. Via What I Watched Last Night.

Dec 23
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fruitpizza:

1970s “Season’s Greetings from Ardent Records”

fruitpizza:

1970s “Season’s Greetings from Ardent Records”

(Source: thatbirch, via bigstarblog)

Oct 03
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Pablo Picasso, Death of Harlequin (1905). Gouache over charcoal on cardboard.

Pablo Picasso, Death of Harlequin (1905). Gouache over charcoal on cardboard.

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vintagegal:

Clark Gable Mask, Venice Beach, 1937. Photographer unknown.

vintagegal:

Clark Gable Mask, Venice Beach, 1937. Photographer unknown.

(via oldfilmsflicker)

Sep 22
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Clark Gable in the trailer for Mogambo (1953). Photographed by Robert Surtees and Freddie Young, directed by John Ford.

Clark Gable in the trailer for Mogambo (1953). Photographed by Robert Surtees and Freddie Young, directed by John Ford.

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Jonas Mekas, Caroline, Atlantic Ocean at Montauk (1972). Photograph/still.

Jonas Mekas, Caroline, Atlantic Ocean at Montauk (1972). Photograph/still.

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Sky Glabush, Harlequin (2011). Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and MKG 127.

Sky Glabush, Harlequin (2011). Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and MKG 127.