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 21
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Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener, September 2011. Photographer unknown.

Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener, September 2011. Photographer unknown.

Sep 17
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Tony Robbins, fire walking, c. 1984. Published in Rolling Stone, Issue No. 429, August 30th 1984. Photo by Aaron Rapoport.

Tony Robbins, fire walking, c. 1984. Published in Rolling Stone, Issue No. 429, August 30th 1984. Photo by Aaron Rapoport.

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Giorgione/Titian, Sleeping Venus (c. 1508/10).

Giorgione/Titian, Sleeping Venus (c. 1508/10).

Sep 15
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From An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakespeare by Rev. Samuel Ayscough (Thomas Tegg London/Cheapside, 1827).

From An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakespeare by Rev. Samuel Ayscough (Thomas Tegg London/Cheapside, 1827).

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Katarina Schmidl, A Nice Piece of Austria (2002). Red-and-white striped straws, polyester.

Katarina Schmidl, A Nice Piece of Austria (2002). Red-and-white striped straws, polyester.

Sep 06
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sholem:

Lurking 218 - September 5 2011Compressed charcoal and white conte on paper 

sholem:

Lurking 218 - September 5 2011
Compressed charcoal and white conte on paper 

Sep 05
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Jane Fonda in On Golden Pond (1981). Photographed by Billy Williams, directed by Mark Rydell.

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Actor H. A. Saintsbury as Iachimo/Giacomo in William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. On the reverse is printed “Queen’s Theatre, Manchester.” Photograph by Percy Guttenberg, c. 1906.

Actor H. A. Saintsbury as Iachimo/Giacomo in William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. On the reverse is printed “Queen’s Theatre, Manchester.” Photograph by Percy Guttenberg, c. 1906.

Sep 04
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Erykah Badu performing Baduizm at the Rock the Bells festival. September 3, 2011, Governors Island, New York. Photo by Karsten Moran.

Erykah Badu performing Baduizm at the Rock the Bells festival. September 3, 2011, Governors Island, New York. Photo by Karsten Moran.

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From Roddy McDowall’s silent home movies, summer 1965.