Monthly Archives: August 2019

Plex Drops a Bomb

Back in the mists of time (i.e. 2006), I installed a home cinema setup here: a Denon AVR with 7.1 audio, B&W speakers, and a Bluray player connected to the TV. After four years of service, I began to wonder … Continue reading

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Erwin Olaf: I Am

My blog post about the photographer Jimmy Nelson reminded me to write a post about another photographer whose work I really like: Erwin Olaf. There’s recently been a major exhibition of his work in two museums in The Hague, and … Continue reading

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Carmina Burana

I was revisiting an old post of mine about a strange version of Carmen, and discovered that there’s a sequel that is perhaps even more weird: Carmina Burana – as you’ve definitely never seen it before…

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Homage to Humanity

While I was in Deventer at the book market, I popped into Deventer’s largest bookshop to check out the new book by photographer Jimmy Nelson: Homage to Humanity. I already have a copy of his previous book Before They Pass … Continue reading

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The Deventer Book Market

The first Sunday in August sees a book market set up its stalls for one day of trading in the Dutch town of Deventer. This year marked the 31st time the book market has been held, and there were more … Continue reading

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