new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

hitch fry

stephen fry and friends on the life, loves and hates of christopher hitchens at intelligence squared.

the video description:

in this historic event, stephen fry and other friends of christopher hitchens came together to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. fry was joined on stage at the southbank centre's royal festival hall by richard dawkins and the two discussed hitch's unflinching commitment to the truth. hollywood actor sean penn was beamed in from la by google+ and, between cigarette puffs, read from hitch's acclaimed work, the trial of henry kissinger. five friends of hitch spoke via satellite in new york: satirist christopher buckley and editor lewis lapham mused on hitch's prowess as a journalist. 'like a pot of gold', said lapham. martin amis, salman rushdie and james fenton delighted the audience with stories of hitchens as a young man. rushdie drew roars of laughter when he recounted a word game invented by amis and hitchens where the word 'love' is replaced with 'hysterical sex'. particular favourites included hysterical sex in the time of cholera and hysterical sex is all you need.

watching the event with hitch at his bedside in texas, hitch's wife carol and novelist ian mcewan provided an email commentary. 'his rolls royce mind is still purring beautifully', typed mcewan.

the event was watched live by 2500 at the venue, and by thousands more in uk cinemas and online.

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