Wikipedia tells us that Anthrocon is the world's largest furry convention. Which implies there are others. Indeed, what you thought was a curious fetish among a few lonely 14-year-olds who watch a lot of anime, in fact has enough of a fan base to necessitate conventions.
The NYTimes takes (yet another) look at Weegee's stomping grounds:
Weegee captured night in New York back when it was lonely and desolate and scary. . . He once said he wanted to show that in New York 10 ½ million people lived together in a state of total loneliness.
Soho Photo Gallery of New York City is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Alternative Processes Competition. Forms of alternative process prints include (but are not limited to): Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Tintype, Bromoil, Platinum, Palladium, and Polaroid© image transfer. Digital prints, c-prints and silver prints are not eligible.
Slate is offering free political ringtones.
Pittsburgh's Girl Talk, is offering his new album at a name-your-own-price on his label's Web site, www.illegalart.net.
If you're tired of typing so much, you may want be happy to hear that you can now access the blog without the blogspot.
If you'd like to lend a hand, you can plaster this poster for Monday's birthday concert, you know, everywhere.
Free and Legal Downloads:
Today's downloads are from the fine blog Mystic Chords of Memory.
Against Me! - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Venue Unknown; Manchester, TN June 14th, 2008
Ben Folds - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Venue Unknown; Manchester, TN June 14th, 2008
Iron & Wine - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Venue Unknown; Manchester, TN June 14th , 2008