The feature of my blog that you told me most often that you missed is this one, my weekly roundup of blog posts I liked. That tickles me no end. I love a good blog post, and I love sharing them — and I love seeing you in the comments of blogs I introduced to you.
And now, this week’s blog posts:
Playing moneyball might get you more wins. But as Ken Levine laments his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers’ loss in the World Series, he believes it sucks the humanity out of the game and the fan experience. Read Open letter from a Dodger fan
Kodak still makes a lot of kinds of film, and Josh Solomon over at (the terrific) Casual Photophile gives a mini-review of each one. Read A Quick Guide to Kodak Film and When to Shoot Each One
I’m a sucker for old cemeteries, so when Heide shared photos of a lush, sprawling old one in Paris it was a foregone conclusion I’d share it with you. Read Paris’ most famous cemetery
I’ve decided to stop sharing camera reviews here. As old cameras and film photography have become so much more popular in the last couple years, the number of people writing reviews has mushroomed. I can’t keep up! So I’m going to stop trying.
But I’m adding a new feature to this roundup. When I find an especially stellar article in a mainstream publication, I’ll share it here. It won’t happen every week; the bar is pretty high to be included here. But one article cleared that bar this week:
Writing for The New York Times, Orhan Pamuk shares the wonderful photographs Ara Guler made in Istanbul in the 1950s. These black-and-white images of Istanbul’s back streets and everyday people tell a good story of life in that city at that time. Read I Like Your Photographs Because They Are Beautiful