242 posts from February 2015
This post on deteriorated daguerreotypes from the studio of the celebrated early photographer Matthew Brady is mesmerizing. Some of the images have taken on a raw beauty while others—like the portrait of Dolly Madison, above center—have disappeared. As the author of the post notes, daguerreotypes are subject to change and decay...like the people in them.
It's a great picture, but it's a greater animated gif. Wicked Gay Blog never disappoints.
Leonard Nimoy, an absolute TV icon thanks to his “Spock” on Star Trek (1966—1969) and his hosting duties on In Search of...(1977—1982), has died at 83 as the result of COPD. Nimoy's final tweet was poignant: