Fight Club and the Disenchanted Middle Class

fight clubIn the “Afterword” to the book, which I can’t believe I am just now reading (I’ve read and enjoyed others of his, and this was one of my favorite movies of all time), Palahniuk talks about the making of the book and the environment leading up to its creation.  Specifically, he says in part: Continue reading

Ciao bella!

Have you ever seen this picture?  This unstaged photo was taken in 1951, 60 years ago this month, in Florence, Italy.  The title is “American Girl in Italy” and, while iconic, there has long been controversy over whether it was staged.  The photographer and its subject have always sworn that it was not.  And I, for one, believe them.  Continue reading