Norman Buckley
"A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Norman Buckley


The Best TV Show Is Being Remastered and Rebroadcast in HD

"The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life, its literary ambitions, and its uncommonly deep exploration of social and political themes. If you haven’t yet seen it, than fear not; HBO plans on rebroadcasting the entire series remastered, starting September 4."

We call it a desert, but it’s a crematorium. The mesas, all of it, fallout from a volcano that exploded a million and a half years ago. Someday it will detonate again and everything you see will be buried. Just a question of time.

Everything about MANHATTAN is compelling.


#DavidLynch #CatchingTheBigFish #cinema

Spencer Hastings takes Labor Day very seriously.

The Master, by residing in the Tao,
sets an example for all beings.

Because he doesn’t display himself,
people can see his light.

Because he has nothing to prove,
people can trust his words.

Because he doesn’t know who he is,
people recognize themselves in him.

Because he has no goal in mind,
everything he does succeeds.

—Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

Guy Pene du Bois is another painter who has inspired my own work, particularly when I was shooting GOSSIP GIRL. 

Instead of being impure men, they are very pure mannequins. …One certainly paid a penalty for pleasures. But when that had passed… memories flowed. Like any experience for which one has had to pay and paid, in its full glory. It is impossible to say as much for the unpunishing purities of the escapist.” 

― Guy Pène du Bois


it’s that time of year

In Honor of Labor Day



The following is an inspiring short story from The Woman Behind the New Deal, the biography of Frances Perkins. Perkins was the first female labor secretary. She served under FDR and is behind many important labor reforms including minimum wage, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws,…


Lewis Hine, Girl worker in Carolina Cotton Mill, 1908

Photographer Lewis Hine is synonymous with child labor laws and worker reform. Take some time this Labor Day to browse through his collection of images in the Library of Congress, and celebrate the long battle for workers rights that continue today, and increasingly it seems in our public schools.


Happy Labor Day!


A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.


Happy Labor Day!


In honor of Labor Day, a powerful image by photographer Dorothea Lange

[Dorothea Lange. Kern County, California. 1938]