Fashion from 1989....

While searching for an appropriate image for the previous Academy Award post, I found this incredible set of photos by Alan Light from the 61st Academy Awards and Governer's Ball in 1989.

The fashion is just incredible, so I've posted some pics below. But what's also cool is the story of how Alan even ended up at the awards and how he bluffed his way into the ball. Full story here.


How cute is Jodie Foster! How cute is that shade of blue! I love the scrunching and the tail. However, it would be bottom heavy and without any straps I bet it was falling down all night.


You can't really see much but I love the beading and how Goldie Hawn's hair hasn't changed in 20 years!


Total pre-90's cool!


I really don't like this at all. But mostly cause it sort of looks like velvet which I hate!

All photos by Alan Light.

RadioLab: Stochasticity....


I think you will like this particular RadioLab podcast on Stochasticity:

This hour, Radiolab examines Stochasticity, which is just a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness. How big a role does randomness play in our lives? Do we live in a world of magic and meaning or … is it all just chance and happenstance? To tackle this question, we look at the role chance and randomness play in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.


And catch the Stochasticity Bonus Video.

photo credit: flickr/Etherhill

Sound of Music public performance....

How have I not seen this??? This made me want to get up and dance. And it brought the biggest smile to my face. Just watch this performance in the train station: