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by FFWD Staff
The catwalk is where the fashion industry comes together and months of preparation explode into a 15-minute escapade where careers are made or broken. This is especially true during New York's infamous Fashion Week.
Documenting the ramps of the New York fashiulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lucian Perkins focuses on the mayhem known as Fashion Week in his new book, Runway Madness (Chronicle). A surprisingly candid view of some of the world's top models, designers, journalists and celebrities, Runway Madness is a fascinating collection examining the bump and grind of the fashion industry. Quotes from fashion insiders punctuate the images, while Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan provides a brief explanation of each image in the final pages of the book.
Never getting hung up on beauty, Runway Madness is an experience in high fashion.
Web kills stick figures
Stick figures appear to be dying at an alarming rate on the Internet recently, with several new sites being created for the sole purpose of murdering the scrawny animations. As the Stick Fighters Fun Fatalities homepage states: "...you have entered the scum of the 'Net, a world of gore, and place that is pretty cool...."
Most of the sites feature short animated videos showing stick figure deaths by a wide range of causes - from your standard weapons (axe, saw, gun) to the odd and unusual (UFO, trampoline, fart, booger, boomerang, Viagra, woodchipper, etc.). Many of the creators, such as Jonah of Jonah's Stick Figure Death Theatre, encourage visitors to submit their own animations.
The Web also has a few spinoff sites inspired by the disturbing trend, such as Revenge of the Stick Figures, which has videos of the sticks killing the humans, and Stuff I Drew in Class, a student's cartoons "based on less-than-pleasant-experiences with a certain someone in a certain class...."
Check out the above sites (in order of mention) at:
Win passes to PanCanadian Wordfest's Kick-off Cabaret, Thursday, October 15 at the Uptown Stage and Screen. To enter, just drop by the Fast Forward booth at the Word on the Street festival in Eau Claire Market this Sunday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.
Win a double guest pass to the advance screening of Lolita starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith. The controversial film is called a "tragicomedy of obsession - the hilarious, disturbing, suspenseful and profoundly moving story of a forbidden love affair and its shattering consequences." Screening will be held on Wednesday, September 30. See the ad in this issue for details on how to win passes.
Pleiades Theatre is giving away another five pairs of tickets to the Saturday, Speptember 19 presentation of Dangerous Obsession. To win, just bring a donation to the food bank to the Fast Forward office.
Fast Forward also has passes to Permanent Midnight starring Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley and Janeane Garofalo. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 1. See the ad in this issue for details on how to win.
Win tickets to see Colin Linden at the Kaos Jazz and Blues Bistro on Friday, October 1. The prize package includes dinner and tickets for two plus a "healthy" bar tab! See the ad in this issue for details on how to win.
Cellar door is giving away tickets to their play, The Mythical Man for Wednesday, September 30. Drop by with a food donation and win yourself a pair of tickets.
We start giving away free stuff on Fridays unless otherwise noted. Only people who have not won (excluding movie passes) within the last four issues are eligible. Office hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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