Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Taking Selfies But Were Afraid to Ask

Aanand Prasad, pictured above, has written an amusing — and exhaustive — guide to taking selfies: Do you ever hate how you look in photos taken by other people? That’s because other people have no clue how to make you look good. But you can very easily learn how. Selfies have been a positive force […]

The View from Campus: Looking South on Amsterdam

Here’s an iPhone photo I snapped yesterday that I think illustrates the early evening feel around the Columbia campus. I took this at about 6:30 p.m. from a pedestrian overpass that connects the 116th street campus to the Law School, looking south on Amsterdam. The sun had gone down, the temperature was falling, and folks […]

Off topic: My Favorite Bangkok Sunset Photos

Photographic cliché or not, I am a sucker for sunsets. I often post Bangkok sunset pics to my Instagram feed (I’m @newley). And I just realized I’ve snapped many such images over the last year or so. Here are some of my faves. All images were taken with an iPod Touch or an iPhone 3GS, […]

Around the web: August 25th to August 30th

Some links that have caught my eye of late: Facebook Exodus [NYTimes.com] — "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever…" Bumpy Pitch — retro US soccer shirts. — Very cool. Love the Beth Steel FC tee, especially. The Chart of Fantasy Art [The Publisher Files] […]

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

Google’s new LIFE photo archive is an impressive online collection of recently-digitized images dating back to the 1750s. A search for “1975,” the year I was born, yields some interesting results. Some notable TIME covers from 33 years ago that prove there’s nothing new under the sun: “Can Capitalism Survive?” (see: the global money crisis) […]

“No helmet? No problem!”

Thanks to the eagle-eyed KB for discovering that a photo I took here in Bangkok in October, 2006 has made its way into an Internet meme ((Related newley.com post: “My Buddy Lands a Deer — A Mile Offshore“; verification at Snopes.com: “Deerly Departed.”)) featuring funny photos of motorcycles and motorcyclists. Above is the image. Someone […]