Finding Nighthawks: Nearly seventy years after Edward Hopper finished what would become one of the icons
of American art, Jeremiah Moss went in search of
the diner that inspired it.
posted by scody
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Father of the Anthora, dead at 87.
Known to people outside of New York mostly from Law and Order episodes, the Anthora
is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city, the blue and white paper coffee cup with a Greek design and "We are happy to serve you" written on the side. "The Anthora seems to have been here forever, as if bestowed by the gods at the city’s creation. But in fact, it was created by man — one man in particular, a refugee from Nazi Europe named Leslie Buck. " For use outside of NYC, you can order the paper version in bulk
or get a ceramic replica from MOMA
posted by octothorpe
on Apr 30, 2010 -