Swiss freelance architect and image creator Philipp Schaerer:
Michael Haneke's austere pre-WWI punishment drama, The White Ribbon has won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The other winners are:
Special Lifetime Achievement Prize - Alain Resnais (who had the film Les Herbes Folles in competition)
Best Actor - Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds
Best Actress - Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist
Director - Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay
Scenario (Best Screenplay) - Spring Fever (Lou Ye)
Jury Prize - tie, Thirst (Park Chan-Wook) / Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
Camera d'Or - Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton)
Short Film - "Arena"
Grand Prix (second prize)- Un Prophete (Jacques Audiard)
Feltidermy by Girl Savage:
Jay Bennett (Wilco), RIP
Barry Graham is doing a Free Book Giveaway
"You are starting to understand or read the text how the text wants to be read or how you want to read the text in this moment. But meaning is being made, however it is being made. And the meaning is this: This sausage, in the hand? This drunken morning is blue?"
"Footnotes for What is Happening Somewhere"
Jacob Rolfe is Skywhale: