links for 2009-06-21

  • "When the FBI investigated the landmark 1972 porno movie 'Deep Throat,' the case touched the highest levels of the FBI, even its second-in-command W. Mark Felt, the shadowy Watergate informant whose 'Deep Throat' alias was taken from the movie's title.

    The FBI documents newly released to The Associated Press reveal the bureau's sprawling and ultimately vain attempt to stop the spread of a movie some saw as the victory of a cultural and sexual revolution and others saw as simply decadent."

  • "The Brooklyn Museum’s archaeological expedition to the Precinct of Mut at South Karnak took to the field again in January-March 2008. The season’s work is chronicled in words and pictures in the 2008 Dig Diary on the museum’s website. The photographs presented here offer a glimpse beyond the Precinct. Photos and commentary are both by Mary McKercher, photographer for the Mut Expedition.

    One of the most wonderful things about Egypt is the light: the strong golds and reds of dawn and sunset, the sharp shadows of mid-morning and afternoon, and even the blaze of the sun at noon are a photographer’s dream. Many of the photos here owe their interest to the quality of the light."