Elvis performs at 3rd grader’s birthday party. Even some of their moms were not born when he died in 1977. After the show, in the kitchen, Elvis talked about his career. He said he was a professional wrestler for awhile. Elvis would be matched up in the ring against the Honky Tonk Man, mano a mano and sideburn a sideburn. Mayhem ensued. This party, by contrast, was peaceful.
Toothbrushes and toys left by migrants at the foot of a US border wall: one of the amazing images in our Borderland magazine, inspired by the NPR trip along the US-Mexico border. Find it here: http://n.pr/1otqtoj
Girl Scout Cookies, Samoas, 7 ounces
Serving size: Just one more cookie.
Servings per container: Look, I’m really sorry, O.K.? I know they’re your favorite. I don’t know what happened. I promise I’ll get you some more when I go out later. Just chill out. Jesus.
Take a look at more humorous nutrition facts: http://nyr.kr/1hj5wXP
Photograph: Mark Peterson/Redux
Menu at Sprinkles, a cupcake place in NYC, includes the “doggie cupcake” and also a “frosting shot,” pure frosting “without any cake to get in the way.”
This week, this collection of stories from the Borderland becomes the basis for a “magazine,” a short e-book featuring the amazing photos and videos of Kainaz Amaria. I’ve seen the early drafts: when you see it, you will want to leave your device out on the coffee table so your guests can browse it.
Marfa,Texas, early evening. I came across the photo just after filing the final installment of the Borderland series - the broadcast is tomorrow, on Tijuana, and features fish tacos, a 55-foot-tall naked woman, a glass skyscraper, and the idea of a “border citizen.” You get no passport for being one, but for many on the US-Mexico boundary, it’s a state of mind.
St. Elias lighthouse was lighted in 1916 on Kayak Island, southeast of Cordova. This is its original lens now housed in the Cordova Museum. It was automated in 1974 and it is now solar-powered.