Sunday, October 29, 2006

But, seriously foks - Midwest Midterm Midtacular

Special election coverage by "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in the nation's most hotly contested swing state (Oh!-way-to-go-HIO), starts Monday October 30 and continues through Thursday, November 2, 2006.

Also, a half-hour election night special airs live from COMEDY CENTRAL's World News Headquarters in New York City with up-to-the-minute results of the day's races from across the country.

On Tuesday, November 7th, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Indecision 2006 Election Night" premieres at 11:00 p.m. ET.

And, "The Colbert Report" goes live with its own half-hour election night special to The Nation on Tuesday, November 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Visit for more details

(from The Nocturnes NightNews feed)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A title no Nocturne should be without . . .

"Night Gallery: The Complete First Season (1969-1971)" has been released on DVD, to the delight of fans of Rod Serling (who wrote "The Twilight Zone" hit series for CBS in the early 60s).

The pilot episode features the initial work of a young director, Steven Spielberg!

We think it's worth a view - or two.

(from The Nocturnes NightNews feed)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

"Riding the Yellow Trolley Car"

As you know, when we conduct our various activities in the SF Bay area, and elsewhere, we like to give the participants a little background on the specific locale that we are lucky enough to be photographing, exhibiting work of, teaching at, etc. It has to do with a reverence for location - Night Photographers (NPrs) are not the paparazzi! Sorry, Paris (Hilton).

A visit to the "Partners in Preservation" program - - recently
brought home that idea, and we were amazed at how many
of the historic locations - all Bay Area - listed we've
been involved with, over the years. From Angel Island
(where we conduct our Annual Photo Camp) to St. Peter's
Chapel, on Mare Island, the Berkeley City Club (we are
offering a first-ever NPy course on the Berkeley
Campus, this fall), and of course the historic F-line
Streetcars, which I have photographed extensively over
the past ten+ years - all our potential recipients for
a grant from the sponsors of this program. Other sites
(sights) we have photographed over the years, and
therefore honor, include Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Station, the Haas Lilienthal House in SF, and South
Murphy Windmill and Spreckel Temple of Music (the
'Bandshell'), in Golden Gate Park.

If you love the Bay Area and its rich historical,
artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage, you
have chance to help these various sites, by casting
your vote for your favorite Bay Area landmark. A $1
million grant is at stake!

Thru October 31, you can vote once-a-day for the sites
you care about. Go to

We'll not state any preferences here - we love them
(Note: "Riding the Yellow Trolley Car" is the name given to William Kennedy's collection of essays, interviews, and reviews - in it, he equates an elusive yellow trolley car with the slippery road to writing fiction - or any creative endeavor.)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Paris la Nuit

Photo: Ed Alcock for The New York Times

This article, from the New York Times Travel Dispatch, features an audio/slide show of "Paris Under the Stars" -

You will probably have to sign up with the online Times - it's free, tho.'

(from The Nocturnes NightNews feed)