Monday, August 26, 2013

Rebecca Solnit & Rebecca Snedeker Unfathomable CIty - A New Orleans Atlas

I am not sure how Rebecca Solnit manages to turn out so much work or such uniformly high quality. But she does. And I am grateful. This forthcoming atlas of New Orleans promises to be provocative and beautiful. You can find publication details here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Distance - A View

“I don’t get up close and cuddly with my subjects. I didn’t follow these people home. It’s not a documentary.  . . . I think it’s all an illusion; That there’s a perfect rapport established in the best work is false.”~ Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Business Insider Scandallized to Discover Sexism in Fashion Advertising

It seems from this report that the nice folks at Business Insider are simply shocked! ... and, of course, appropriately dismayed . . . to discover that purveyors of fashion are sexist. Apparently, the purveyors depict male and female models differently, even when advertising the same item of clothing. In this instance, the offending company, of course, is American Apparel.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Unions and Socialists: The Folks who Brought you ... the 1963 March On Washington

Where did all those people come from? As part of my ongoing effort here to resist sanitized depictions of American political history, let's recall that the March on Washington, yeah the event where MLK gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, was brought to you by trade unions and socialists.

My LEGO Wizard

This is August, my LEGO wizard, with his latest creation. He is 7, the set is rated for 16+ and we figured it would take him forever to build. The things has 1334 pieces to it.  So, I'm not hear to brag (at least not totally) but to wonder how I can afford to keep the boy in colorful plastic pieces.

Being Here ~ Radhika Philip

This new book consists of interviews Radhika Philip has done with jazz musicians in NYC. Her aim is to explore the creative processes and practices that inform improvisation rather than to compile endearing anecdotes.