Monthly Archives: April 2012

Unrestricting the Normative

Weegee, Youth is always beautiful, ca. 1945 Weegee, Girls at the bar, ca. 1946 Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1938

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Left Holding the Baby

According to the English saying, if you have been “left holding the baby,” then you’ve been deserted and left with a responsibility that would ideally be shared. It is similar to the American expression, “left holding the bag,” which also … Continue reading

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Long Live the Books!

For some people, a book is a prehistoric artifact that smells bad (if you have ever wondered why they smell) and that has quickly been replaced by anonymous and insipid screens. For others, books still hold an important space whereas … Continue reading

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“The world’s most human race”

Today, the thirty-second London marathon will be run by over 30,000 people from across the globe, making it one of the biggest annual running events in the world. To date, it has raised over £450 million for charity and has … Continue reading

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Revolutions (33, 45, and 78): USSR in Construction (1935)

Records have to be made to satisfy the most varied demands and tastes of Soviet users. Some people like opera and classical music, others prefer concert solos, others again demand dance music. Collective farmers from the Ukraine will seek Novi … Continue reading

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P U T T H E N E E D L E O N I T

Tomorrow is Record Store Day! Todd Webb, Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets, April 23, 1948 (panel 6 of 8) The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived as a celebration of the unique culture of the independent … Continue reading

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In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, a recent discovery from the Roman Vishniac Archive and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Roman Vishniac, Chaim Simcha Mechlowitz, farmer and tanner, Vysni Apsa, ca. 1935–38 ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International … Continue reading

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