Category Archives: Politics

Flag Day 2017

Protest is patriotic. I’ve resisted absorbing that the incompetent-in-chief was born on Flag Day. No patriot, he. If our system works as designed (and if the members of the majority party in Congress grow a collective backbone–so far, no profiles … Continue reading

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The Man (Unfortunately) Is (Now) the Message

Academy Award winning-director (“Citzenfour”) Laura Poitras’s complicated new documentary “Risk,” is a seemingly all-access portrait of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the media organization he founded in 2006. The film, shot over six years, beginning in 2010, premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, … Continue reading

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Immigrants Are Welcome Here, But Not NotMyPresident

Demonstrators along the West Side Highway in midtown unwelcomed Trump back to the town where he was resoundingly defeated in the 2016 election (in Manhattan, 64,929 to Clinton’s 579,013). As the motorcade passed, the crowd ferociously chanted, “New York hates you,” … Continue reading

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May Day, Foley Square, New York (Sanctuary) City

May Day, a celebration of workers’ dignity, rights, and strength, originated in 1886 in Chicago, part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. In the Untied States, the international workers’ holiday has become a crucial part of the immigrant … Continue reading

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Found (One 120 Chrome) and Hopefully Lost (the Man in the Photo): Archaeology in the Flat Files*

I photographed a much younger, pre-Factor Bill O’Reilly, on the set of Inside Edition, publicity images for the then-new show. He was more cooperative, had budgeted more time, than his co-hosts (a typically perky blonde woman and a handsome African American man). He … Continue reading

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Working to Bend the Arc*

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 49 years ago today in Memphis, where he’d gone to support the striking sanitation workers. Today on the damp steps of City Hall, at the 11th Annual NYC Equal Pay Day rally, all of … Continue reading

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Paris Is Still Burning

Glorious artistic expression (21st Century voguing) and grassroots activism, are the joined forces driving New York’s contemporary LGBTQ black and Latino underground House/Ballroom scene.  Twenty-seven years after Jennie Livingston‘s seminal documentary “Paris Is Burning,” Swedish, NYC-based visual artist and documentary filmmaker Sara Jordenö’s exuberant and … Continue reading

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