Gentrification has corrupted the Bowery. The Mission survives. This bedroom near the New Museum and the Mission awaits the return of its squatter. He had a mother who probably never made him clean up his room. On the other hand, this could be evidence of his rebellion.
Now, why didn’t I have the courage to do this when I could? I guess it’s because I wanted to use words instead of images to change the world. I failed. Stanley Green didn’t.
Very sad. The world will miss his work. To replicate it, if that was possible, a photographer would need to be connected to the universe by strings, like he was. He could feel the beat and see it. I got the feeling from his work that he knew the answers. I wonder if he felt the same way.
So, Donny’s problem is that he doesn’t know what a dumb, ignorant shit he is. And, the same goes for his base. I won’t give them the benefit of the doubt and quantify them as Conservatives. They are at best nationalists, who care for nothing and nobody but themselves. At worse, they are mean spirited, spiteful, narrow minded and unaffected by knowledge, reason or humanity.
When you figure out what Dunning-Kruger disease is you will understand.
In 1955, Fortune Magazine published a piece by Walker Evans entitled, “The Beauty of the Common Tool.” Previously, he had shot portraits of workers at their jobs. This studio work was designed to show the tool, highlighting its shape, form and metallic color. along with its price and manufacturer. Like any glamour picture, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The viewer didn’t need to know the function to appeciate its looks.
Never gave this much thought. Did you?
Not much good to say about where I live. Lots of ill-mannered New Yorker/New Jerseans who rush everywhere, drive madly and think they know it all. Arts and crafts. Cards. Golf. Restaurants, especially early bird specials. Lots of lines, people who talk about grandkids and coupons.
Not a lot of culture, even though we have several museums, nature walks and a plethora of movie theaters. People who watch MSNBC and CNN talk like they have a seat at the table, never mind the ones who watch Fox who control foreign policy. One day in the gym, three televisions had Fox news on, entertaining people on treadmills and stationary bikes.
But, we do have Shelly and his movies. He introduces movies you might not go to see and leads discussions at their conclusion. Always upbeat and tolerant of dumb comments, he increases awareness of cinematic art.
Now, remember, I am a photographic artist, a cult that people know little about, despite the democratization of cameras and photo making. I constantly strive to see better. Shelly’s incisive comments help me to watch movies more critically, though he’s more reviewer than critic. Going to his movies makes life a little more bearable down here.
So, we walked at Green Cay, again. Love the place. People smile. Some workout by walking around and around. Mostly, people want to see an alligator.
Here’s a baby. Mom swam nearby. Several other babies hid in the reeds. A woman standing next to me, photographing with a cell phone complained: “…, hard to get this shot; he has the same coloring at the grass.”
“Yup, I replied, “and it only took 200 million years.” She didn’t laugh, but others did.
So, Brady’s lawyer died at 90, a good age, time to do enough and live. Didn’t you want to know what some of these lawyers and defendants looked like? How many times do you ask for Brady material? Did you ever read the original case and then look to see how it has been eviscerated?
Don’t forget Brady applies to stuff that inculates and exculpates, though prosecutors are loathe to say anything positive about those they think to indict and convict. One might ask the latest SCOTUS nominee what he thinks of it, too.
Damn, I would have settled for nonsensical, instead of incompetent and unethical. I might have ended up not being reviled and hated, the subject of scorn and recrimination. I might still be living in Brooklyn and be part of a community I loved. I could still be relevant. Ah, too bad.
May it never happen to another Judge, regardless of how right wing and conservative they are.
So Trumpsky has suggested appointing a person to examine the intelligence community who wanted to corner the market on guns. Who uses guns? Who ran on a campaign that touted his opponents desire to strip gun owners of their firearms? What wants mentally disabled people to buy guns?
Never heard of Cerbrus before. Have you?