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Books: Inside the White House with Vicki Goldberg

January 11, 2012

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The New Hampshire primary is now over, and Americans begin the long process of deciding who will occupy the White House for the next four years. Millions and millions of dollars will be spent in the effort to claim the executive mansion, which is of course not just a mansion, but also an emblem of […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

November 28, 2011

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BRIT CENSOR AGENCY BANNING ADS LIKE CRAZY (Huffington Post) Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, must be getting tired lately. The ASA is cracking down on another sets of ads, this time for just being straight up “too sexy.” The controversial Lynx deodorant ads, which star UK pinup girl Lucy Pinder, started appearing on major […]

Books: Loengard’s Ode to the Age of Silver

October 25, 2011

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John Loengard, photographer, author, and former director of photography for Life magazine, has been in love with photography since 1953, when at age 11 he shot his first picture. In the 1980s he began taking photographs of other photographers–members of what might be called photography’s Greatest Generation, who worked through the mid-to-late 20th century, shooting […]

Icons: Marilyn Wears Chanel N°5

August 17, 2011

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Last May, I posted a piece about one Ed Feingersh’s iconic image of Marilyn Monroe anointing herself with Chanel °5. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the fragrance’s introduction. This week comes news that the legendary woman behind the perfume, Coco Chanel, spied for the Nazis in occupied France during World War II. (The […]

Behind the Camera: Jim Reed

July 11, 2011

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Photographer Jim Reed’s business is severe weather, and this year business has been good. I spoke by phone with Reed, one of the country’s premier “storm chaser” photographers, the day before yesterday, as he was watching a dangerous weather system forming over Wichita, Kansas, where he lives. “We might get disconnected,” he warned me. I’ve […]