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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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NoOriginalArt

(Hey, the Twitter sign in isn't working today.)

I don't know where "the media" finds these hopeless yokels, but my own Millennial kids are nothing like this. For this year's primaries in NYC, my oldest actually stood in line for 40 minutes with a squirmy two-year-old, waiting to vote at some church six blocks from her building. (The city really, really needs to increase the number of voting stations: I send in an absentee ballot every year because my back---talking about olds---can't take standing in line that long.)

But in California this sort of shit is inexcusable. You can register on Election Day, right there at the voting station as long as you have a state drivers' license or ID, something most Californians have because the state has a dysfunctional public transit system. (Like, "What bus? I never see buses around here. What's a subway? Is it those train things they show in the movies?")

Texas does have some serious issues with allowing its residents to vote, as do a lot of GOP-dominated states. But I think about a 75-year-old friend who got beaten up trying to vote in 1960s Mississippi, and I want to rage cry. Not voting because you get anxiety over going to the mailbox is fucked.

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