October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013
So…this is happening in the Central Ohio town I grew up in.
I’m beyond impressed that someone took the initiative (and invested their own money) to draw attention to the heroin epidemic that’s ravaging what used to be such a wonderful little town…but where do we go from here?
Some of my hometown friends think it’s ingenious — finally, a legit rallying cry boldly expressed in black and white, the community conscious writ large! But others are worried it’s going to make the already crumbling infrastructure fall even faster — who wants to develop their business in a place filled with junkies and dope-slingers?
Dick Nixon ca. 1971. Dig that wallpaper.
Every time I discover an old friend I’ve lost touch with on Facebook, I get really excited, and today I found a girl I’ve known since middle school but haven’t seen or spoken to in at least a decade. (She commented on a mutual friend’s status a few minutes ago. It’s the first time I’ve seen any trace of her on FB)
Before I added her, I wanted to make sure it was the same person I was thinking of (same face, same major details, etc.) and I went to her profile and started scrolling down her timeline just to double check.
So I scrolled…and I scrolled…and I scrolled…and after about the 30th sassy e-card/angsty baby-daddy slam/proud-to-be-a-redneck graphic, I realized that even if I added her, I would probably end up blocking her from my newsfeed anyway.
Carmen Dell’Orefice photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1952
Laundry on Lines, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Photograph by Alexandra Boulat (2005)
Cane Field, Puerto Rico
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart
In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical loader is silhouetted against a blaze meant to burn away leaves and underbrush.
Vivien Leigh photographed by Cecil Beaton during the filming of Anna Karenina, 1947.
Original set of matryoshka dolls, carved by Vasily Zvyozdochkin and painted by Sergey Malyutin (1892)