Posts Tagged: Life Magazine

On Suffering and Sympathy

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What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other?

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The Big Idea: Dawn Tripp

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Dawn Tripp discusses Georgia, her new novel based on Georgia O’Keeffe’s life, O’Keeffe’s distancing herself from feminism, and balancing biography with fiction.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Kill Shot

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1964, a month prior to the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, a different home movie shot. Infant toss. Up-down. Plummeting. I’m ten months of age—picking up speed.

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History in Color

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At Hyperallergic, Chris Cobb explores new photography exhibits featuring over 200 color photos from a recently rediscovered collection by Gordon Parks. The collection dates from 1956, when Parks was commissioned by LIFE magazine to capture the day-to-day of black families in segregated Alabama. Only about thirty of the original 200+ color photos ever made it into the magazine.

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Jamming at the The Jazz Loft

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A new documentary explores the New York jazz scene circa 1959 through the lens of W. Eugene Smith, the LIFE Magazine photojournalist, and the shows that sprang up in a squat in Chelsea’s Flower District. Read more about The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith via okayplayer. and watch a clip from the documentary of Thelonious […]

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A Recipe to Ruin Your Sunday

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The Guardian pointed out Wednesday that every Life Magazine is now available at Google Books, and now, thanks to them, my week has been ruined. And now I’ve ruined yours! There is so much to find. The Guardian discovered this lovely diagram explaining the difference between high brow and low brow. Apparently, supporting Planned Parenthood […]

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