Documentary

It's hard to believe that it is coming up on 30 years since I climbed into a Toyota Corolla with my friend Sebastian and drove across the country to take pictures in malls. It was the summer of 1989 and I had just finished my sophomore year of college. The previous semester I'd taken my first college photo class;...

[caption id="attachment_18948" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Yo La Tengo at CBGB 1990[/caption] It's hard for me to fathom that it's been almost 30 years since my friend Gene took me to Hoboken to see Yo La Tengo at Maxwells. Last night my wife Suki and I went to the Carolina Theater in Durham to see them on their current acoustic tour. As we...

Last night my family and I heard an NPR marketplace piece about “The Fat Jewish”, a “comedian” who has become famous on instagram by stealing other people’s work and presenting it, without attribution or context, as if it were his own. I have been hearing about him and his re-posts of other comedians' work in the last few days...

Next week the Municipal Arts Society is going to give their annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis Medal to Bruce Ratner and MaryAnne Gilmartin. This award was created to honor Ms. Onasis' preservation efforts. Giving it to Bruce Ratner makes as little sense as giving President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. The Historic Districts council feels the same way. “We claim no ownership...

I posted a piece this morning using some pictures of a small tree unfolding its leaves. When I passed by 10 hours later it was shocking to see how much they'd grown. Here's the first from this morning This is a side view 10 hours later Here is another view this morning And another from 10 hours later It's crazy how much it moved in...

Last year we did a series of videos for NewYork.com, New York Moments, that we are extremely proud of.  They didn't get seen as widely as we might have liked so watch them, blog them, share them, and make them go viral. The first one we made- on Jorge Colombo- the most amazing artist. This piece on my good friend Ruddy Roye...