Even if the Police Report Wasn’t Buried by the Holiday, What Photo Would Make Us Understand Sandy Hook? via BagNewsNotes
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Q: @CharlieBeckett: Could this be nursery naptime? A: Not in Syria.
In 1864, spectators gathered to watch Union and Confederate forces lay waste to their city and each other. In 2013, we have YouTube.
You have $10,000. Which do you choose — Project A or Project B?
Pete Brooks highlighted a video that emerged last week of horrific abuse in a Maine Department of Corrections prison. Graphic video is available here. I don’t have much to add to Pete’s commentary — watching the shorter clip, I can’t … Continue reading
I’ve been casually following the ongoing suit following AFP and Getty’s use of Daniel Morel’s images of the Haitian earthquake that were posted on Twitpic immediately after the disaster. In the latest twist of events, the photo agencies may possibly be … Continue reading
Just a quick take on pickup photo coverage in the wake of the American soldier shooting 16 unarmed Afghans. Placing this image by Ahmad Nadeem (Reuters) at the end of their photo coverage, the NYT clearly saw the visual metaphor … Continue reading
Late last night, the New York Times published a piece by CJ Chivers about the changing role airpower is playing in America’s combat operations: A Changed Way of War in Afghanistan’s Skies – NYT.com The article is illustrated by beautiful … Continue reading
Link directly to Post-Gazette video In the 53rd second of a 54-second-long video depicting City of Pittsburgh Police delivering legal papers to protesters camping at Mellon Green, something happens which personifies the OccupyPittsburgh movement in a manner which many have … Continue reading
Image Courtesy VG/Scanpix Suspect in Norway Reconstructs Killings for Police Anders Behring Breivik, at left, showed Norwegian police officers on Saturday how he aimed at victims on the island of Utoya last month. He wore a harness and tether to … Continue reading
We have to understand that the tragedy of conflict is not black and white—there aren’t morals, only choices. The “eye for an eye” proverb breathed by many of the gun doesn’t bring the permanent justice they seek – only the … Continue reading
On a day when more than 70 unarmed protestors have been shot by Yemeni security forces, USA Today leads A1 with a story about airline fees. Not only does this story lead, the same story (by the same author) also … Continue reading
Moises Saman’s photo from Tripoli appeared in today’s International section of the New York Times above the headline “Islamists’ Growing Sway Raises Questions About Shape of New Libya.” The photo itself is excellent, and the gunman’s gaze engages readers instantly … Continue reading
“Nothing is evil which is according to nature.” – Marcus Aurelius As the tectonic plates of revolution amplify the pressure on Moammar Gaddafi’s regime, they burp out pieces of life—small scraps of personality that unwittingly remind us of the great … Continue reading
This collection of writing is named after a weekly photo feature that ran for decades in LIFE Magazine. It is only personal and does not reflect the views of anyone other than myself.