Monthly Archives: February 2010

The War Continues

Carissa 1-18 At times I wonder if cops harassing photographers are becoming the village idiots of the Internet community. Two examples today, each of which has its own small object lesson: In Champaign, Illinois, a photographer is stopped, questioned, detained, … Continue reading

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Naked in NYC, Maybe OK, Maybe Not

Morgan 2 In this time of Olympic excellence, a gallery in Greenwich Village has gone for the gold — or at least trying to drive a little business. With a model standing nude in their street-side window. Some police ignore … Continue reading

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Utah Represses Women Once Again

Abigail Takes Charge 31 Coming into the evening yesterday I was bemoaning that nothing had gained my attention that merited today’s headline. I certainly wasn’t going to write anything about the health care summit. Trust Utah to come to the … Continue reading

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Gaston: A Kinder, Gentler Humbert Humbert?

Samantha Turner Classic Movies is steadily moving through its annual “31 Days of Oscar.” Last night was the wonderful musical, Gigi, which of course stars Leslie Caron as an initially na├»ve but increasingly worldly-wise and manipulative teenager. Somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Security Theater

Brooke’s Twirly Skirt 3 Three documents written since 2004 relating to the “War on Photography”: The first was by security expert Bruce Schneier, who I’ve referenced before, and who has previously made much of the “security theater” that seems an … Continue reading

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Dying in Public

Paige 5 For most of us, serious illness and death occur behind closed doors, in private, and with only family and close friends in attendance, if we’re lucky. The concept of an Internet-public death is new to us, and I’m … Continue reading

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Duo I’ve added all the Manzanillo photos to my site. Catching up in other respects, so have nothing of note today, except … ———————— Olympians in the Family Department One of my cousins has been underwriting his son’s passion for … Continue reading

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Final G11 Comments (For Now)

Kat’s Reflections 38 I’m coming off one week of using the Canon G11 as my sole camera during our trip to Mexico. Observations: Ergonomics: One must get used to having all those buttons on the back where an SLR user … Continue reading

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How Utterly Stupid Is That?

Victoria and Fabrics 25 More photos from Mexico today, but before that, a report from several sources that a suburban Philadelphia public school used webcams in school-supplied laptops to spy on students in their homes. The person responsible for that … Continue reading

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A Reminder of Whence We Come

Variation on Bridget 25 The camera is a portal on others’ worlds. Sometimes, however, we should turn it about and remind ourselves of our lives of luxury and privilege. Accordingly, today’s sole photo, below, is such a portrait of someone … Continue reading

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