July edition: Barb Davidson and Koci, Robert Szkolnicki and l’affaire Emily White, an origin story, some more photo pondering and thank god, a cocktailJuly 12, 2012
I don’t mind a bit of slacking off, especially in the summer. As I write this, it is technically no longer the 11th, the usual 11th ave publication date, as my
procrastination research has forced me to miss the deadline. I hope you’ll forgive me. There’s a cocktail if you make it to the end.
- There’s no Proust Questionnaire 5.0 this month. It’s summer for god’s sake. But I have something, yes, even better. For the snap photography feature, we have two excellent photojournalists in conversation: Barbara Davidson of the L.A. Times interviewing Richard Koci Hernandez, who is hell on Instagram and also at UC Berkeley. Made my heart go squee. Really.
- Then soundtracking columnist Robert Szkolnicki has compiled a not-light-reading list but one that is worth the time to plow through, following some heated commentary on music consumption, collection and artist compensation. If the name Emily White rings a bell, click here.
- For the first original writing entry in a long while, I finished a poem that I began 12 years ago. Though it feels like yesterday that Grama Jean was twisting the truth and otherwise taunting me with mere snippets of family stories that I have taken into my own hands.
- For the video feature clip, a tip of the hat to Montreal photographer Tim Snow, who recommended a short video biography of NYC photographer Jay Maisel. I would like to be adopted by him so I can live in his New York home. Also, he is pretty talented.
- Staying with the photo theme for the fine print category, here’s a Vanity Fair piece about going to Saigon to seek the final resting place of four photojournalists shot down over the Ho Chi Minh trail in 1971.
- And because you’ve made it this far, how about a Citrus Sangria? Wouldn’t that just be great? Susan Semenak, my occasional dining companion and Gazette colleague has started a regular series of cocktail recipes she launches into the interwebs every Friday at 5. Click, shake, sip.