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Mazie Gordon, queen of the Bowery

Mazie Gordon, queen of the Bowery

Mazie Gordon-Phillips in 1946.Photograph by Todd Webb / Courtesy Todd Webb Archive Mazie Mazie Gordon, queen of the BoweryMy hero: Mazie Gordon-Phillips by Jami AttenbergJoseph MitchellDecember 14, 1940 Abossy, yellow-haired blonde named Mazie P. Gordon is a celebrity on the Bowery. In the nickel-a-drink saloons and in the all-night restaurants which specialize in pig snouts and cabbage at a dime a platter, she is known by her first name. She makes a round of these establishments practically every night, and drunken bums sometimes come up, slap her on the back, and call her sweetheart. This never annoys her. She has...

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Hit the Beach (Part 12)

Hit the Beach (Part 12)

Summertime is waning fast, and we again find ourselves running out of peak hours for sunbathing and peeling skin. The season for the beach bug migration discussed last week is rapidly coming to a close, despite several remaining beach cartoons yet to be discussed in our chronological review. I think it best at this time to save a small reserve of these later episodes to provide subject matter for a subsequent summer, possibly in combination with the leftovers from last year’s “Toons Trip Out” vacation series. So we’ll pack away the notes on these items into our travel bags, for...

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Q&A: Artist Ghost Mountain Field on his latest exhibition featuring pop culture, horses and mahjong

Q&A: Artist Ghost Mountain Field on his latest exhibition featuring pop culture, horses and mahjong

The Happy Hours is a culmination of Ghost Mountain Field’s practice, showcasing new works through an exploration of the world of entertainment within Cantonese pop culture and social traditions. Hong Kong-born artist Ghost Mountain Field explores themes of culture and identity in his works, infusing his impression of traditional Chinese paintings into pieces that ask us to contemplate how we form our cultural identity in relation to our background. We chat with the artist and his gallery representative, Fiona Ho of Gallery HZ, about everything from cultural taste to beauty in contemporary Asia and the significance of horses.  Ghost Mountain Field & Fiona Ho of Gallery HZ When did the art bug bite? When...

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Great Reads in Photography: September 12, 2021

Great Reads in Photography: September 12, 2021

Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! 9/11 – The Photographs From 20 Years Ago Embed from Getty ImagesEditor’s Note: The below stories contain graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Photographers Share Their 9/11 Story Twenty Years on – Amateur Photographer Something that we are often taught in photojournalism school is the famous Robert Capa line, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”. The police kept us a bit away from...

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Best and Coolest 23 Laundry Clothesline | Kitchen & Dining Features

Best and Coolest 23 Laundry Clothesline | Kitchen & Dining Features

  1. HOME GENIE HOME GENIE Premium Clothes Pins, 50 Pack, Durable Wood Clothing Pegs, Strong Grip, Rust and Moisture Resistant, Use Pin to Dry Laundry on Clothesline and Drying Racks, Bag Clips, Crafts, and Photos HOME GENIE - Moisture resistant birchwood resists moisture coil springs are rust resistant Natural birchwood made from durable 100 percent birchwood these clothes pins work like magic each pin is lightweight but holds up to 2 pounds of weight Standard size the pins measure 287 by35 by59 inches standard size to meet all your needs Strong spring the pins include galvanized coil springs that...

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