Articles Archive for 15 November 2008
A recent large-scale project by a photographer named JR has focused attention on women - relatives of victims of violence - by displaying their large portraits in one of Rio de Janeiro’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Though Rio is blessed with natural beauty and climate, it still struggles with large disparities between rich and poor, and many of the six million residents reside in hillside slums called favelas. The project is called 28 Millimetres. More info here
Two cents Matt tucker and I went for a ride thru the city today and he hipped me to this while we were sipping beer from those legendary Turkeys Nest thirsty two ouncers in the park . Thanks Matt for being our first customer, all I need is like 100 more , so I can get knee replacement surgery and get me a new skateboard.
Today I went to check out Dave & Corin’s spiffy new pad on Eastern Pkwy. I like Eastern Parkway. It’s tree lined and has a promenade. Very old world. We had to sit in the dark because The Power company hadn’t come to turn on the power yet. Dave calls to find out when they’re showing up, and the customer service rep insists that indeed, the power had been turned on. Nothing says you’re living in a kafkaesque dystopian nightmare society than sitting in the dark, while a voice on …