Podeszwa Pictures and Whatnot

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Between 1961 and 1965, Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson captured some of the most iconic photographs of the Civil Rights era. 20 of his best shots are on display at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York through August 30. 

If you’re in the area, these historical prints are sure to leave an impression.

Iconic Civil Rights Photos by Bruce Davidson on Display

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Part of the mythology of grand alcoholic writers rests on our desire to see the many different parts of their lives as contributing to a unified artistic whole. And so the drinking must connect to the writing, either as a spark of creativity or as a release from that creativity. Or perhaps the sentimental association of drinking and writerly genius is just an attempt at forming a connection with the great authors of the past. Most of us can’t write like our heroes, but nearly every one of us can try to drink like them. But it is a poor tribute if Dorothy Parker’s wit, or F. Scott Fitzgerald’s melancholy, or John Cheever’s despair comes to be seen, finally, having emerged, already fermented, out of a bottle. Great writing, even from the legendary drinkers, was most surely done in spite of drinking rather than because of it; nearly all great writing is done in the light of sobriety. Bukowski also said, “It’s hard to write prose when you’re drinking, because prose is too much work.”
— Ian Crouch examines the myth of the great alcoholic writer and Charles Jackson’s The Lost Weekend in The New Yorker’s “The Book That Will Make You Never Want to Drink Again.” (via millionsmillions)
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