Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

In Cold Blood – Richard Brooks (1967)

“‘In Cold Blood’ is an eerie case. Not a movie. A case. The film itself, which is fantastically powerful despite its flaws, is the last episode in a chain which began eight years ago when the Herbert Clutter family was … Continue reading

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Guerrillero Heroico

“Guerrillero Heroico (English: ‘Heroic Guerrilla Fighter’) is an iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara taken by Alberto Korda. It was captured on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. … Continue reading

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Ode to Rooftops

John Sloan, Sunset, West Twenty-Third Street, 1906 “Jane Jacobs’s canonical 1961 treatise on city planning, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, begins with a thesis of community safety that would raise eyebrows today, in the common era of … Continue reading

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