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Patti Smith and Marianne Faithfull Take in "The Beat Generation" at Centre Pompidou: Hipsters on the Continent

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What is beat? From down and out through saintly beatitudes, beat is an attitude. As a literary movement, the Beat Generation is an American phenomenon...

For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for Thee... SMMoA

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For the last quarter century, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, with its dozens of art galleries and art-related businesses, has been a major cultural attraction for art aficionados from all over Los Angeles.

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

Robert Frank's The Americans

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank, who created the iconic photographic study The Americans, has been hailed as a latter-day deTocqueville for his visual chronicling of American life in the 1950s.

Robert Frank Attends the Premiere of Don't Blink - Robert Frank

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The famously reclusive and curmudgeonly photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank smiles throughout the documentary Don't Blink - Robert Frank, as if he's h...

Buster Poindexter Subversive at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In case you were wondering about his rocker roots, David Johansen can be seen in a photograph flashing amidst many images in the documentary Robert Fr...

Street Photography Has No Clothes

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) John Holcroft, Courtesy of John Holcroft Street photography has become such an ambiguous umbrella term in the photography world that it rea...

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places....

10 Budget-Friendly Street Photography Books

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet Courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Press Photography books can be really expensive. I know, I've said this before. But se...

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.

The Human Fragment - A Book of Street Photography That's Different

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

When I set out on the streets of Manhattan with a camera in 2011, I had no idea I would eventually publish a book of street photography. I was simply ...

Photographing Iconic Coney Island

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

The concept of Coney Island as an outdoor photo studio is nothing new. Famous and not-so-famous photographers alike have been trekking over the sand t...

Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

My, until now, clandestine courtship began at the 2014 Armory Show in March.

Luxury CEO: 'Wealthy' 99 Percent Should Stop Whining

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

CNBC Bud Konheim has a message for all of the 99 percenters: You're luckier than you think. Konheim, CEO and co-founder of luxury-fashion compan...

Who Stops Paying Social Security Taxes After Today?

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Take a guess; how many Americans earn $50 million or more per year? Answer: 199 earn a wage or salary of over $50 million a year which turns out to be about $117,000 daily. Why are these fellow Americans interesting?

Émigré Photographers Of The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

"Black and white are the colors of photography," Robert Frank once famously said. "To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which ...

John McAfee: 'I Love Elaborate Hoaxes'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

John McAfee, the anti-virus software pioneer, who arrived in Miami on Wednesday after a month-long international run from Belize authorities, said he ...

On the Road: The Vehicle Gets a Tune Up

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working again with screenwriter Jose Rivera, and with Gustavo Santaolalla on the jazzy soundtrack, Salles' adaptation took five years to cast.

Joel Meyerowitz's Stunning Photos Show Theater Of The Streets

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts

"Wham, there it was, this huge, deep, dark poem about America that gave me something to encounter day after day after day. So that fed me," the photog...

CNBC: Shrinking Middle Class? No Problem!

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

It must be nice to live in CNBC's world, the best of all possible worlds, where the glasses are always half-full and the rich get richer but the poor don't get poorer.

Eye Candy For Bastille Day

Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts

Today is Bastille Day, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the Fête de la Fédération than by sharing the work of prolific French publi...

Kerouac in Cannes: A Road Not Taken

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.

Mishka Henner Erases The Americans

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Remember when Robert Rasuchenberg "erased de Kooning?" Well, now the UK-based and Belgium-born artist Mishka Henner is upping the ante and erasing Rob...

Street Photography And Surveillance, From '30s To Today

Posted 04.27.2012 | Arts

Remember the game "I Spy," where kids look out the car window and look for specific objects which catch their little eyes? This notion of free play wi...

Making New Friends In Russia

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Bertien van Manen's exhibition "Let's sit down before we go" features 60 photos taken from 1991 to 2009, when the photographer travelled throughout Ru...