Category Archives: History
Bolsheviki by David Fennario
Read this play last night – brilliant, classic Fennario. Having grown up in the Verdun/Point area his characters tend to send shivers down my spine in their uncanny familiarity and […]
2 Quotes, 1 Motto and a Photograph
I think that the act of reading poetry nowadays is already an archaic, cultural activity. When we read a poem, it is tantamount to going to pioneer village in order […]
Charles Moore – Civil Rights Photographer
Charles Lee Moore (March 9, 1931 – March 11, 2010) was an American photographer most famous for his photographs documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Perhaps the most famous of his photos is the one he […]
That 9/11 Picture
People who worked at Open City at the time might recall Vladimir doing a lot of work with this image, yea, it was iconic, too real, way out there…because it […]
Ellis D. Kropotechev and Zeus, This marvelous time-sharing system. 1967
Stumbled on to this interesting little 16mm film made by a couple of Standford grad students in 1967. Some computer history and plenty of innuendo. Enjoy!
Great Paintings – Las Meninas
Las Meninas (Spanish for The Maids of Honour) is a 1656 painting by Diego Velázquez, the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. […]
Dillinger/Hitchcock/Lynch (The Woman In Red #2)
L.A.’s Famous Four-Level Freeway Interchange, ‘The Stack,’ Turns 58
by Nathan Masters on September 22, 2011 3:00 PM Fifty-eight years ago today, the Four Level interchange first opened to traffic. This iconic concrete ribbon that binds the 101 and […]
Coney Island And The Santa Monica Pier
Two amusement parks on the ocean at each end of America. Must have been weird to drive from one to the other seeing that Elmer Gantry, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, […]
Capitalism efficient? We can do so much better
By Richard Wolff What’s efficiency got to do with capitalism? The short answer is little or nothing. Economic and social collapses in Detroit, Cleveland and many other US cities did […]
Saint Lawrence Seaway Turns 50!
There were those who felt that the opening of the Seaway would turn Montreal into a ghost town seeing as how we would lose our status on being the main […]
Let’s Paint The Riviere Saint Pierre Across Turcot!!
Turcot won’t be available for long. There are hardly any cities in the world capable of doing this project – who has that kind of land empty so close to […]
La P’tite Bourgogne
Excellent NFB documentary about a neighborhood being expropriated. See any parallels with some of the issues at Turcot? Here.
The High Line in 2008
Here are some updates for those of you curious about New York City’s beloved restored elevated train line, The High Line. Newsletter here. And here is a recent shot of […]