Friday, April 7, 2017

Over the Hillz (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)



As Hillary fades from history (although hopefully she still has more to contribute) so do the posters that had tried to turn her into an icon. And threw Mao in just for the hell of it.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Empire State Building (Midtown Manhttan)


It's a wonderful New York tradition that the Empire State Building changes its colors to celebrate various people, places and causes. Today the ESB turned magenta in honor of International Women's Day and HeForShe (which I'd never heard of but sounds pretty cool.)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Moonlight Memories (Lincoln Center)


 

I was lucky enough to attend the opening of Moonlight last October at the New York Film Festival. I remember reading the description of the film and thinking, "A movie about being black and gay? Sounds interesting." And of course I was happy we bought the tickets because it turned out to be amazing.

I never posted the photos because I took them with my phone, which does a lousy job in low light. But in honor of Moonlight's Oscar win, I thought I could celebrate by sharing them.

Congrats Barry Jenkins, Mahershala Ali, and the rest of the creators, cast and crew!




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fighting for a Free Press (Times Square, Manhattan)



In the desire to protect American values — and rights — that are under direct fire (this week the vulnerable value is a free press--see this, this and this) a demonstration started at The New York Times building and wended its way to the studios of Fox News.

Protest signs are the new street art, but the best signs at this protest were real signs but the tape some people wore over their mouths (although I also liked the "unpaid protester" sign, visible just above the hat of the woman with the blue tape.)