The documentary photographer of the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhenshang, died recently. It’s worth revisiting just how amazing his photographs are. I put one to head this post, but check out the o
I told you all about my essay on alien sexuality in fiction appearing in the debut issue of a new feminist punk-rock magazine a few weeks ago. This is the second of my previews of this issue of VENUSz
Think about the photographs and videos you remember from 9/11. Now think about which ones you weren’t supposed to see. Is the taboo fading? A little over a year ago, I wrote a post for my (then
This is the grave of Matthew Brady. Probably born in 1822 in New York (there is a bit of conflicting testimony about both facts, with some believing he was born in Ireland), the young Brady studied lo
The steel industry in the United States declined for reasons a bit more complicated than a lot of other industries. It wasn’t so much that steel manufacturers moved overseas so much as the U.S.
Between 1935 and 1945, photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration documented the nation and its people as it suffered through and emerged from the Great Depression. 170,000 images rema
Yeah, they look way more awesome and beautiful than anyone else’s Polaroids.
A fascinating discussion of mid-19th century women who used their opportunity to pose for daguerreotypes and the first photographs to show themselves breastfeeding. And this is a great collection of h