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Chim's Eye: On Photography and Politics

[Civilians in an air-raid shelter, Minorca, Spain], December 1938. © David Seymour/Magnum Photos   It's a strange photograph, something like a class portrait from a school under siege. In…
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2149 words)

The Second Wave of Self-Publishing : Interview with Larissa Leclair

Flash Forward Festival ©Stephanie Obernesser Larissa Leclair is a writer, curator, collector, and the Founder of the Indie Photobook Library. The iPL is an archive of self-published and…
AUTHOR:VOP
PUBLISHED: March 22, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1956 words)
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What is a book in the age of the iPad? An interview with Craig Mod

The designer talks Subcompact Publishing, the pains of digital distribution, and the future of the magazine Previous Story Live from J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell's DICE keynote Craig Mod is a writer…
AUTHOR:Sam Byford
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: Feb. 6, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4542 words)

Can oil save the rainforest?

Pipe dreams: the 500km pipeline that transports oil from Lago Agrio to the port of Esmeraldas, on the Pacific Coast. The oil discovery destroyed the area. Photograph: Remi Benali/Corbis American…
AUTHOR:John Vidal
PUBLISHED: Jan. 20, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2138 words)

Overexposed: A Photographer's War With PTSD

"One of the truly great things about war ... is that all you have to do is survive." Marines run for cover after white phosphorus was accidentally fired at them by another company in Falluja, Iraq on…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 20, 2012
LENGTH: 30 minutes (7592 words)

The Case for Facebook

Let's not let 10 days of share price fluctuation blind us to Facebook's unprecedented accomplishments. Consider this a skeptic's guide to the bull case for the social network. Reuters Facebook just…
PUBLISHED: May 29, 2012
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2821 words)
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Billy the Kid's Famous Photo

Take a good, long look at the carte de visite below. For the longest time, it was the only authentic photograph of Billy the Kid extant. In September,…
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2060 words)

Inside the GOP's Fact-Free Nation

Illustration: Steve Brodner. Click here for a larger version of this illustration.
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1175 words)