June 28th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Greenberg photographs distressed children, and Hawk criticized her for her methods in getting the ch

Thomas Hawk has come under fire from Jill Greenberg, a photographer whose methods he criticized online.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176785431/

photographers' rights activist Thomas Hawk has come under fire from Jill Greenberg, a photographer whose methods he criticized online. Greenberg photographs distressed children, and Hawk criticized her for her methods in getting the children into a photogenic state of distress. In response, Greenberg and her husband have threatened to sue him for libel and called his employer. Hawk's response is a good one: he argues that if they disagree with him, they should disagree with him, not attempt to silence him. As they say in First Amendment circles: the answer to bad speech is more speech.
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Storm chaser Michael Bath has been photographing severe weather for almost twenty years.

This shot was snapped on January 24, 1993, in Oakhurst, New South Wales, Australia.

http://www.lightningphotography.com/

Lightning photography

 Photos 1993 1993012406 Storm chaser Michael Bath has been photographing severe weather for almost twenty years. He's archived hundreds of his beautiful photos of thunderstorms and lightning on his Web site. Michael was also kind enough to prepare a page of tips for those of you who want to take your own lightning photos. This shot was snapped on January 24, 1993, in Oakhurst, New South Wales, Australia.
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Chris Keeley

alcohol, skid row and hustlers, women and hard living

1933

A Prolific, Intoxicating Life Filled With Booze and Books

June 27, 2006

This week in 1933, California endorsed repeal of the 18th Amendment. Prohibition, impossible to enforce, had no apparent long-term effect on the drinking habits of Americans, famously not on those of American writers. For poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, alcohol and art seemed intertwined. He was prolific, the author of dozens of books—and of the screenplay for "Barfly," a movie based on his life and work—drawing inspiration from Los Angeles and alcohol, skid row and hustlers, women and hard living. On his gravestone are the words "Don't Try."

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"are you drinking?"

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washed-up, on shore,

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Data not only show the District far outpacing other major U.S. cities on the rate of HIV infection b

Data not only show the District far outpacing other major U.S. cities on the rate of HIV infection but on the incidence of diagnosed AIDS cases.



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As many as 25,000 people in the District may have HIV, more than 4 percent of all residents, officials said yesterday in their first public estimate of the dimensions of HIV infection in the nation's capital.

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