July 30th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Life Beneath the Rockets and Bombs

Life Beneath the Rockets and Bombs

A young girl at an underground shelter located between two apartment buildings in Ben Eliezer, a low-income neighborhood of Haifa, Israel. July 17, 2006.


Aliana washing up in the Hadar shelter.




Photographs by HEIDI LEVINE (in Israel) and STEPHANIE SINCLAIR (in Lebanon)
Life beneath the rockets and shells. Go to Photo Essay

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Cool Hunting

Cooll Hunting

http://coolhunting.com/

Its “young minded” Co-op spinoff stores cater to consumers who seek self-expression specifically through nonmainstream brands, like Gilded Age or Imitation of Christ, she said. Barking Irons got attention in the fashion trade press and on blogs like Coolhunting.com — and from an apparel distributor called Triluxe.
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the DED approach has attracted a number of high-profile clients. Highlights of the portfolio include

DED Associates is an international design agency. Its output is diverse, crossing print, film, websites and other visual media and featuring commissions from clients in business, publishing and the arts, as well as self-initiated projects. Founded by Jon and Nik Daughtry in 1991, DED pursues its own, ultra-contemporary path in design. Treating its clients' imagery and words as raw materials, DED creates active and often anarchic visual environments that beg exploration.

http://www.dedass.com/

the DED approach has attracted a number of high-profile clients. Highlights of the portfolio include: 'Crazy World', a cross-media advertising campaign for Nissan; a credit card for MTV; 'Hybrids', an exhibition catalogue for Tate Liverpool; and numerous music-related projects for clients such as Chrysalis, Universal Records and EMI.

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the way rap videos did it for A Bathing Ape in the U.S. or how the brief glimpses of Supreme logos i

the way rap videos did it for A Bathing Ape in the U.S. or how the brief glimpses of Supreme logos in Larry Clark’s movie “Kids” helped that brand.

The Brand Underground

Aaron Bondaroff is 29, part Puerto Rican, part Jewish, Brooklyn-born and a high-school dropout. His life weaves through the most elusive subcultures of lower Manhattan. A-Ron, as he is also known, is one of those individuals who embodies a scene. “I’m so downtown,” Bondaroff is fond of saying, “I don’t go above Delancey.”

Even so, he longs for something bigger, like the cultural noise made by the Beats in the 1950’s or Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1960’s or the bands and fans who clustered around CBGB’s in the 1970’s. He wants to “make history” and join “the time line” of New York. He is not an artist, an author, a designer, musician, filmmaker or even a famous skateboarder or graffiti writer. So in another era, Bondaroff might have had to settle for his cameos in some of the acclaimed images of youthful outsider debauchery captured by his photographer friend Ryan McGinley. He could be, in other words, a counterculture muse, like Neal Cassady or Edie Sedgwick.

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Now that the votes are in from their first term, we can see plainly the agenda that Roberts and Alit

Now that the votes are in from their first term, we can see plainly the agenda that Roberts and Alito sought to conceal from the committee. Our new justices consistently voted to erode civil liberties, decrease the rights of minorities and limit environmental protections. At the same time, they voted to expand the power of the president, reduce restrictions on abusive police tactics and approve federal intrusion into issues traditionally governed by state law.

Roberts and Alito Misled Us

By Edward M. Kennedy
Sunday, July 30, 2006; B01

I have had the honor of serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee for 43 years, during which I've participated in confirmation hearings for all the justices who now sit on the Supreme Court. Over that time, my colleagues and I have asked probing questions and listened attentively to substantive responses. Because we were able to learn a great deal about the nominees from those hearings, the Senate has rarely voted along party lines. I voted, for example, for three of President Ronald Reagan's five Supreme Court nominees.

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