First beach day of the season (at Will Rogers State Beach)
On view at Howard Greenberg Gallery: 1963
1963 was a year when everything changed. It was a roller-coaster time in American political and social history, when our nation experienced civil rights protests, the start of Beatlemania, and growing involvement in Vietnam.Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., brought enormous hope. And then, in the final months of the year, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy plunged the country into darkness, abruptly halting an age of innocence.
Bringing together more than 40 photographs depicting events from this watershed year, Howard Greenberg Gallery will present 1963 from May 9 through July 6, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
More information here.
Pictured: New York Commuters read of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, November 1963. This Carl Mydans photo did not appear in LIFE when the magazine published as a weekly, but has been printed in later books.
(Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
at The Brewery Park
Martin Richard, 8, and Krystle M. Campbell, 29, are the two identified victims of Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon that also left a third person dead and wounded more than 170 people, 17 of them critically.
“My daughter was the most lovable girl. She helped everybody, and I’m just so shocked right now. We’re just devastated,” Krystle’s father, William A. Campbell Jr., told Yahoo News. “She was a wonderful, wonderful girl. Always willing to lend a hand.”
Krystle was near the finish line watching the race with a friend when the bombs went off. Her family at first thought she had survived and found out she was missing only after they had arrived at the hospital.
Martin, who is being remembered as a spirited little boy, was at the marathon with his family. The family had gone to get ice cream and returned to watch the race when the first bomb went off. They were running from that explosion when the second blast killed Martin and wounded his mother and 6-year-old sister.
May 18, 1954: The day after the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954, this is what the top of the late news edition of the Los Angeles Times looked like. The story placement is, to put it mildly, curious. Click the image to see the rest of the front page.
A surprising look into newspaper history
Was one of Brooklyn’s finest in Harlem in 1939? This Sid Grossman photo of “Harlem Loiterers” from the Prints Collection at NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture has created quite a stir since being posted to the Center’s Facebook page the other day. Why? Because the man on the right looks a heck of a lot like Jay-Z (for evidence, check out these photos of Jay-Z when he visited The New York Public Library in 2011). Cue Twilight Zone music, right? Schomburg’s Curator of Digital Collections Sylviane A. Diouf found the photo while researching an exhibition, and said, “I was immediately struck by the similarity to Jay-Z and actually laughed out loud … I still hope somebody will tell us who that you man really was.”
So is Jay-Z a time traveler? Is this someone else - anyone know who? What do you think?
Seriously, how is that not Jay-Z?
First day at the @latimes calls for a picture of the Globe Lobby (at Los Angeles Times)
Books are the new food (at L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC (#bookfest))