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October 14, 2014

Mashup of the Day: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

Mashup of the Day: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
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By Michael Shaw Maybe it’s relevant for drawing together the two biggest visual stories in the news stream right now — both involving blacks at risk.

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October 14, 2014

A Simple News Photo from Hong Kong Calls out the Economics

A Simple News Photo from Hong Kong Calls out the Economics
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By Michael Shaw n this age of Citizens United, oligarchy, marauding socialist market economies and free markets aligned with the value of "all-for-one," when do you ever see a protest photo that captures and illustrates the enterprise system itself — as opposed to the crackdown in the streets in defense of that system?

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October 12, 2014

And We’ll Get Back to Those Slain Black Youths Right After Baseball

And We’ll Get Back to Those Slain Black Youths Right After Baseball
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By Michael Shaw It’s a troubling commentary on our cultural and media priorities that the civil rights story and the playoff hoopla have been so seamlessly grafted.

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October 11, 2014

Benedicte Kurzen’s Complex and Mysterious Photo from Ebola-Stricken Monrovia

Benedicte Kurzen’s Complex and Mysterious Photo from Ebola-Stricken Monrovia
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By Michael Shaw This is one of the richest, most curious and most suggestive editorial photos I've seen in a while. I'm interested in your thoughts.

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October 9, 2014

…And on the Home Front, U.S. History Activists Go Full Norman Rockwell

…And on the Home Front, U.S. History Activists Go Full Norman Rockwell
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By Phil Perdue — If the optics coming out of Hong Kong over the past few weeks make visual democracy look like a western export, it’s worth pausing to notice how the look and feel of civil dissent is taking shape out west.

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