The Serfs’ Revolt

     |    Wednesday June 26th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I took note of Barney Hoskyns’ essay on his Rock’s Back Pages site (and managed to spell his surname wrong: sorry, dude) about the increasing tendency of large corporations to ask freelancers to just donate their work. Not just large corporations, either: start-ups and independent projects seem to think it’s fine 

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Everybody Is A [Your Occupation Here]

     |    Wednesday June 5th, 2013

(Note: in solidarity with the Sun-Times‘ photo staff, no graphics accompany this week’s post).    The story’s almost a week old at this point, but it’ll be hard to top for sheer stupidity. Last Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times announced that they’re firing their whole photography staff. Right: every single one of them, including 1982 Pulitzer 

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Berlin Diary: Juggling Life

     |    Monday April 8th, 2013

Some people have all the talent! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spotted a very tall unicycle resting against a lamppost. The thing must have been close to 2 meters high – at any rate much bigger than I am. My astonishment was all the greater when my friend called out ‘look’! There, on 

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The Little Things

     |    Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Next week, The Ward Report will be reporting from Brooklyn; the next two weeks from SXSWi, which ought to make for some entertaining reading, given some of the boneheaded digital culture that’s always on display there. This week, though, we’ll clean up some of the stuff that’s been lying around the desktop here in a 

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Photography Enfant Terrible to Exhibit in Berlin

     |    Friday May 25th, 2012

For over four decades, photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark has explored various of aspects teenage lust (the title of a photo series), subculture and anxiety in his generally controversial works. Clark doesn’t keep a “proper” distance to his subjects, being “one of the gang” as the age difference between him and the people he shoots 

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