Cranky Week, Part 2

Most everyone¬†is now familiar with¬†Victoria Will’s tintype portraits of celebrities, made at the Sundance Festival for Esquire magazine (http://www.victoriawill.com/#TINTYPES); well-meaning online comments have read into the image of Philip Seymour Hoffman since his untimely passing (“Hellooo, he’s an ACtor.” “we KNOW, we WANT to read into it!”)

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Now comes this justified rant from the artist Nicholas Payton regarding one of the oldest stereotypes, rearing its hoary head in journalism looking for a fresh angle on this story: http://nicholaspayton.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/another-shot-in-the-arm-for-jazz/

(The line “When Miles Met Philip” reminds me of “No, Ted Nugent went to high school with me.”)