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 (; 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!”)


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:

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


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