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On Location / London

In its 9th year, the London Burlesque Festival dares to be the biggest burlesque festival on the planet with a staggering seventeen days of neo-burlesque shows and more than 100 performers from around the globe…

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Mark Levy/Casual Observer

I’ve been spending time in my doctor’s office lately, not because I’m sick or injured, but because I’m one of the few patients of his who’s insured. See, he’s got two kids in college and a Ferrari that is only three payments from being paid off. So he really needs me more than I need him and we both know it…

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Peter Krok/Poetry

    Looking For His Mind     How many times did he tell himself, “This too shall pass?” How many times did he fall into darkness where his glasses did no good? He keeps falling, heavy with questions. The Master asks, “Where are you going?” “I am looking for my mind.” The Master replies “You must take another path.”   He walks to Warsaw, greets the Polish Poet, bushy-browed with a fixed stare, asks, “Where is my mind?” The Poet answers: “You are not done with your changes – to be grateful is enough.”     Lamentations for Kensington     Here lived Poles, Krauts, Jews, Ukies, Slovaks, and so many others from Eastern Europe. Here the shoemaker mended shoes and priests the souls of immigrants.   The cobbler’s store is shuttered. Where bottles were thrown against the walls, the streets sparkle with broken glass. Here are the wounds of drugs. Pawnshops blister the Kensington and Allegheny corridor; junkies unload their swag for cash without bargaining.   North Catholic High is closed, the playing field where immigrants headed balls now sore with weeds and litter. Once a blue-collar neighborhood, it lingers with the ghosts of machinists, steel workers, truck drivers, mill menders.   St. Bonnie’s reddish brownstone’s gone, its stained glass hanging in someone else’s window. That house with the coal cellar still is there on a street of abandoned...

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CUBA/Politics-Interview

Following American President Barack Obama’s announcement of the historic agreement to normalize relations with Cuba there has been a considerable amount of speculation as to what happens next, and how normalization will take place between these two neighbors that have been estranged for more than 50 years…

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Paris Photo LA 2015/On Location

In its third year, Paris Photo Los Angeles has hosted scores of international galleries and exhibited world renowned photographers and moving image makers. The LA photo fair is held in Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures Studio from May 1-3 and an integral part of this three-day exhibition is the Sound and Vision program, which brings together in Conversation, renowned photographers, artists and filmmakers to discuss influence and practice.

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