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Je suis ce gars sur tumblr depuis quelques temps maintenant. Dans son coin d’Amérique, il a créé un magazine culturel: Tepsic Magazine. Le principe du truc, c’est qu’il demande aux artistes de se prendre eux-mêmes en photos en tournée, lors d’enregistrements… Et lui publie tout ça dans son magazine papier.
Je n’ai jamais encore eu l’occasion d’avoir un exemplaire entre les mains. Mais ce que j’aime bien chez lui, c’est qu’il est parti de zéro pour monter son projet. Et quand je vois les quelques photos passer sur mon écran, je me dis qu’il s’en sort pas mal du tout. Dans l’extrait de post ci-dessous, il explique en quelques lignes les choses qu’il a jusqu’à présent appris grâce à cette expérience. Il y a toujours des choses à y pêcher.
mdtepsic:

2012 was a dope ass year for TEPSIC magazine.
my inaugural year of making TEPSIC has been the most fun and rewarding project i’ve ever worked on. 2012 has seen the birth of the idea, printing of the first two issues and a third issue already in the works.
here are some things i’ve learned along the way of building something from the ground up:
make spreadsheets, dood.
it’s something i’ve been told countless times from my parents and friends alike. i used spreadsheets for my own personal use for the business, it is stupid for me to write this down because it sounds to essential to business. use spreadsheets, collect information and use it often. keep track of your $$$.
if someone tells you “no”, find another way.
one of my main jobs is to request cameras for artists, and i usually do this via their press agent or manager. chances are, they’re going to say no because they have other things to worry about for their artist, etc. this happens all the time for me. at first i really began to get all sad and emo because some big band was “refusing” to be in my mag, then i realized i should probably keep trying until i get what i want. which i have done, time and time again. it’s almost like a game to me now.
if someone tells you print is dead, laugh in their face
i don’t have to tell you that print is indeed, NOT dead. one of the main questions i received before i even printed the first issue was, “why are you printing something when everything is digital now?” so now i just laugh because it makes me feel good in a weird way.
do not ever sell your idea for money and give up creative control
2012 also saw the first monetary offer for the TEPSIC brand, which was later declined. if someone wants to give you money for your idea that you started from the ground up, make sure you keep control of what’s yours. growing organically feels much more rewarding than getting a paycheck for not being a part of what was once yours.
i’m really looking forward to 2013, i can already sense it’s going to be a dope year !
x M O R G Y
(pic by the lovely ethaney)

Je suis ce gars sur tumblr depuis quelques temps maintenant. Dans son coin d’Amérique, il a créé un magazine culturel: Tepsic Magazine. Le principe du truc, c’est qu’il demande aux artistes de se prendre eux-mêmes en photos en tournée, lors d’enregistrements… Et lui publie tout ça dans son magazine papier.

Je n’ai jamais encore eu l’occasion d’avoir un exemplaire entre les mains. Mais ce que j’aime bien chez lui, c’est qu’il est parti de zéro pour monter son projet. Et quand je vois les quelques photos passer sur mon écran, je me dis qu’il s’en sort pas mal du tout. Dans l’extrait de post ci-dessous, il explique en quelques lignes les choses qu’il a jusqu’à présent appris grâce à cette expérience. Il y a toujours des choses à y pêcher.

mdtepsic:

2012 was a dope ass year for TEPSIC magazine.

my inaugural year of making TEPSIC has been the most fun and rewarding project i’ve ever worked on. 2012 has seen the birth of the idea, printing of the first two issues and a third issue already in the works.

here are some things i’ve learned along the way of building something from the ground up:

make spreadsheets, dood.

it’s something i’ve been told countless times from my parents and friends alike. i used spreadsheets for my own personal use for the business, it is stupid for me to write this down because it sounds to essential to business. use spreadsheets, collect information and use it often. keep track of your $$$.

if someone tells you “no”, find another way.

one of my main jobs is to request cameras for artists, and i usually do this via their press agent or manager. chances are, they’re going to say no because they have other things to worry about for their artist, etc. this happens all the time for me. at first i really began to get all sad and emo because some big band was “refusing” to be in my mag, then i realized i should probably keep trying until i get what i want. which i have done, time and time again. it’s almost like a game to me now.

if someone tells you print is dead, laugh in their face

i don’t have to tell you that print is indeed, NOT dead. one of the main questions i received before i even printed the first issue was, “why are you printing something when everything is digital now?” so now i just laugh because it makes me feel good in a weird way.

do not ever sell your idea for money and give up creative control

2012 also saw the first monetary offer for the TEPSIC brand, which was later declined. if someone wants to give you money for your idea that you started from the ground up, make sure you keep control of what’s yours. growing organically feels much more rewarding than getting a paycheck for not being a part of what was once yours.

i’m really looking forward to 2013, i can already sense it’s going to be a dope year !

x M O R G Y

(pic by the lovely ethaney)

storyboard:

Life Post Sandy: Scenes from Union Beach, NJ

It was barely a week ago that New Jersey residents were wading through water. And yet on Thursday, they were cleaning up again, this time digging out of snow. Ben Lowy, on assignment for Tumblr, snapped these shots in Union Beach today.

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I have a wife with a traveling job, so I’m home alone a lot.
Bill Clinton, explaining how he was able to organize his thoughts for his Democratic National Convention speech. (h/t @nytjim)
nickturse:

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (L) leaves the courthouse after his motion hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland March 15, 2012. Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, deferred pleading guilty or not guilty in a military court arraignment on Thursday, marking the first step in a court martial that could land him imprisonment for life. Reuters

nickturse:

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (L) leaves the courthouse after his motion hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland March 15, 2012. Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, deferred pleading guilty or not guilty in a military court arraignment on Thursday, marking the first step in a court martial that could land him imprisonment for life. Reuters

Extra.
nickturse:

New York City’s Lost Subways: A Ghost System Beneath the Streets
The New York City subway system has 842 miles of track, but WNYC reveals “there’s even more to it than riders see:   dozens of tunnels and platforms that were either abandoned or were built   but never used.”  This ghost system beneath the streets “reveals how the  city’s transit ambitions have been both realized  and thwarted.”

Extra.

nickturse:

New York City’s Lost Subways: A Ghost System Beneath the Streets

The New York City subway system has 842 miles of track, but WNYC reveals “there’s even more to it than riders see: dozens of tunnels and platforms that were either abandoned or were built but never used.”  This ghost system beneath the streets “reveals how the city’s transit ambitions have been both realized and thwarted.”

"Justice Coin" via Salon.com - Profiting off the bin Laden killing by Justin Elliott 

Etats-Unis : Mitt Romney n'a pas de cœur (c'est un chien qui le dit) | L'Amérique dans la peau | Rue89 Les blogs

Un filet brunâtre coule le long d’une des vitres du break familial… Un enfant hurle. La voiture freine. Le père sort calmement et se rend compte que Seamus, le setter irlandais de la famille, vient de se « lâcher ». On ne peut guère s’en étonner quand on sait que le pauvre toutou est attaché dans une malle sur le toit d’une voiture qui est en route pour douze heures entre Boston et l’Ontario, au Canada.

Après avoir nettoyé la vitre et rassuré le chien, le père reprend le volant, le chien toujours bien accroché sur le toit de la voiture.

La famille Romney au début des années 1980

Ça s’en va et ça revient…

Cette histoire date de 1983. Elle est sortie dans le Boston Globe en 2007 pour démontrer l’absence de compassion et même d’empathie d’un homme, candidat à la primaire républicaine, Mitt Romney, sénateur du Massachusetts. Pas étonnant que cette histoire ressorte actuellement pour déstabiliser la belle mécanique de celui que l’on considère (encore) comme favori à l’investiture de son parti.

La (bien bonne) suite, c’est par ici

A WALK IN THE PARK

By Hendrik Hertzberg | On The New Yorker

Comment about “Occupy wall street”. Extracts:

"What OWES doesn’t have—and is under some pressure, internal and external, to formulate—is a traditional agenda: a list of “demands,” a set of legislative recommendations, a five-point program. For many of its participants, this lack is an essential part of the attraction. They’re making it up on the fly.

They don’t really know where it will take them, and they like it that way. Occupy Wall Street is a political project, but it is equally a cri de coeur, an exercise in constructive group dynamics, a release from isolation, resignation, and futility.”

Please, read more.

 

Il y a des tweets média qui prennent position.

Il y a des tweets média qui prennent position.

Photo: Matt Gunther - In “Cops and perps” gallery 
Le grain de peau, cette semelle noire. Et surtout, la lampe, lumière blanche; halo éclairant le visage du jeune homme.
Via The New Yorker :

" The high-speed car chases, crashes, and arrests that dominate a show like “Cops” are put on the back burner in the work of Matt Gunther, who provides a softer, more personable glimpse into the world of crime and justice. "

Photo: Matt Gunther - In “Cops and perps” gallery 

Le grain de peau, cette semelle noire. Et surtout, la lampe, lumière blanche; halo éclairant le visage du jeune homme.

Via The New Yorker :

" The high-speed car chases, crashes, and arrests that dominate a show like “Cops” are put on the back burner in the work of Matt Gunther, who provides a softer, more personable glimpse into the world of crime and justice. "