Monday, July 20, 2015

Tompkinsville, Staten Island

A year later, it's hard to imagine that a crime* was committed by police on this street, in this lively and diverse neighborhood.

*Eric Garner's death by illegal chokehold was ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's Office.

Eric Garner Remembrance: Aunt Shirley Pt 1

New York, July 17, 2015--Aunt Shirley explains the background of the Eric Garner incident to press, family and supporters of Eric Garner at the white dove release, the first of several events commemorating the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death. The Legacy Eric Garner left behind - Legacy Garner Shirley also decries the persecution and harassment of Ramsey  Orta, Garner's friend who provided incontrovertible videotaped evidence of the illegal police chokehold.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams was my tutor for a year at the University of London and a good friend.  This photograph is exactly how I remember him from having last seen him at King's College, Cambridge in 1983 (on my way to the Edinburgh Film Festival) and a couple of years later in New York City. His Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 were published by Princeton in January 2014 and the collection reviewed by Geoffrey Hawthorn in London Review of Books this July.