Victoria's Most Recent Stories

  • July 23, 2014

    If you’re being approached by a photographer with a large, antique-looking camera, who is asking you to pose with a stranger, it’s probably Richard Renaldi. The photographer traveled around the country for his project “Touching Strangers,” the book of which was published by Aperture this past spring. His method was fairly simple: he would chose a background and then introduce himself to the first stranger that he wanted to cast as part of his portrait. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2014

    In her book “Who Said,” Jennifer Michael Hecht is in conversation with a wide variety of poems, from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” to the beginning of Dante’s “Inferno” and John Keats’ “Ode to Autumn.” Continue reading

  • July 16, 2014

    There’s less than six weeks to binge watch all your favorite television shows before the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decides which ones take home an Emmy statue. The nominations were announced last week and the ceremony is Aug. … Continue reading

  • July 10, 2014

    Robin Hammond had never considered the long-term mental health effects on the Africans whose stories of war, famine and conflict he had covered for 12 years as a documentary photographer. But on a 2011 reporting trip to Sudan, he witnessed the wretched aftermath that the war’s brutality had left on some of its most vulnerable citizens: the mentally ill. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2014

    For Aaron Swartz, the teen tech prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet, social activism wasn’t a choice, but a calling. Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger characterizes Swartz’s mission this way: “If you can do something good in the world, what’s your argument for not doing that? … That’s something that seems clear through most of his life and its something he asked himself a lot.”
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