James Boswell, (born October 18 [October 29, New Style], 1740, Edinburgh, Scotland—died May 19, 1795, London, England), friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson (Life of Johnson, 2 vol., 1791). The 20th-century publication of his journals proved him to[…]
From the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) project. Photograph by Matt Weber, with assistance of yours truly. This is the abandoned Worth Street “Ghost” station on the #6 line. Nobody knows yet who this fella is,[…]
Something odd happened to Times Square, the so-called crossroads of the world. I don’t know about that, maybe the crossroads of NYC. But more about the odd thing that happened and continues to strike me. […]
I have a few associations with the word “Exhibits.” There’s Pictures at an Exhibition – music. Pretty good music as best as I remember. and for some reason this stuck in my head – something[…]
Sometimes it seems I’ve lived a million lives; sometimes I’m not sure I’ve lived one. I’m not trying to be clever. That’s honestly how I’ve felt lately. A lot of looking back. There was usually[…]
Free Wi-Fi – Chambers Street Station, 2018 Matt has been my Virgil -moving through the lower depths of urban hell. I’m hoping he’ll continue to guide me as we move to purgatory. You[…]
Given all the illnesses and tribulations of this winter, from Crohn’s to Awful Colds, to financial weights hanging over me, Matt Weber captured the many faces of Beckerman at work.