Got a Girl Crush On: “Dirty Girls” a short doc about 13-year-old riot grrrls in LA in the 90s
Shot in 1996 and edited in 2000, this is a short documentary about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls who were socially ostracized at school by their peers and upperclassmen. Everyone in the schoolyard held strong opinions about these so-called “dirty girls,” and meanwhile the “dirty girls” themselves aimed to get their message across by distributing their zine across campus.
Directed by Michael Lucid. Music: “Batmobile” by Liz Phair
Martha Cooper is an American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970s and she is most importantly known for documenting the New York graffiti hip-hop scene in the 1970s and ’80s. Her most known work began while working at the New York Post. On a return home from work she began taking photos of children in her New York city neighborhood. As the story goes, One day she met a young kid who helped expose her to some of the graffiti around the neighborhood. He then helped to explain to Martha that Graffiti is an art form and that each artist was actually writing his/her nickname and then proceeded to tell her about a local “Graffiti King” and asked if she would like to meet him. pretty much after meeting DONDI the “graffiti king” everything else fell into motion, fast forward years later and Martha Cooper has become one the Graffiti cultures most important and respected Icons and Photographers
Two dogs are seen guarding a bicycle in Nanjing, capital of southern China’s Guangxi Province. According to owner Luo Ganren, the pair are protective of him and his possessions. My bike has no lock, and I never worry it would be stolen, thanks to my two puppies. They will guard the bike by holding the bars until they see me back.
Apart from having one of the coolest museum experiences in town*, the New York Transit Museum acts as a fantastic historical troubadour of the of this awesome city — told through its public transportation system. The Meet Miss Subways is one of my favorite anecdotes in this New York’s underground history.