Ithaca, NY The 1950s were a hopeful time in New York City. The arts were flourishing as former Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith began photographing Jazz greats such as Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk in a run-down NYC loft. The resulting Jazz Loft Project photographs evoke a time when expansive musical experimentation matched the big cars people were driving out on Sixth Avenue.
Ithaca, NY Wake Forest University is the home of “Digital Forsyth”(http://www.digitalforsyth.org/), a digital library comprised of photographs held by multiple institutions in Forsyth County, North Carolina. This Web site offers weekend browsers an opportunity to explore a small and fascinating bit of North Carolina’s cultural, historical and scientific heritage (for example, they can fry anything in Forsyth County).
Ithaca, NY In the mood for a soulful tune by Odetta, at talk by Norman Cousins on Citizen Diplomacy, or perhaps a look into the life and times of artist Man Ray as illustrated by Man Ray, artist William Wegman’s dog.
Ithaca, NY The IslandLives (http://islandlives.ca/) collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces.