Wired reviews the latest incarnation of Final Fight, a game about which they say, “For my my money, the original Final Fight was one of the best arcade games ever.” FYI, sounds like the new version sucks. Here.
Winners Gallery from the Pictures of the Year Photojournalism contest. This is one of the top two US contests. Here.
Vernon Robinson, Republican, is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th District. Check out his campaign ad via the link at WFMU.
From Editor and Publisher, the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, photography:
SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Los Angeles Times (Gaza pullout)
Dallas Morning News (Katrina)
The Associated Press (Katrina)
Los Angeles Times (Catholic priests in Alaska)
Rocky Mountain News (death sentence)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Holocaust survivor)
From The Salt Lake Tribune, here.
A third outpost created by followers of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
From Photo District News, the photo editing process at US Weekly. Here.
Senior editor Albert Lee picks up a picture of Jennifer Garner clowning around in her Oscar dress.
“What the hell is she doing?” Lee cries. “Eff her!” He casts Garner aside.
Interview at Wired with Fumito Ueda, one of the most creative videogame designers. Here.
“I really like boss fights in video games, and I wanted to create high-quality ones. When I start playing a game, I want to get to the boss fights quickly. Fighting a boss is a really fun element in games, and I wanted to have a lot of that.”
“The labels are shooting themselves in the foot,” said Tim Quirk, executive editor of the Rhapsody music service. To the labels, Mr. Quirk advises, “every single track that you are worried about is available for free whether you want it to be or not.”
The very cool Space Invader Dot Com, for your information.
Artist- Michael Slack
Game Art – I am 8 bit
NYT – The Wild Web of China
Photography – John Ficara’s Black Farmers in America
Photography Dispatch – Iraqi Special Police Commandos by Guy Calaf
Film Review – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
Photography – Idols + Believiers by Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Balkans – Milan Babic kills himself
Punk Rock – Riot at British Invasion concert
Photography/Graffiti – Alexandre Orion
Punk – Anti-Flag releases third song from their upcoming major label album, “For Blood and Empire” (I’ve heard the album, it ain’t bad. Listen to the song The Press Corpse to hear Anti-Flag at their best.)
Punk – FatWreckChords new podcast
Wash Post video – AP video of Bush receiving warnings of Katrina
Photography – USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro on Torino
Photography – Photographer Brad Mangin: Spring Training ‘Death March’
Photography – Darrell Miho on the LPGA credential controversy
Photography – Chris Detrick named Student Photographer of the Year (my new co-worker)
Photography – Ho Chi Minh Highway, by James Nachtwey
Photography – Pictures of the Year winners gallery
Artist – Jude Buffum, does hilarious art with classic 8-bit videogame imagery
WFMU – Compilation of the month: Shut up and Play (mp3’s of inane between-song banter). Featuring Slayer, Mercyful Fate, and the infamous Venom in Cleveland tracks
WFMU – And if you liked those, in this post are a few Paul Stanley from KISS clips
Wired – Scenes from the MySpace backlash