In this excerpt from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, curator John Szarkowsi and Lange prepare for her career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It would be the first exhibition the museum dedicated to a woman photographer and it would cover 25 years of her work.
“Forever Young” is a celebration of objects for the young and the young at heart. As the show’s lovingly preserved appraisals prove, it’s not only toys and teddy bears that capture the spirit of youth. Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child’s shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and a colorful embroidered silk picture, sewn by the owner’s great-great-great-aunt at age 15 in 1819, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
Quick, how many Kansas City bands have done a fashion spread in Rolling Stone? The answer, of course, is only one. In 1986, the Rainmakers, positioned as the next big thing from the Heartland, actually modeled manly outerwear in the magazine’s pages. Twenty eight years later, Bob Walkenhorst and company may not have made the rock and roll splash that some expected, but they’re still going strong. In fact, the band (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips on guitar) taped this 909 session right before jetting off to play a series of shows in Scandinavia, where Rainmakers fever still reigns.