Photographic paper – W Mappy Wed, 28 Sep 2022 01:35:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photographic paper – W Mappy 32 32 MYSTERY PHOTO, 09/27: Sad piano Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:27:56 +0000

Here’s a sad outdoor piano that photographer Ruta Smith recently spotted somewhere in the Charleston area. Where is he? Do you know if it still works? To enter (one entry per person), email your guess, name and hometown to:

Paper photo of the city by Andy Brack

LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY, “Marsh with a View”, shows a view of the Ashley River Baptist Church on Savannah Highway from the vantage point of the West Ashley Greenway. Over 40 people guessed, but the swag goes to Adam Russel of Charleston. Congratulations to all the correct guessers!

Every Monday the city ​​paper features a mystery photo taken somewhere in the Lowcountry. We encourage you to guess — and be sure to share your name and city in which you live. We will uncover the mystery the following week and, from time to time, give away a small prize.

PRIME: If you would like to submit a mystery photo taken by you for us to share, send it to our mystery email address. Be sure to put “Submission” in the subject line.

MYSTERIES OF THE PAST: As the time for guessing on these mysteries is over, you might like to see mysterious old photos that intrigue readers. Enjoy!

Biden’s press office snubs local Atlanta newspaper during Braves World Series visit Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:32:00 +0000

WASHINGTON — The White House press office surprisingly snubbed Atlanta’s major newspaper Monday by banning two of its reporters from covering President Biden’s celebration of the Atlanta Braves’ World Series championship.

The stunning affront came about a week after Biden press officers fired four Orthodox Jewish reporters from a presidential event on hate crimes in another baffling access decision.

The Journal-Constitution’s Washington correspondent and a photographer sought unsuccessfully to attend the Braves event in the nearly 3,000 square foot East Room.

The newspaper was told only one person could go – meaning a sportswriter was the only Journal-Constitution employee admitted, despite requests for reconsideration due to the importance of the event to the community from Atlanta.

Politico’s West Wing Playbook first reported the exclusion. The Post has independently confirmed the details.

Adding to the significance of the day for Atlanta residents, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called on the baseball team to have a “conversation” about changing its name just after the rally organized by Biden.

The exclusion was the latest flashpoint in a long-running fight between the White House and press advocates who want to restore media access to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The White House Correspondents Association tried to convince Biden’s team to reinstate press access standards allowing all White House reporters to attend major events – but were unsuccessful.

It’s unclear why the White House wouldn’t seek to host local reporters from a state Biden won less than 12,000 votes in 2020.

Major media outlets are routinely allowed to have multiple people at such events and reporters admitted to the East Room on Monday said there appeared to be enough space available to accommodate more press.

The White House snubbed Atlanta’s major newspaper by not allowing two of its reporters to cover Biden’s celebration of the Braves’ 2021 World Series.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

In fact, at least one reporter who did not respond was able to attend the event, meaning the White House did not verify that reporters were on the pre-approved list.

White House Correspondents’ Association president Tamara Keith, a reporter for NPR, said the association “continues to advocate that events in the East Room be open to the press.” say open to all reporters on the White House campus.

A White House official told the Post, “A sports correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution attended and covered today’s event for the newspaper. It’s long-standing protocol to allow one reporter per outlet to cover events in the East Room so the White House can accommodate as many news organizations as possible.

“The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was called back last week and elected to send its sports correspondent to cover the event for the newspaper,” the official said.

Press screening for presidential events began during the COVID-19 pandemic, but dragged on long after the relatively small White House briefing room returned to full capacity in June 2021 – outrageting the press corps of the White House.

In June, 73 journalists representing nearly two-thirds of the briefing room seats signed a letter demanding that the large rooms be restored to their previous open press status. Journalists fear that the practice of press retention authorized with the president will continue in future administrations.

“Who’s blocked today may be different from who’s blocked tomorrow – and since access restrictions tend to persist, it’s a fight worth fighting,” wrote the Washington Post media critic, Erik Wemple, in a July column.

Former Correspondents’ Association president Tom DeFrank of the National Journal told the Post in June that he signed the letter because “[h]Having covered the White House since June 1968 as a Newsweek intern, I have seen a disturbing erosion of access that was once routine.

It’s unclear why the White House continued to pre-screen journalists allowed into the East Room and other locations such as an auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House.

It's unclear why the White House wouldn't seek to accommodate local reporters.
It’s unclear why the White House wouldn’t seek to accommodate local reporters.
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Some journalists believe that by pre-screening reporters, which requires the press to submit an electronic RSVP, the White House is able to shape the coverage of Biden and the variety of questions he is asked.

At one point, The Post, which published explosive reports linking the president to his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings, was barred from attending presidential events through the opaque RSVP process for seven months. The rotating daily press pool, of which The Post is a member, also attends presidential events and the pool is not determined by the White House.

The press corps strongly opposes pre-selection, and Correspondents’ Association representatives have urged the administration to revert to historical standards rather than picking the reporters who attend.

The June letter from the press denounced the lack of clarity of the process and said it was “antithetical to the concept of a free press”.

“Let’s be frank,” the letter said. “Our job is not to be liked, or to care whether or not you like what we are asking. The ability of journalists to interview the most powerful man in our government should not be discretionary…Any The notion that space is “limited” is not supported by the fact that every other president before Biden (including Trump) has allowed full access to the same spaces without us filling out a pre-access application form. ‘admission.

At Prada, delicacy and roughness are skillfully presented with a paper-based fabric Sun, 25 Sep 2022 08:12:51 +0000
A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

MILAN, ITALY: Among the heart-pounding neutral-hued looks that swept through Prada’s Spring/Summer 2023 show along Via Lorenzini on Thursday was an unforeseen moment of reprieve; Magenta! Cyber ​​Yellow! In a palette reminiscent of what Italian luxury is known for, it’s this look where the technical ingredients of this simple yet intricate collection are perhaps most apparent to the sartorial eye.

Yes, inside the dark, dungeon-like space of the Fondazione Prada – a panopticon surrounded by spools of black paper walls and with boxes as seats – a paper-based fabric collection was presented from spectacular way. With intentional tears and folds, and as if ripped from the body in a single primal, impulsive and intimate instant, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons set out to show “the interrelation between the raw and the sensual, the delicacy and the roughness”, rate the show. Lily. In the aforementioned look, the skirt was “ripped” to the thigh in an act of emancipation, visually evident against the bright hues.

A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Skillfully crossed day and evening clothes. A sheer black nightgown once reserved exclusively for the boudoir has been delicately styled with an industrial-colored poplin collared jumpsuit. The archetype of the classic blazer – structured and solid – adopts a bow and a train. Antique nappa bags have been pressed and crinkled (it’s a very exciting update on your favorite Prada silhouettes) and knitwear has been hand-steamed with intentionally pressed pleats in phenomenal detail.

A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

This play of polarities presented in folds and wrinkles is Prada’s ever-evolving reinterpretation of modern femininity. A break with the restrictions of the societal tariff and, via minimalism and decoration, occasion and every day, an ode to the wonderful dichotomies we live in every day.

At this point, from time to time, the attached walls were interrupted by what appeared to be parts where someone had drilled holes. Guests could look through the abstract peepshows to see the works of Danish filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn and his short films that explored women’s lives and the broad scope of femininity.

Credit: provided.

Bravo, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. This partnership remains one of the most exciting on the fashion week calendar.

Designs come to life thanks to this nifty toy company. – InspirePlus Sat, 24 Sep 2022 08:46:00 +0000

There aren’t many gifts that truly fit the definition of “one of a kind,” but one South Florida company is an exception — their plush toys are as unique as the person who designed them.

That’s right, we said “drawn”. Budsies are plush toys made from drawings, bringing children’s artwork to bright, vibrant and cuddly life!

Alex Furmansky came up with the idea for Budsies in 2013. He jotted down the idea on a napkin and then got to work in the spare bedroom of his house.

After investing all of his life savings in the business and working hard to find investors, he got his big break by appearing on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015. Thanks to this TV appearance, the Budsies website received 100 000 visits this weekend, and the business was officially operational!

From humble beginnings, the company has grown exponentially and has transformed over 200,000 designs into adorable plushies.

In 2021, Scott Meier took over as CEO. Asked about the company’s ultimate goal, his answer was as simple as it was sweet.

“The goal is to make the world more cuddly,” Scott said.

Judging by the adorable reaction videos the company shares on social media, we’d say they’re doing a great job!

“It’s exhilarating,” Scott said of watching the kids receive their Budsies. “Seeing these children and their faces, they are so happy. I’ve never been Santa Claus, but it’s kind of like I have a little taste.

Each Budsies toy costs $140, but the company often teams up with community organizations to donate toys to those in need. Their flagship philanthropic effort Budsies Pals donates free stuffed animals to sick children at hospitals like Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Budsies has also expanded its product line to include Selfies, which are made from photographs of anyone, and Petsies, which use drawings to create realistic plush toys that look just like your furry friends. Some of the Selfies toys also have the ability to add voice recording.

Now even adults can experience the thrill of getting a totally unique gift. They are really fun for all ages!

Wow, they are so cute! We’re so glad Alex believed in his insanely cool idea in 2013. Now, if you’ll excuse us… we have some shopping to do!

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]]> Maya Newell | The Saturday newspaper Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000

Maya Newell is a filmmaker known for her feature documentaries gayby baby (2015), who described the experiences of four children in same-sex families, and In my blood it flows (2019), following the life of a 10-year-old Arrernte healer and hunter, and the tensions between his traditional culture and non-indigenous justice. His latest feature, which comes out this month on Netflix, is The dream life of Georgie Stoneportraying the famous transgender activist at a critical moment in her personal life.

Newell decided to talk about the famous Australian Aboriginal artist Tracey Moffatt, in particular her cinematic collage work in the Assembly : The complete cut series (1999-2015, with Gary Hillberg), which edits feature-length sequences together to form a tacit commentary on love, race and society. She also cites the 1994 photographic series scared for lifein which retro-style domestic snapshots, featuring children in traumatic moments, are accompanied by tongue-in-cheek captions.

You have nominated a few plays; how could you see them?

A lot of Assembly the series came out when I was in high school; I think it was in 2003 that Moffatt released To like. I was fascinated by this idea of ​​collage, and collage in cinema. I really like collage myself; I spent hours with Life magazines and National geographic cut out words and pictures and put them together. So when I saw what Tracey had done with a film pastiche, it was quite revealing, and I set about making a film in that style, which was one of my first films, like an exploration from collage to cinema.

For those who do not know these films, on To like she takes all the many moments of the love story, through the beautiful subtlety of desire, to commitment, to the monotony of relationships, to betrayal, to disgust and ultimately to regaining power over the woman who takes a gun and destroy the patriarchy – or its partner. Then she twists them to have this beautiful rebellious side. She manages to have this beautiful arc, which goes from entrapment to repression and a kind of freedom. I love this story. Essentially, that’s probably the base storyline of all my films.

She seems interested in undoing things: taking the canonical, the tropes, the classic modes, and then messing them up.

Messing them around, rejecting them, showing us not only the links but highlighting all the gaps and silences, especially the in-between. It’s very beautiful, what she managed to do with all these films. What I did with my grade 11 project was I took the idea of ​​confinement and borders and borders in the history of cinema, through time, and I made a Moffatt-style movie that went from marginalized people – asylum seekers, people with mental health issues, First Nations people – to being trapped and then bursting out and escaping and climbing walls and breaking down fences . Which was kind of a stupid first movie, but I thought a lot about how you can create context by tapping into those little recognizable moments across our cinematic history and then create meaning.

Another thing that spoke to me is the idea that there’s a very strong central message, but it’s never at the expense of poeticism or innovation or some kind of shrewd approach to the film. Whereas in many films or documentaries, we are made to choose: do we make a important movie or is it high art? With Dream LifeIt’s a really topical conversation about how young trans people are treated in society and Georgie’s willingness to fight to be able to be herself, but Georgie wanted to do something beautiful.

We came across this amazing film archive of her story that her parents took since she and her twin brother, Harry, were born. When you see and feel how she talks, since she was a little girl, her free will is undeniable. As a filmmaker, this is your challenge: how do we show this? She curls her hair behind her ear and there are five times at different ages when she does this, so this is it, yeah, a Moffatt-style flutter of images and repetitions that share meaning beyond simple Georgia struggle in political battles.

Unfortunately, the story of the documentary is that we don’t give creative control to the people whose life is portrayed: it’s the artist’s interpretation of their life. It can cause harm. Georgie’s title is “Creative Producer” because she was there for all the conversations about what the film would be like, at all stages of the making. It is the intentionality that makes it a question of sharing power. It means that through the process and the making there is a story, as well as what is on screen.

It introduces a politics, wavering from the colonial gaze that only objectifies, only uproots.

In the art world, we understand that the person who handles the camera creates meaning. In the work of Moffatt heaven there was a female gaze watching the men undress, and it’s kind of uncomfortable and scary, but it’s also incredibly rebellious and funny and powerful to be a woman watching this movie.

We all need to give space to our imaginations, the dreams, fantasies and memories that live within us, as they are equally important in allowing our audience to connect and see themselves in someone like Georgie. I think Moffatt knew that too.

She also leans in the dark…

The dark side is really present in his work; it is mysterious. The other work that particularly touched me is his scared for life photographic series. Why did I like it so much? I think it’s because every frame in this series is almost like the beginning of a movie. They’re incredibly cinematic: it’s a single shot and a tiny bit of writing – like the sisters who are punished by cutting the lawn with a pair of scissors, and you know there are 10 millions of stories that could sit around that image, but it’s so unresolved that you think about it for months afterwards. They’re cinematic but also take on that childlike perspective, where being a child intersects with the larger adult world. This has fascinated much of my work: how children exist in an adult world and navigate the politics of society.

I think for all artists there is a push against conflict. You have to have that darkness when you say anything to the world. I see that as the point of art, to open our eyes and allow us to see things from a different perspective, or to undress truths that you wouldn’t be able to see without this story.

It wasn’t intentional but Dream Life is like the third part of a trilogy of films that I have made, shot from the point of view of children. What I like scared for life it’s something we all have in common. Everyone has been a child, everyone has had this beautiful naivety, and at some point, everyone has had that moment when the real world falls apart: those realizations that imprint our identity or restrict our freedom.

Some children become artists! A form of resistance surely.

At the heart of Moffatt’s work there is this heart of insubordination, this playful resistance, which I adore. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to navigate my own work, and I deeply believe that’s the point, to go against societal norms and show a different path.

This article first appeared in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on September 24, 2022 as “Maya Newell”.

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Thomas Tuchel in post-Brexit visa limbo after Chelsea sacking – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:29:16 +0000

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national papers…


Thomas Tuchel has been left in post-Brexit visa limbo over his ability to stay in the UK following his sacking by Chelsea.

Elliot Anderson could soon swap international allegiance from Scotland to England following his rapid rise at Newcastle United.

Greg Norman has been accused by US lawmakers of “supporting $1 billion in Saudi money” and spreading “propaganda”.


Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been threatened with legal action by an executive at fast-food giant KFC.

Further Premier League postponements could be considered following the announcement of the latest round of train strikes.

David Beckham has landed another multi-million pound salary for presenting a new advertising campaign for the World Cup in Qatar.

Louis van Gaal sacked Tim Krul from his Netherlands team

Louis van Gaal has sacked veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul from the Dutch World Cup squad for “refusing to take part in penalty tests”.

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he still has ‘a few more years’ to go before ending his career after 22 years in charge.

Oleksandr Usyk says Anthony Joshua acted like a “poor jerk” and “reminded me of a little boy” after throwing his belts out of the ring following a second straight loss to the Ukrainian superstar.
One of five British nationals freed by pro-Russian forces earlier this week has revealed he was met on a rescue flight by former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who he says played a “key role” in ending their detention.


England captains – and many other nations – could be banned from wearing their OneLove armbands at the World Cup.

Mansfield brought forward their League Two game against Walsall on Saturday October 15 from 3pm to 1pm in a bid to tackle soaring energy prices United Kingdom.

UEFA are set to scrap plans to expand the European Championship to 32 teams in time for the 2028 competition, which is due to be held in the UK and Ireland.

Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegaard are expected to be fit for the North London Derby next weekend.

Eden Hazard has revealed his concerns over securing a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad if he continues to struggle for pitch time at Real Madrid.


Tottenham fans reacted in disbelief on social media after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg injured his club team-mate Ivan Perisic in Denmark’s clash with Croatia. Perisic had to be substituted after what looked like a 50-50 tackle.

Patrice Evra has revealed Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes were among Manchester United players who believed the club flopped £5.5million when they struggled early after leaving Monaco in 2006 .


Paul Robinson has warned Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy he risks being ‘held to ransom’ if the club fail to persuade Harry Kane to sign a new contract within the next 12 months amid links with the Bayern Munich continue to swirl.


The net is rapidly closing on two Gallagher Premiership clubs, with Worcester Warriors having resigned to be suspended from the league as Wasps need to find £2m in 20 days.


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Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri has become the youngest player to play in the Premier League, breaking the previous record set by Harvey Elliott at Fulham

There is a huge scramble among agents to sign Arsenal record holder Ethan Nwaneri.

The signing of Lionel Messi has brought Paris Saint-Germain an additional €700m (£612m) in income through commercial deals.

Former Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has claimed he was prevented from signing former Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.

Gerard Pique had a special clause in his contract at Barcelona to ensure he earned more money than Sergio Ramos.

Takehiro Tomiyasu has admitted he was unhappy with his lack of playing time at Arsenal but has pledged to reclaim his starting spot from substitute right-back Ben White.


Manchester United director of football John Murtough insists the level of spending seen this summer will not be repeated by the club after the wage bill hit record highs.


Everton and Scotland are waiting to find out the extent of Nathan Patterson’s injury after the defender was taken out on a stretcher while on international duty.

US Soccer is looking to join the UEFA task force to support workers’ compensation at the World Cup in Qatar.


Legendary Rangers manager Walter Smith once snubbed a photo op with US President Bill Clinton because he was too busy trying to seal the signing of Lee McCulloch, according to agent John Viola.

Liam Fox is set to be named Dundee United’s new boss.

Former Celtic kid Joshua Bradley-Hurst faces a 5,500 mile journey to train after being offered an unlikely international chance by Sri Lanka.

Former Homewood Artist Vanessa German Wins $250,000 Heinz Prize Thu, 22 Sep 2022 22:21:59 +0000

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Former Pittsburgher Vanessa German won a $250,000 award for her contribution to the visual arts. She is one of two artists selected nationally for the 2022 Heinz Awards.

German says she creates art not only to be admired, but also to bring about change.

“I believe in the power of art. It’s love to me,” she said. “Creativity saved my life, so I know deeply, intimately, that creativity is a sure force of power, and everything I do lives in that power…I want people to feel the work, that the work enters their life places, so that it awakens their own spaces of power, creativity and hope.

German is a self-proclaimed “citizen artist” who specializes in sculpture, painting, poetry, photography and performance art. Based until recently in Homewood, German has been providing spaces for art and creative expression in its neighborhood for over 10 years. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that she recently moved to North Carolina.

German is self-taught and his work often confronts racism, violence, homophobia and hatred, in an effort to express hope for healing, according to a press release announcing the award. She often refers to her sculptures as “figures of power” and constructs them from everyday objects found around her, such as mirrors, vintage figurines, toy weapons, African beads or cowrie shells. His work acknowledges the collective suffering of Black Americans while offering affirmation, protection and optimism. A strong focus on the female form guides much of her art.

German’s work can be found on his Instagram account and is also exhibited in museums across the United States, such as the Kasmin Gallery in New York.

Established in 1993, the Heinz Prize honors individuals who make extraordinary achievements in the arts, environment and economy – themes of central importance to its namesake, the late U.S. Senator John Heinz.

“The Heinz Awards recognize artists and creators who help us better understand the challenges of our culture,” said Teresa Heinz, President of the Heinz Family Foundation. “Vanessa’s bold and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as her community programs, clearly reflect this spirit, demonstrating not only a commitment to artistic excellence, but also work that draws viewers into an experience that is both confronting and healing.


  • Cauleen Smith — an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose experimental films, installations and multimedia works reflect on history and imagine possible futures.


  • Hilary Abell and Alison Lingane — co-founders of Project Equity, a non-profit organization leading the movement to create better jobs and a fairer economy by advancing the employee ownership business model.
  • Chrystel Cornelius — President and CEO of Oweesta Corporation, a community development financial institution that strives to return wealth and financial independence to Indigenous lands and peoples.


  • Anne Evens – Energy equity leader transforming energy efficiency improvements in affordable housing and CEO of Elevate, a nonprofit that ensures everyone has equal access to heat, power and water clean and affordable in their homes and communities.
  • Butler Rhett Ayers – founder and CEO of the non-profit global environmental science and conservation information platform Mongabay, which produces meticulously researched and evidence-based information and investigative articles.

How Long Beach’s Brown Paper Press Provides a Platform to Marginalized Voices – Daily Bulletin Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:06:37 +0000

It took author Cheryl E. Klein about seven years to write her first memoir.

It’s a deeply personal LGBTQ+ story about wanting to have a baby, but instead watched her perfectly planned life begin to fall apart after battling infertility, having a miscarriage, and have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Klein has published works of fiction in the past, but in this book she writes intimately about her own story, which was ultimately a story of hope and joy. Once completed, she sought out a freelance publisher who would truly understand the message behind her lyrics.

The author found what she was looking for in Long Beach, at a small, female-owned and operated publishing house called Brown Paper Press, which was co-founded by former local journalist Wendy Thomas Russell.

“From the first phone call I had with her, it was clear that we understood each other,” said Klein, whose new book, “Crybaby: Infertility, Illness and Other Things That Were Not the End of the World” , has been published. September 20. “She was excited about my writing and I felt like she was someone who was really into it and excited about it.”

It’s a book that fits perfectly with the goal Russell had in mind when she started her publishing house in 2014.

“My goal is to make a difference with the books I publish,” said Russell, who runs Brown Paper Press from his Long Beach home. “I’m very interested right now in posting marginalized voices and hearing from people who need and deserve a platform.”

Russell is a 49-year-old book lover who dreamed of being a novelist. Like many aspiring writers, Russell began his career as a journalist. Her time as a daily reporter ended at the Long Beach Press Telegram, where she covered the courts and special projects from 1998 to 2008, before going freelance for a few years.

It was after leaving daily journalism that she began working on her first book. It wasn’t a novel, but a memoir titled “Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious.”

“As I was finishing my full book, I started to learn more and more about the publishing industry and I had some disheartening experiences and got to know other authors who were also going through these experiences. “, she said.

This included publishers and publishing houses that ignored certain stories because they thought they could only appeal to a small audience.

“There’s a lot of us out there who run into ‘Oh, that’s too niche,'” Russell said. “They assume it’s not appealing to every person on the planet. These aren’t celebrity memoirs that will make a lot of money right away. So that made me think it would be good to publish books that may not feel like they have a large audience, but are definitely worth the effort and may be written by more marginalized voices.

Instead of shopping for her memoir, Russell decided to self-publish her first book – and Brown Paper Press was born.

Since then, Brown Paper Press has published nine books by various authors covering topics such as conversion therapy, a feminist guide for young girls, and a book of photographs on the American Romani community.

She found a supporter in Chris Giaco, owner of Page Against the Machine, a progressive bookstore in Long Beach that offers books from Brown Paper Press and hosts launch events for Russell authors.

“Our missions align very similarly. One of the store’s goals is also to give a voice to what have always been underrepresented or oppressed minorities,” Giaco said. “I think a press like Wendy’s is more vital than ever to make sure those voices don’t get lost.”

As well as giving writers a platform, Russell also edits all the books and helps shape the stories when needed. She also hires cover designers, negotiates with printers, and teams up with authors to market the books and helps organize book tours.

“There were a few things about Brown Paper Press that stuck with me,” Klein said. “First, the books they published had similar themes to mine: queer memoirs, parenting books. Another thing is that I felt like I knew I would be working with someone who knew how to sell this kind of book.

Meanwhile, Russell doesn’t feel like she’s publishing books, she feels like she’s on a literary mission.

“For me, it’s mostly about delivering socially relevant books with a progressive bent,” she said. “I want people to feel seen, understood and empowered. I want to reflect the lives of those struggling in this country and around the world and elevate those conversations.

For more information about Brown Paper Press, visit

Rockdale County to Host Electronic Recycling + Paper Shredding Event on October 8 – On Common Ground News Mon, 19 Sep 2022 23:21:59 +0000

ROCKDALE COUNTY – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is hosting the second electronic recycling and paper shredding events of 2022 for Rockdale residents and business owners on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the car park at 1400 Parker Road, Conyers

The free half-day event will provide the public with a place to safely dispose of and recycle old documents and electronics, regardless of their working condition. Due to other events in the area, attendees can access Parker Road from Flat Shoals Road or from Iris Drive to Royal Drive and Commercial Drive.

There is a maximum of 4 bank boxes per vehicle allowed for paper shredding, and participants must provide photo ID as proof of a county address for shredding and recycling. Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies will safely process all items on site under the close supervision of government personnel. Once the shredding truck is full, shredding services for the day will end.

A cash charge will apply to certain items for electronics recycling, including $25 each for TVs and CRT monitors. All other electronic devices can be recycled free of charge. Here is a list of accepted/not accepted items at the event.

All items brought to the event will be recycled and shredded on a first come, first served basis.


Paper shredding

Loose, folded or enveloped papers.

Electronic recycling

audio equipment Floppy disks RAM devices
Answering machines Gateways Receivers
Batteries (alkaline, lithium,

UPS, Ni-MH, Ni-CAD, car,

motorcycle, rechargeable, laptop)

GPS units Remotes
Blu-ray players Portable electronic games Repeaters
Bluetooth devices HDDs Routers
Business phones/systems HDDs SSD
Cable Listeners SD cards
Cable boxes Hospital equipment Satellite receiver box
Cameras (disposable, film, digital) Inkjet cartridges Scanners
CD player iPad Safety equipment
CD-ROM IT equipment Waiters
Mobile phones Keyboards Server cabinets
Charging cables Laptop Server racks
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· Imprint · Certified Putnam County Registration Document · Deadline Friday before publication · Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:23:37 +0000


East of Hudson Watershed Corporation Notice of Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in person at the EOHWC offices located at 2 Route 164, Patterson, NY 12563


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Putnam County Legislative Budget and Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the draft budget for the year 2023 on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m., or immediately following County Executive’s Budget Presentation to Committee, whichever comes first, at the Historic Courthouse, Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York.

that anyone interested can
review a copy of the draft
Budget for the year 2023 at
Office of the Clerk of the Putnam County Legislature, Room
321, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York, at any time during
regular business hours after October 3, 2022 or on the Putnam
County Finance Department
website at the end of the working day
October 4, 2022.
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
of the Org. filed NY Sec. of state
(SSNY) 09/09/22. Office at Putnam Co. SSNY design. agent
of LLC whose process can be
served. SSNY will mail the process to 39 West Dr., Mahopac,
NY 10541, which is also the
main place of business.
Purpose: Any legitimate purpose.
1751 TR. 6, LLC. Arts. of
Org. filed with the SSNY on
02/09/22. Office: Putnam
County. SSNY designated as
LLC agent on whom
process against it can be
served. SSNY will mail a copy
procedure at LLC, 30 Everett Road, Carmel, NY 10512.
Purpose: Any legitimate purpose.
of the Org. filed with the SSNY on
07/19/22. Office: Putnam County. SSNY appointed as agent for
the PLLC on who to deal with
against it may be served. SSNY
must send a copy of the process to
the PLLC, 220 5th Avenue, 11th
Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Subject: For the
exercise of the profession
Certified Clinical Social Work.
Backwoods plowing and

Landscaping LLC. Filed on 06/04/22.
Office: Putnam Co. SSNY
design as a process agent &
must mail to: 1233 Rte 311,
Patterson, NY 12563. Subject:
Barlen 311, LLC, arts of
Org. filed with the sec. of state
from New York (SSNY) 02/22/2022.
City: Putnam. SSNY design.
as an agent on whom to deal
against can be served and must
mail process at 1072 Route 311,
Patterson, NY 12563. General
LLC Articles of Org. filed NY
Second. of State (SSNY) 7/8/22.
Office at Putnam Co. SSNY
design agent of LLC who
procedure can be served. SSNY
must mail process to 34 Muradon Rd., Mahopac, NY 10541,
which is also the principal place of business. Objective: Any
lawful purpose.
Cimago Wellness LLC. Art.
of the Org. filed with the SSNY on
08/05/22. Office: Putnam County. SSNY appointed as agent
of the LLC on whom to deal
against it may be served. SSNY
must send a copy of the process to
LLC, 374 Drewville Road
Carmel NY 10512. Subject:
Any lawful purpose.
Happy Medium Properties,
LLC, Arts of Org. filed with
Second. of New York State (SSNY)
4/4/2022. City: Putnam. SSNY
conception as an agent on whom the lawsuit may be served &
must post the process to 60 Fassitt
Dr., Mahopac, NY 10541. General purpose.
Macchi Renovations LLC.
Filed with SSNY on 08/04/2022.
Formed in CT on 04/19/2022.
Office: Putnam County. SSNY
appointed as agent for the process
& must send to: 25 Geneva
Drive Carmel NY 10512.CT
SOS: 30 Trinity Street Hartford
Ct 06106. Subject: all legal.
DCF Interiors LLC filed
06/01/22 Office: Putnam Co.
SSNY appointed as agent for
process and send to: 107
Geymer Drive, Mahopac, NY
10541 Subject: all lawful
Roth Realty Group LLC
Filed 04/03/22 Office: Putnam
Co. SSNY appointed as agent
for the process and must send to: 12
Friendship Lane, Brewster, NY
10509 Subject: all lawful
Tub and Tile by Agron LLC
Filed 05/16/22 Office: Putnam Co. SSNY designated as
agent for process and mail
at: 69 Harvest Dr, Brewster, NY
10509 Subject: all lawful

Insightful Sanity
Council, filed with the PLLC
03/10/22 Office: Rockland Co.
SSNY appointed as agent for
process and send to: 74
Avenue Lafayette Suite 202-526,
Suffern, NY 10901 Subject:
mental health counseling
Notice of incorporation of
From Org. filed with SSNY on
06/04/2022. Office location:
Putnam County. SSNY appointed as LLC agent on
on whom the proceedings may be served.
SSNY will mail the process to 22
Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.
Notice of qualification of
Splash Car Wash Southeast
LLC. App. For Auth. filed with
Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on
08/02/22. Office Location: Putnam
County. LLC formed in Connecticut (CT) on 07/08/22. SSNY
appointed as agent of LLC
on whom lawsuit against
it can be served. SSNY must
mail process to CT address
of LLC: 472 Wheelers Farms
Road, Milford, CT 06461. Arts
of Org filed with CT Secy of
State, 165 Capital Ave, Ste
1000, Hartford, CT 06106.
Subject: any lawful activity.
DSL Formation Notice
Wood LLC. Articles of Incorporation filed with the New York Secretary of State on 08/05/2022. Office Location: Putnam County,
NY.. United States Company
Agents, Inc. (7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202, BROOKLYN, NY, 11228, USA) is the
appointed agent of DSL Wood
LLC on which the process can
be served. Subject: all lawful
act or activity.

Notice of incorporation of
3OaksWoodworking, LLC.
Arts. of the Org. filed with SSNY
on 06/20/2022 Office Location: Putnam County. SSNY
has been appointed as agent
on whom the process can be
served. Post office address
to which the SSNY will send
a copy of any proceedings against
the LLC has served on him
is US Corp. Agents, INC 7014
13th Avenue Suite 202, Brooklyn,
NY 11228. The LLC’s primary business address is 33
Orchard Court, Brewster, NY
10509. Subject: any lawful act
or activity.
Filed on 04/14/22. Office: Putnam
Co.SSNY design. as an agent of
process and send to: Katherine Alcoba, 104 Sunset Hill
Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.
Subject: General.
TF Qualification Notice
Opco Holding, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State
(SSNY) 8/12/22. Office location: Putnam County. SARL
trained in Delaware (DE) on
08/25/21. SSNY is designated as
agent of LLC on whom proceedings against it may be served.
SSNY will mail the process to: 28
Liberty St, NY, NY 10005.DE
address of the SARL: 1209 Orange
Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Cert. of Training filed with
DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901.
The name and address of the
Reg. AgentisCTCorporation
System, 28 Liberty St, NY, NY
10005. Subject: any lawful activity.LEGAL NOTICE
51 PROSPECT, LLC filed
Arts. of the Org. with the Sect’y
of the State of NY (SSNY) on

07/27/2022. Office: Putnam
County. SSNY has been appointed as agent for the LLC
who to sue
can be served and must send
process at: The LLC, PO Box
466, Patterson, NY, 12563. Subject: Any lawful act.
LLC. Arts. of the Org. filed with
the SSNY on 08/08/22.
Office: Putnam County.
SSNY appointed as agent for
the LLC on whom to deal
against it may be served.
SSNY will send a copy of the process to the LLC, 37
Commerce Drive, Carmel,
NY 10512. Purpose: Any legitimate purpose.
Lotto walk and snacks
LLC, Arts of Org. filed with
Second. of New York State (SSNY)
08/06/2022. City: Putnam. SSNY
conception as an agent on whom the lawsuit may be served &
mail the process to Edward L
Santalone, 1875 Rte. 6, Caramel,
NY 10512. General Purpose
Started with Stars, LLC Ranked
05/31/22 Office: Putnam Co.
SSNY appointed as agent
for the process and should send to: 31
Thunder Lake Road, Wilton, CT
06897 Subject: all lawful
Kenny’s Services LLC filed
06/28/22 Office: Rockland Co.
SSNY appointed as agent
for the process and must send to: 6
Argow Place, Nanuet, NY
10954 Subject: all lawful
Notice of incorporation of
LLC. Art. From Org. filed with the
NY State Section (SSNY)
on 11/17/21. Office in Putnam
County. SSNY has been appointed as agent for the LLC on

what lawsuit against her can be
served. SSNY will mail process to LLC, 319 MAIN ST
Purpose: Any legitimate purpose
Notice of Formation of Sportnbody LLC. Arts. From Org. deposit
with SSNY on 7/31/22. Desk
Location: Putman. SSNY designation.
as agent of LLC on whom
proceedings against may be served.
SSNY will send a copy of the process to: 12 Main St # 1049
Brewster, NY 10509. Subject:
Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF CREATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY XAMA ATHLETICA LLC. Arts. of the Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/14/22. Office: Putnam County. Designate SSNY as agent of the LLC on whom proceedings against it may be served. SSNY will mail a copy of the process to LLC, 21 Anton Drive, Carmel, NY 10512. Purpose: Any legitimate purpose.

NOTICE OF CREATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice of Incorporation of PL POWERWASHING, LLC Arts. of the Org. filed with Secy. of NY State (SSNY) on 09/06/22. Office location: Putnam County. main LLC office: 13 Yorkshire Rd., Patterson, NY 12563. SSNY appointed as agent of LLC on whom a lawsuit may be served. SSNY will mail the process to the LLC at princ. LLC office. Subject: Any lawful activity

NOTICE OF CREATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Last Child Aerosmith Experience, LLC Formation Notice. Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 2022-09-07. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY appointed as agent for the Limited Liability Company (LLC) on whom proceedings against it may be served. SSNY should mail the process to Last Child Aerosmith Experience, LLC: 235 Secor Road Mahopac NY 10541. Subject: Any legitimate purpose

NOTICE OF CREATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY BRUENN FAMILY HEALTH NP, PLLC Bylaws of the Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/1/22. Office at Putnam Co. SSNY design. LLC agent whose process can be served. SSNY will mail the process to 66 Morningside Dr., Patterson, NY 12563, which is also the principal place of business. Objective: practice the profession of family health nurse practitioner.

NOTICE OF CREATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Lake Shore Lifeguard Training LLC. Filed with SSNY on 09/09/2022. Office: Putnam County. SSNY appointed as agent for process and should mail to: 159 Lake Shore Drive Mahopac NY 10541. Subject: Any