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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:49 PM

This week's The New Yorker cover: Kadir Nelson's "Heat Wave"



As August comes to an end, so, we hope, do the more suffocating days of summer. Kadir Nelson’s latest cover takes in one such day, along with the small joys—an open window, a Popsicle—that help us survive it. We recently talked to Nelson about how he sees the season.

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In your image, the air-conditioning is down or nonexistent. Are people at the window an important part of city life for you?

I remember an image from a Spike Lee movie of a woman leaning out of her brownstone window. It reminded me of a well-known photograph by Gordon Parks with a similar subject. Elderly women leaning out of the window and surveying the neighborhood is a familiar sight in the city. They were the original neighborhood watch, keeping an eye out for trouble.



https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2019-09-02?utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=tny&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social&mbid=social_twitter




I adore Kadir Nelson's work. If you have children/grandchildren:



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Reply This week's The New Yorker cover: Kadir Nelson's "Heat Wave" (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 27 OP
demmiblue Aug 27 #1
elleng Aug 27 #3
handmade34 Aug 27 #5
Lochloosa Aug 27 #8
warmfeet Aug 27 #11
Crunchy Frog Aug 27 #12
TNNurse Aug 27 #7
lunatica Aug 27 #2
marybourg Aug 27 #4
procon Aug 27 #6
panader0 Aug 27 #9
lame54 Aug 27 #10
masmdu Aug 27 #13
UniteFightBack Aug 27 #14
ZZenith Aug 28 #15

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. This, too, also:




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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. Oh THANK her!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:59 PM

5. Shirley Chisholm

was my 1st hero

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:45 PM

8. This old white guy loved her.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:59 PM

11. This old white guy concurs.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:00 PM

12. First presidential candidate I ever supported. When I was nine.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:35 PM

7. That photo of her with Shirley's portrait made me very happy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:58 PM

2. It depicts the quintessential New York City

When photos like this are shown you know it’s about NYC.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. She doesn't look like an elderly woman to me.

She looks about 50 to me. And yes, I grew up in N.Y. before air conditioning, and windows were central to life. Sometimes we even climbed out of them and sat - even slept - on the fire escape.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:08 PM

6. Striking image.

The woman is so regal looking, even with sweat glistening on her skin, she has a majestic aire with her glowing neon colored popsicle as her royal scepter.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:48 PM

9. Dig it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:56 PM

10. Reminds me of the art from Good Times...

Dont know who did J.J.'s paintings but they were great

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Response to lame54 (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:24 PM

13. Ernie Barnes

Fellow North Carolinian. My students in elementary school art class love learning about him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Barnes

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Response to lame54 (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:45 PM

14. They were DY-NO-MITE! nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:55 AM

15. That is a stunningly beautiful piece of art.

It succeeds on so many levels.

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