Lance Richardson Writer & Photographer

Reportage

AS BROADWAY GENTRIFIES, ACTORS SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS

 An agreement between Manhattan real estate developers and Broadway theater owners turns sour.

[via The Village Voice]

AN IRISH PROBLEM

PART I: Once a taboo subject, a 32 year-old abortion ban is now becoming a major talking point in the run-up to Ireland’s general election.

PART II: As pressure mounts to repeal the ban, the role of international donors and organizers is coming under scrutiny. 

[via Al Jazeera]

BEACHCOMBER

An exiled asylum seekers reflects on a life lived on beaches in Iran and Australia.

[via The New Yorker]

TURNING BRIDGES INTO MUSIC

Di Mainstone has used an invention she calls the Human Harp to turn bridges around the world into giant instruments.

[via The New Yorker]

A VERY EFFICIENT WEAPON

Young, homeless, and transgender in New York City: A marginalized troupe takes center stage in the fight against oppression.

[via Slate]

SOUTH SIDE STRAIGHT TALK

A day after Chicago authorities released video of a brutal police shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old, a woman who works to keep youths out of gangs talks frankly about race and policing.

[via The New York Times / Women in the World]

HOW DO YOU MAKE A WILD ANIMAL?

A breeding facility in upstate New York seeks to overcome a seeming paradox to manufacture wild wolves.

[via Slate]

THE ART OF BOYLESQUE

Despite recognition and a rising public profile, boylesque remains stubbornly subversive, enlisting circus tricks, acrobatics, shameless costumes, and “genderfuck” to push the boundaries of what it means to be a man.

[via New York Magazine]

DOES NEW YORK NEED COYOTES?

Coyotes may be wily, even virtually invisible, but they’re changing our cities. 

[via Slate]

THE HOTELIER

The concept of boutique hotels has become meaningless, says Ian Schrager, the very man who invented it. 

[via Gourmet Traveller]

INDUSTRIAL RESOLUTION

Redundant power stations, derelict factories, and even an abattoir: These are the new powerhouses of creativity around the world, attracting the rich, the artistic, and the just plain curious. 

[via Virgin Voyeur]

BOTH EYES ON THE FUTURE

The next generation of eyeglasses will let you see anything, anywhere.

[via The Australian Financial Review]

WHEELS OF CHANGE

Economical, eco-friendly, fun: Since its invention 200 years ago, the humble bike has changed lives.

[via Virgin Voyeur]