Lightning In The Hand

NYC-based filmmaker Joey Grossfield turns to Kickstarter to fund his indie Western film

“It is American mythology—Westerns are our Greek mythology,” says Joey Grossfield, director, writer and producer of “Lighting In The Hand,” an independent film currently seeking financing on Kickstarter. Taking a turn in a different direction than that of his previous work self-producing short films based in NYC, the multidisciplinary filmmaker has turned to the crowd-funding site to help bring his latest project to fruition. Driven …

A New American Picture

Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View

If photographer Doug Rickard had been able to get away from his daily life and go on the great American road trip like he wanted to, he might never have created the subtly powerful, deeply moving and award-winning images in the collection “A New American Picture.” Because he was unable to travel, Rickard sought other ways to see the country. He went online a lot, …

Root

Organic liquor blending tradition and innovation

It’s not a new product, but for the first time Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction’s signature liquor, Root, is available outside of creator Steve Grasse’s home state of Pennsylvania. Art in The Age, which hosts a retail store in Philadelphia, is a brand named after Walter Benjamin’s landmark 1936 essay, “Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction,” the themes of which Grasse tried …