Russell Rutledge

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Photo Tip: All About Portraits

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> What’s your advice for taking the best portraits?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Two words: light and lens.<p>Though any light source can work, the most flattering portraits are usually made in what is called open shade. Open shade can be found almost anywhere out of direct sunlight.<p>…

Watching Wal-Mart at Midnight

<i>This comment from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been making the rounds on blogs and newswires the past few days. It says it all about the state of the tepid U.S. recovery. The Journal’s Al Lewis wrote about it yesterday.</i><p><i>Bill Simon, CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, at a Goldman Sachs conference last</i> …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Golden Dawn gathers strength as Greeks desert traditional parties

It wasn't just that their symbols looked like swastikas. Or that thousands of Greek flags filled the marble square beneath the Acropolis. Or that …