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FIFA World Cup is usually a world bonding experience, not this time.

The World Cup Dilemma

World Cup soccer was designed as a celebration of global unity and diversity through sport, but not in 2022.

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with the Killington Cup trophy after winning the Slalom discipline at the FIS Ski World Cup at Killington, Vermont, on November 26, 2017. ©Mark D Phillips

The Queen of Killington

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to Vermont for the Heroic Killington Cup, scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend 2022, and it will be the last chance to see the US Women’s Alpine ski team compete on the East Coast of the US. Next year, the competition moves to Canada’s Mont Tremblant.

It's Time to go to Amsterdam: Story, photos and video by Mark D Phillips

Three Days in Amsterdam

Traveling to Amsterdam for fun seemed impossible not that long ago. A three day visit from New York brought back the old joy of visiting one of Europe’s greatest cities of art, water and fun. It’s a Beyond Brooklyn experience for everyone.

In July this year, New York made a momentous decision to ban smoking in all state-owned parks, beaches, and other public spaces in the city.

New York Upholds Smoking Ban in Public Parks and Beaches

Governor Kathy Hochul effectively prohibited the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in all state-owned beaches, boardwalks, marinas, playgrounds, recreation centers, and group camps. Individuals caught smoking in these designated areas will be penalized with a civil fine of $50.

Arthur Ashe at the US Open on August 30, 1992, proclaimed “Arthur Ashe Day" in New York City, Three months earlier he had announced his diagnosis with AIDS. ALL PHOTOS: ©Mark D Phillips

The Legacy of Arthur Ashe

On the 30th anniversary of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the annual Sportsball gala is returning to where it began — the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. It has been my honor to document this event for over twenty years, photographing titans of sports, art and entertainment. My favorite images? Watch 30 Years of Sportsball | Mark D Phillips

OCEANS & ODYSSEYS Rachael Talibart

Oceans & Odysseys: Rachael Talibart solo exhibition at Sohn Gallery

OCEANS & ODYSSEYS: Rachael Talibart; October 7 – February 6, 2023; Reception, Artist Talk, and Book Signing October 15, 2022. Reception & Book Signing 5:00 Artist talk 6:00 Please RSVP to 413-551-7353 or info@sohnfineart.com Exploring the turbulence and grace of the sea, British artist Rachael Talibart’s “OCEANS & ODYSSEYS” solo […]

Candlelight vigil on night of September 15, 2001, after the destruction of the Twin Towers. ©Mark D Phillips

Unity as we cried “Never Again”

Twenty-one years after planes flew into the World Trade Center, crashed into the Pentagon and into a field in Shanksville, Pa., the great promise that we once showed as people has been all but forgotten. Our unity has shattered. We are lost. At war with ourselves

Oscar yi Hou (born Liverpool, UK, 1998). Coolieisms, aka: Sly Son Goku turns 23, 2021. Oil on canvas, 30 × 24 in. (76.2 × 61 cm). Courtesy of James Fuentes LLC. © Oscar yi Hou. (Photo: Jason Mandella, courtesy of James Fuentes LLC)

East of sun, west of moon

East of sun, west of moon is a timely, focused exhibition of new works by UOVO Prize–winner Oscar yi Hou, composed of eleven recent paintings that primarily highlight queer Asian American subjects. The show opens October 14, 2022, shortly after the reopening of the Brooklyn Museum’s Arts of Asia galleries on September 30.