Alexander Massialas of the U.S. Olympics fencing team
Julie Zetlin of the U.S. Olympics rhythmic gymnastics team
Hyleas Fountain of the U.S. Olympics track-and-field team
Joe Klamar, chief photographer for Agence France Presse, created a minor online skirmish with his portraits of American Olympics team members, including swimmer Michael Phelps, gymnast Julie Zetlin and boxer Errol Spence. Some saw the gritty, hastily staged shots—snapped in May, at the U.S. Olympics Media Summit in Dallas, Texas—as an affront to the dignity of our Olympians; others praised Klamar for showing us the human side of these awe-inspiring (and widely photographed) athletes. See which side of the controversy you fall on at the powerHouse Arena, where Klamar's images will be on view Friday 27 through September 4.
There's more to Welsh food than cheese-clogged rarebit, a fact owner Illtyd Barrett holds dear to at this Cobble Hill spot, named for Wales’ folk legend of the sunken kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod. Partnering with his brother Dominic and executive chef Tom Coughlan (Txikito, La Vara, Seamstress), the proud Welshman touts his home country by placing mythological artwork and photos of a petrified Welsh forest throughout the 50-seat pub, which also sports a Wales-specific lending library. In the kitchen, Coughlan borrows and tweaks recipes from Barretts’ mother, such as steamed mussels with brandy-soaked pork belly, roasted hake in a tomato-butter sauce, and meatballs with peas in onion gravy. House cocktails, available at a 700-year-old hemlock-topped bar that Barrett handcrafted himself, remain on theme with options like the Seithennyn, made with house-made seaweed oil and kelp bitters.