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The Magazine: 26th Anniversary Issue – The Portraits of Todd Franson

From Ian McKellen to Earline Budd, from Ron Simmons to Nancy Pelosi, we feature 126 amazing portraits captured by our longtime photographer.

To celebrate our 26th Anniversary, Metro Weekly highlights the work of Todd Franson, who as both its central photographer and longest-serving art director, has helped to define the magazine’s visuals. In this special commemorative issue, we interview Todd and showcase 126 of his portraits from 1996 to 2020. Featured subjects include Sir Ian McKellen, NMAC’s Paul Kawata as Madame Butterfly, both Dixie and Lynda Carter, Kathleen DeBold, Christine Baranski, Ed Bailey, Frank Kameny, Andrew Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Gold, Ron Simmons, Judy Shepard, Earline Budd, Terrence McNally, Mike Rogers, Randy Harrison, June Crenshaw, Edward Albee, Holland Taylor, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Congressman Barney Frank, Dave Perruzza as Carrie, Francesca Zambello, Maulik Pancholy, Michael Kahn, Mara Keisling, Michael Urie, John Waters, Brian Sims, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Plus many, many more, all in an easily viewable full-page format.

The issue also includes a look at what the Red Hook Bakery is doing, how the Shakespeare Theatre’s Simon Godwin is coping with COVID, and reviews of the film Clementine and JoJo’s new album, Good to Know.

The magazine is fully interactive! Watch for yellow highlights marking areas where you can click for more information on advertisers or content.

You are also free download this issue to your computer or tablet for offline reading. The icon is between the Share and Audio buttons.

Click on the cover below to start reading now!

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Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.

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