Washington, DC Chip Somodevilla/Getty
A truck with a digital billboard parks in front of the newly opened Trump International Hotel
I appreciate the relentlessly juvenile character of this Trump protest. As a writer, I struggle with the Donald Trump presidential candidacy and the urge to respond in kind to its debasement of political and media culture (I also admit to having succumbed to this urge on several occasions). But one is forced to make choices when protesting Trump and his new hotel at the Old Post Office building in Washington, DC. You could point out the many lawsuits circling the project and the fact that the anti-immigrant candidate employed undocumented construction workers to finish the project. Alternately, you could render Trump's face as a butt in the style of the iconic Obama "Hope" poster and have him fart an expletive. These protesters have opted for the latter, and I can't bring myself to fault them.
–Simon Maloy, politics writer
Jerusalem Hazem Bader/Getty
A Palestinian man plays with a kid outside the Dome of the Rock as they mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha
This week, Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. In this photo, we see a Palestinian man tossing a young boy into the air outside of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, located in Jerusalem's Old City. How weightless the boy appears in this photo — he looks as light as a feather. How exhilarating that feeling is of flying through the air. And the man's face trained on the boy, concentrating on the literal and figurative gravity of this act. It's a kinetic reminder of the joy and the terror of surrendering to faith of any kind, and what it feels like to know that your fate isn't necessarily in your own hands.
–Erin Keane, culture editor
Paris Eric Feferberg/Getty
A model has her hair dressed during the International Hairdressing Show
More often than not, when I tell people I work for Salon, they think I write about hairstyling and wonder why I don't have a better haircut. I cannot afford a better haircut.
–Brendan Gauthier, assistant editor
Santiago, Chile Carlos Vera/Reuters
A demonstrator looks at a riot policeman during a protest marking the country's 1973 military coup
It's easy to dismiss the humanity of the opposition, to view those on the other side of the most strongly felt issues as a faceless entity. But in this moment in which a protestor and policeman lock eyes, their antagonism may be evident, but their purposeful determination to truly see and been seen by each other is as well.
–Mary Elizabeth Williams, culture writer