What is common to a piano restorer, a marine biologist working with penguins, and a crossword setter?
All of them work in black and white.
On that premise, The Atlantic has published a series of documentaries featuring people whose work revolves around two-shade monochrome. The documentaries are beautifully filmed in black and white (what else), with interviews intercut with close-up montage shots.
Andrea Carla Michaels, a crossword setter for New York Times, is featured in the 2:35min film on creating crosswords. I love the crossword setter's response to the question: "How long does it take to make a puzzle?". I also love the cushion cover on her chair.
View the video:
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