Category Archives: Art

Crown Jewels of the Tenements: Demetrius Oliver’s Ascending Visions

If you’re wandering through one of the city’s old low-horizon neighborhoods, you might glimpse—near the occasional long-dead TV aerial or defunct clothesline pulley—a vent turbine. Silvery-bright, these spherical fans catch any passing breeze and pull hot air out of attics … Continue reading

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LaToya Ruby Frazier Explores Community, Corrosion, and the Flint Water Crisis

In early 2016, the photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier spent five months in Flint, Michigan. The city — a deindustrialized shell long past its automotive glory days — was reeling from the water crisis that began two years before, when a … Continue reading

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Drink: Drinking With Archibald Motley

The New Career (center) and the Harlem (right). January 29, 2016 By ROSIE SCHAAP Last fall, I went to the Whitney Museum of American Art to see the exhibition ‘‘Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.’’ I found myself spellbound by a … Continue reading

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