Category Archives: The Front

Vampire Squids and the Mayors Who Love Them

Alicia Glen is in hot water again. The deputy mayor for housing and economic development, whose Goldman Sachs background often shines through in her public statements, is back in the news for calling city councilmembers “extremely confused and ill-informed and … 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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South Bronx Saviors or Sellouts?

For residents of today’s Bronx, the borough is at once a blighted place from which to escape, and a resilient community alive with creativity and resistance. And for some it’s both: somewhere to work to improve their own lot as well … Continue reading

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