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    Emily Jacir: Letter From Roma

    “What’s left of the Left in Italy?” This question led Emily Jacir through archives in Italy, where she discovered films made in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, and found herself reflecting on parallel processes of historical amnesia in Italy and Palestine.  More
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    Meet the Million Migrant Workers Living Beneath Beijing’s Streets

    Former bomb shelters are now home to countless young migrants seeking to save rent as they forge a new life in the Chinese capital. In this intimate video portrait, co-published with Al Jazeera America, a 21-year-old Mongolian street peddler shows off his underground apartment and shares his dreams of making it big as an actor in Beijing.  More
  • Syria: This Is Not a “Civil War”

    Syria: This Is Not a “Civil War”

    Syrian artist Jaber Al Azmeh speaks to the dangers of using the label “civil war” instead of “revolution” when discussing the ongoing crisis in Syria.  More
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    A Different Type of Beauty:
    Painter Mickalene Thomas Eulogizes Her Late Mother

    Artist Mickalene Thomas commemorates the life of her late mother, whose conviction and resilience inspired Thomas to make a series of paintings and photographs in tribute to “Mama Bush.”  More
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    Notes from Tehran: Art in the Time of Sanctions

    As officials hammer out a nuclear agreement, artist and curator Sohrab Kashani explains the challenges of living under economic sanctions that touch business, health, and creative life in Iran.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    In this month’s Editor’s Letter, Marisa Mazria Katz talks with two artist/educators about realistic and meaningful ways to engage at-risk youths in creative practice, and about a recent project that reinforced the need for flexibility.


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