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    Jean-Euphèle Milcé:
    To Drink My Sweet Body

    May 9, 2014  —  

    Poet and novelist Jean-Euphèle Milcé evokes the harrowing condition of cultivating sugar from the perspective of a Haitian plantation worker, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Shailja Patel: Unpour

    May 8, 2014  —  

    Writer and performer Shailja Patel dissects the ethical and racialized implications of refining sugar, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Ricardo Cortés: The Act of Whitening

    May 7, 2014  —  

    Writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés presents a series of drawings referencing sugar, the slave labor central to its historic manufacture and the blue delft iconography of its early distributors.  More
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    Comrade Kots:
    A Poem by Kirill Medvedev

    May 6, 2014  —  

    On the anniversary of massive protests in Moscow ahead of Vladimir Putin’s third presidential inauguration, the writer and labor activist Kirill Medvedev shares a poem whose title derives from a nickname he was given by Russia’s secret police agency, the FSB.  More
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    Tracy K. Smith: Photo of Sugar Cane Plantation Workers, Jamaica, 1891

    May 6, 2014  —  

    Poet Tracy K. Smith responds to a historic photograph of Jamaican sugar plantation workers, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Mary Lampson, a co-director of the groundbreaking 1976 documentary Underground, reflects on her experience interviewing fugitive members of the Weather Underground for a film that resonates with present-day concerns about war, surveillance, police brutality and the punishment of dissent.

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