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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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    Edwidge Danticat: The Price of Sugar

    May 5, 2014  —  

    To accompany artist Kara Walker’s first large-scale public project, A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory from May 10 to July 6, novelist Edwidge Danticat explores labor conditions on contemporary sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic.  More
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    Christian State, Woo-hoo! Jewish State, Yay! Muslim State, Boo!

    May 2, 2014  —  

    In the wake of the collapsed U.S.-led talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, comedian Negin Farsad asks why Americans accept the idea of a Jewish state but object to a Muslim state.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    There was something natural, even inevitable, about birthing a platform for artists to weigh in on the news at Creative Time—an organization that has been commissioning artists to engage with urgent social and political issues since its inception four decades ago.

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