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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

    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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