Category: Dispatch

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    Running Orders: A Poem for Gaza

    July 28, 2014 - 

    More than 1,000 Palestinians—the vast majority of them civilians—have been killed during Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which is home to roughly 1.8 million Palestinians. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem conveys the harrowing experience of receiving Israeli warnings of imminent strikes and having nowhere to run.  More
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    The Cloud Is Not the Territory

    May 20, 2014 - 

    Arguing that the public has a right to understand internet infrastructure, artist Ingrid Burrington visits “the cloud”—the data centers of northern Virginia through which two-thirds of internet traffic currently circulates.  More
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    Postcards from Venezuela

    April 21, 2014 - 

    As violent anti-government protests rage on in Venezuela, artist Esperanza Mayobre shares a set of postcards with images, anecdotes and reports she describes as “stories told to myself in order to explain my lost country.”  More
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    Whose Art Thou? On a Few Discursive Aspects of Russia’s Military Intervention

    April 21, 2014 - 

    The Saint Petersburg-based poet Pavel Arsenyev dissects the ambiguous rhetoric surrounding Russia’s invasion of Crimea.  More
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    A Different Type of Beauty:
    Painter Mickalene Thomas Eulogizes Her Late Mother

    February 24, 2014 - 

    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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    Editor's Letter

    Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist John Hulsey about a recent action he helped organize, in which members of the Boston community group City Life/Urbana Vida occupied a vacant house and an open radio frequency to push for affordable housing.

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