Category: Dispatch

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    From Breadlines to Bling: Romania, 25 Years After the Revolution

    December 16, 2014 - 

    In December 1989 street protests toppled Romania’s Communist regime, establishing a liberal democracy in the place of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s notorious dictatorship. Dan Perjovschi’s witty drawings depict the bittersweet transition from poverty and scarcity to a consumerist society.  More
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    Y2K: Welcome to the Jungle

    December 9, 2014 - 

    The Y2K scare did not culminate in disaster, but it did bring to light our precarious dependence on technology. Mining his archive of Y2K ephemera, the artist Perry Chen showcases the media, cultural phenomena and thinkers that revealed our anxieties about an intricately networked world.  More
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    My Death Must Mean Something More: Justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown

    December 5, 2014 - 

    Sound artist Matana Roberts, musician Me’shell Ndegeocello and poet Staceyann Chin share a song of protest as activists fill the streets of U.S. cities, demanding police accountability.  More
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    Some of My Best Friends Are Scottish

    September 2, 2014 - 

    Frequenting his favorite London pubs, the English artist Paul Davis asked Scottish friends and strangers what they thought about the impending referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. He matched their responses to limned images of a few great Scots, lending some historical heft and a touch of ventriloquism to the project.  More
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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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    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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