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    Meet the Million Migrant Workers Living Beneath Beijing’s Streets

    January 24, 2015 - 

    Former bomb shelters are now home to countless young migrants seeking to save rent as they forge a new life in the Chinese capital. In this intimate video portrait, co-published with Al Jazeera America, a 21-year-old Mongolian street peddler shows off his underground apartment and shares his dreams of making it big as an actor in Beijing.  More
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    Why Do We Expect Artists to Work for Free? Here’s How We Can Change the System

    December 2, 2014 - 

    Only 10 percent of arts graduates make a living from their creative practice. Artist William Powhida maps the institutional structures that keep most artists broke, and shares strategies for spreading the wealth.  More
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    Why Talk Feminism in World of Warcraft?

    November 20, 2014 - 

    #Gamergate isn’t just about sexism in virtual worlds—who we are online is who we are IRL. Artist Angela Washko creates spaces for unfiltered conversations about gender to emerge in one of the decade’s most popular multiplayer games.  More
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    They Take Care of Our Loved Ones, But Who Takes Care of Them?

    October 7, 2014 - 

    Despite the essential labor they perform, domestic workers lack basic workplace protections, a fact the artist Marisa Jahn underscores as she mobilizes workers across the country with her NannyVan.  More
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    “What Is Common to All of Us?” Redefining Black Male Identity

    September 23, 2014 - 

    Drawing from his collaborative transmedia project “Question Bridge: Black Males,” the artist Hank Willis Thomas examines the racial context of the 2012 killing of Jordan Davis as the man who shot the 17-year-old Florida resident, Michael Dunn, is retried for murder.  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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