Category: Op-Ed

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    Miley, Eric and Me: Basel’s Dazzle and the Dark Death Around Us

    December 18, 2014 - 

    The artist Mel Chin speaks to the uncanny experience of witnessing a VIP-only Miley Cyrus performance at Art Basel – Miami Beach as the Eric Garner grand jury decision provoked street protests across the nation.  More
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    Teddy Cruz to Ted Cruz:
    Tear Down That Wall

    November 3, 2014 - 

    In an open letter, the renowned urbanist urges the Republican senator to embrace immigration reform—and the creative intelligence of immigrant communities.  More
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    Jarvis Cocker: Do I Really Have to March?

    September 18, 2014 - 

    As climate activists prepare for the People’s Climate March, the singer/songwriter and journalist Jarvis Cocker has some advice: take to the streets, but rather than march, why not dance?  More
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    Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City

    September 15, 2014 - 

    Intervening in discussions about gentrification and placemaking, cultural activist Roberto Bedoya champions the creative resilience found in communities of color—and exemplified by the Chicano practice of Rasquachification—to suggest “placekeeping” as a strategy for advancing racial justice goals.  More
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    The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

    July 21, 2014 - 

    A product of the war on terror, Communications Management Units (CMUs) have cut hundreds of Americans—most of whom are Muslim—off from the outside world, often by labeling their acts of dissent “terrorism.”  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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