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Dark Passages

by Isabel Ortiz | Jul 15, 2016 | Culture, Media

Marey’s “fusile photographique”   In the late fifties, Diane Arbus spent summers skulking around Coney Island movie theatres and taking pictures of projections. In her ensuing image series, film noir vamps growled and sneered at her with the same ferocity as her subjects often did. “Onscreen woman with hoop earrings and a gun” (1958), on […]

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A Torturer’s Confessions

by Hannah Gold | Jul 13, 2016 | Books

USAF Photo by SSGT Jacob N. Bailey    On May 16, journalist Michael Isikoff reported that the CIA inspector general’s office, the agency’s internal watchdog, admitted to “mistakenly” destroying its only copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s infamous 6,700-page torture report. While another copy is reported to exist elsewhere in the agency, little else is […]

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13 Ways of Looking at Trump

by Dave Denison | Jun 29, 2016 | Media, Politics

Image Credit: Marc Nozell   Can anyone capture the essence of Donald Trump? What, if anything, is at his core? Journalists have been trying to define Trump ever since his rise to prominence in New York in the 1970s. And since his presidential campaign accelerated last fall, the takes on Trump have multiplied exponentially. There’s no […]

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Sight Unseen

by Maya Binyam | Jun 9, 2016 | Books, Politics

Trayvon Martin’s father Tracy Martin and mother Sybrina Fulton speak at a protest in New York City. Photo Credit: David Shankbone   When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, 2.7 million Americans had their eyes on LeBron James. It was the night of the NBA’s 2012 All-Star game. LeBron scored 36 points, with six rebounds and seven assists. […]

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Blueprint for a Divided City

by Naomi Gordon-Loebl | Jun 1, 2016 | Books, Politics

  Mitchell Duneier’s Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea is not so much a full history of the ghetto as a place as it is an intellectual history of those who have studied it. Duneier profiles four black social scientists and community leaders who engaged with the physical spaces frequently […]

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