Monthly Archives: June 2018

(Hatred) Tender Age Internment Camps

It is entirely unclear which is the worse name to call these things. Are they “concentration camps” or “tender age shelters”? This is the searing picture on the front page of today’s New York Times. No words can quite match … Continue reading

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Jerry-rigged Church Space (Rescue Baptist Church)

Walking down W. 123rd Street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick, you are at first not sure what you are looking at. Illuminating a basic point made by Durkheim about the sacred, the only thing that distinguishes Rescue Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Harlem Green Space (New West 123rd Street Block Association Garden)

Harlem is full of community gardens that humanize the urban landscape and preserve it from developers. This one, the New West 123rd Street Block Association Garden, has a particularly lush layout with generous places to sit, places to plant, and … Continue reading

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Norman Street (Queens)

Norman Street in Queens is modest, low slung and leafy

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Philosopher & Abraham Lincoln (Leon Golub)

Two more figures, massive, bloody, and lacquered,  from Leon Golub’s shop of horrors.

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Philip Roth (Jewish)

Writing about Philip Roth in the New Yorker, Zadie Smith proffered that there is something “ancient and rabbinical” in Roth’s “attraction to paradox and imperfection.” That may or may not be true depending on what one means by either of … Continue reading

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Leon Golub Raw Nerve Radical Art

Leon Golub was a one-note painter of political art active in the 1960s. But on what an eviscerating note. Most interesting paintings are now on view at the Met Bruer. Anti-racist and anti-war, they are all of them epic in … Continue reading

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