by Dustin Illingworth
MAY 2015 | Books
Part shaggy intellectual ruin, part holy text of urban theology, the German cultural critic Walter Benjamins unfinished magnum opus The Arcades Projecta kaleidoscopic study of 19th-century Parisian city lifeis perhaps best read as a kind of cipher or secret code wherein the metropolis itself is revealed to be the critical document of modernity.
by Eleanor J. Bader
DEC 13-JAN 14 | Local
Almost a century ago, in 1915, thousands of immigrant peddlers, forerunners of todays street vendors, marched through Brownsville to air their grievances. Their placards and banners raised their concerns: We Demand Our Right to the City Streets; Shall We Go Out and Steal?; Down with Fines.