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NYC vs. First Amendment

In the “new” New York City, the fight against commercialization of public space can sometimes seem as effective as inserting a needle into the belly of a whale.

Express In Conversation

HOWARD ZINN with Theodore Hamm

Brooklyn native Howard Zinn is the author of more than 20 works of American history, including A People’s History of the United States and, most recently, Terrorism and War (Seven Stories) and Emma (South End), a play about the anarchist Emma Goldman.

Art In Conversation

Mira Schor with Joan Waltemath

Mira Schor is a painter and writer. She is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture, and the co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism.

Art In Conversation

Ultra Violet with John Merchant

“Well I guess it was my own revolution— internal revolution. You know I disagreed with the hypocrisy of society and I disagreed with my Catholic upbringing and I disagreed with everyone. . . . It was sort of natural that I met Warhol— you know in the ’60s you met everybody, so I was doomed to meet Warhol.”

Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party
Brooklyn Museum of Art

Twenty-two years after its blockbuster opening at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1979, Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” has been donated and permanently installed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

William Phillips 1907-2002

Anyone who is remotely familiar with the history of New York intellectual life, especially from the 1930’s onward, will associate the name William Phillips with the legendary Partisan Review, otherwise known to some as P.R.

Who’s Afraid of Atom Egoyan

When I interviewed Atom Egoyan in 1999, he hesitated to tell me about Ararat, the new project he was poised to announce, which addresses the Turkish Empire’s genocide of Armenians in 1915.

Editor's Message

We’ve only Just Begun…

I would say that I’m ready to lay down my sword and shield, except that I own neither. I also could serve up a cliché about pens and swords, but it seems totally irrelevant.


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