Picasso as Anti-FascistBy Dore Ashton
Most of the commentary about Picasso, and most especially about his activism once the Spanish Civil War broke out, seems to suggest that this political action was unusual. But Picasso was a born anti-fascist; it was in his blood.
Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo
The following are samples of the approximately 50 drawings currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Fort Greene.
Iraq in Fragments: James Longley with Williams Cole
James Longley talks to Williams Cole about his new documentary, the experience of working as a filmmaker in a warzone, and the disastrous impact of the American invasion on ordinary Iraqis.
Woodward at WarBy Nicholas Jahr
Most of the reviewers of State of Denial have been polite enough not to mention how Woodward’s shifting perspective neatly mirrors Bush’s poll numbers.
From Mexico City to Brooklyn: Carmen BoullosaBy Alina Reyes
“My Brooklyn neighborhood fascinates me as an almost prototypical city, with people from all over the world living together in a small place,” explains Boullosa.
Remembering Brad WillBy Kate Crane
Everyone knew Brad, and pretty much everyone dug him. Tall, scruffy, a little stinky and a lot gorgeous, he hummed with infectious optimism; he radiated joy.
Excerpt from The Uncomfortable DeadBy Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II
That theres what El Sup told me, and I just looked at him to see if he was joking or what. Cause the thing is, El Sup sometimes mixes things up and jokes with the city folk like hes talking to us, or he jokes with us like hes talking to the city folk. ...
Memories of Sontag: From an Ex-Pats DiaryBy Harriet Sohmers Zwerling
These journal excerpts written by one of Sontags former lovers while the two were living together in Paris and traveling around Europe provide a fascinating, not always complementary perspective on the writers personality as a young, insecure, painfully vulnerable American girl abroad.