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All Bartholomew Bland can see at the Lehman College Art Gallery is money. It’s everywhere. It’s plastered on the walls and even hanging in one of the rooms as kites. Sometimes Bland even encounters money from other countries. That’s because cash rules all in the gallery’s latest exhibition, “Mediums of Exchange,” a two-part exhibition with the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center at 81 Barclay St. Lehman’s portion of the exhibit is on display through May 4 at 250 Bedford Park Blvd., while BMCC’s runs through March 30. more
Sarina Prabasi always felt like an observer of American politics, until she became a U.S. citizen — just in time for the 2016 presidential election. more
Mary Seacole was a revolutionary, a Jamaican who dreamed of vaulting confines of race and class and make her mark as a “doctress” on the battlefields of the Crimean War. Playwright … more
Despite recent moderating temperatures here in Riverdale, our recent cold snap is still a searing memory. Fortunately, we humans can retreat into warm homes and heavy clothing, but how do animals cope? more
Tragedy has a way of flattening people into one dimension. Survivors are often referred to by the cataclysmic events that have shaped their lives. Yet, people are more than a tragedy. Time passes, and wounds heal. With considerable effort, communities can move past their traumas. more
“Kalaniyot” was the signature song of the wildly popular Israeli singer Shoshana Damari, who died in 2006. more
During her years at The Riverdale Press, Gretchen McHugh found ways to be first on the scene, and capture the sights — and emotions — before time could sweep them away. more
As I wrote previously, I attended an extraordinary symposium on sustainability last November at the New York Botanical Garden. It was called “Cultivating a New Garden Ethic,” and if I have piqued your curiosity sufficiently, it can be viewed in its entirety online at tinyurl.com/SustainNYBG. more
Robin Hammond found himself at a crossroads in 2014. The photographer was working on assignment in Lagos, Nigeria, when he heard about five young men arrested for “committing gay acts” in northern Nigeria. Hammond wanted a better understanding of what they were going through, so he sought them out. more
More than 200 works of art from the hands and mind of Kevin McDowell fill his Sedgwick Avenue studio space. more
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