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In that faraway time when Eospermatopteris and Archaeopteris were growing mere miles from Riverdale, there were many other critters living in the same neighborhood. more
Dan Harelick arrived home from his job as design director for an advertising agency, and realized a total creative hole in his being. At 45, he was content, but not happy. Nor fulfilled. more
There once was a bookstore on Riverdale Avenue that welcomed late novelist Toni Morrison. It was the same bookstore that sold Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” in the late ‘80s despite the dangers that involved (as evidenced by the firebombing of the offices this very paper). more
At first glance, Suzanne Hockstein seems like any other punk rock mom, with dyed hair and tattoos on her arms. In truth, her past could cover the whole history of mid- to late-20th century counter-culture, almost making it look hopeful, ecstatic and even energized for the future. more
Imagine spending an entire youth, adulthood and middle age doing a single craft. One that’s laborious, specialized and dangerous all at once. more
The past disappears rapidly, even when there is limitless visual and print media attesting to it. more
A recent audience was greeted by fifth-graders with something very important to share: Two major civil rights speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with selections by fellow activist and wife, Coretta Scott King. All in celebration of the civil rights icon’s birthday. more
With light from the sunset flowing through the studio window, Kymia Nawabi kneels before a wax mold of her own body, dragging the glinting teeth of a saw over the leg. Nawabi’s project focuses on the human body, decorating it with glittering, painted elements of nature, ranging from pinecones to simple sticks. She then makes armor out of it. more
What to make of “Timon of Athens”? Maybe Shakespeare was on the skids when he wrote it. You couldn’t exactly call 1607-09 a hot streak when “Coriolanus,” “Timon,” “Pericles” and “Cymbeline” first hit the boards. more
The late day sun illuminates a handmade curtain. A baby rests during a game of Candy Crush. A network of hands arranges dominoes on a table. These are all scenes from the lives of older Bronx residents documented in photographs exhibited for the first time at the Bronx Documentary Center. more
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