The Collyer Brothers of Harlem

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Two years after the Collyers’ arrival, African-Americans began settling in Harlem in large numbers. By 1925, Harlem had been transformed from an upper-middle-class white suburb into the center of African-American life. But while nearly all the other white folks left, the Collyers did not. Dr. Collyer died in 1923; Mrs. Collyer in 1929. Their sons [&hellip
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Down, Pat

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

"The John Anderson?" Buchanan asked. Yes, the caller said, confirming he was indeed the last Republican presidential candidate who bolted from the party to run as a non-Republican. He then blasted Buchanan’s anti-internationalist foreign policy views. In 1980 Anderson, a liberal/moderate Republican congressman from Illinois, left the GOP in the middle of the primaries when [&hellip
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American Art for Dummies

Written by Christian Viveros-Faune on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Things were, certainly, quite different once. "The American Century," Henry Luce wrote in his now famously bombastic Time editorial, "[will be] a vision of America as a world power which…will guide us to the authentic creation of the 20th Century–our Century." Incredibly, Luce’s chauvinistic prediction came true. By the 50s and 60s, America led on [&hellip
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Harmony Korine, Maimed For His Art

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Q&A with Harmony Korine Despite a tendency to speak to the press in the most highfalutin’ critical language, about “my films,” Korine is down to earth and unpretentious. He’s unguardedly earnest about movies and, perhaps because he’s had the opportunity to make his own since he was 22, exhibits none of the bitterness and disillusion [&hellip
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Sin Eruptions

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I’m not. I’m not crazy. Believe me when I say that. These people are sorely mistaken. Still, though, I’ve been getting a lot of strange looks lately when I start telling people about these weird, lumpy, fleshy eruptions I’ve been experiencing on my body. Maybe they’re all just looks of disgust or "why must he [&hellip
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