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Scenes: Barcelona

Scene 7: Barcelona, Spain 410. Barcelona, Spain. “Occupy and Resist” 411. Barcelona, Spain. Cat occupying and possibly resisting. 412. Barcelona, Spain. The view from Park Guell. 413. Barcelona, Spain. Alice in Wonderland-esque walkway in Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell. 414. Barcelona, … Continue reading

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The Greatest City in America?

When it comes to death by gun, Detroit and New Orleans remain the two most murderous cities in America. The good news of 2013, however, is that in comparison to the year prior, both of these cities saw a significant … Continue reading

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Scenes: Lisbon

Scene 5: Lisbon, Portugal 359. Lisbon, Portugal. Che Guevara’s silhouette accompanied by the line, “Too much conscious kills action.” 360. Lisbon, Portugal. Finite real estate. 361. Lisbon, Portugal. 362. Lisbon, Portugal. Welcome to one of the most unfortunate realities of travel … Continue reading

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Silencio en la Calle

One fine day in September of 1973, a right-wing military junta overthrew the government of democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende. With swift efficiency, leaders in the Chilean military used their nation’s Air Force to bomb the presidential palace – … Continue reading

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2 + 2 = 3 Here

I don’t know who he is, but I admire him quite a bit. There is a graffiti artist in Newark, rumored to be a man in his 30’s or 40’s. Many elements of the story of who he is and … Continue reading

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Promises Kept in Passaic

In the spring of 2011, the Passaic Police Department held an evening community meeting at Public School #8. Foreshadowing a gang-related stabbing that would take place in the school’s parking lot several weeks later, (see post 4 Leaders 4 Love … Continue reading

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4 Leaders 4 Love 4 Loyalty 4 Life

A group of about eight to ten of them had gathered in a circle outside. Black hooded sweatshirts, black New Era hats, that was normal. But now most of them were also adorning black bandanas, worn in the style of … Continue reading

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A Suitable Location

“Fifty Double Hands Of Powder, One Hundred Bars Of Lead, Twenty Axes, Twenty Coats, Ten Guns, Twenty Pistolls, Ten Kettles, Ten Swords, Four Blanks, Four Barrells Of Beer, Ten Pairs Of Breeches, Fifty Knives, Twenty Howes, Eight Hundred And Fifty … Continue reading

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Free Snowman

As the warm summer air finally graces the North, so too does the thick smell of marijuana smoke as one drives with windows down through Newark’s West Ward. But before you find yourself tempted to make a judgmental quip, consider … Continue reading

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Welcome To Our Neighborhood

Aristotle wrote, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” To be charitably terse, Newark, NJ, is a city in which the “outward appearance of things” is rather dim. From abandoned … Continue reading

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