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Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.

Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle. WASHINGTON — Has any American spent more of her career flinging her arms up in shock and elation than Oprah Winfrey? Maybe — maybe — certain long-suffering and…

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New Parks Sprout Around New York

New Parks Sprout Around New York If New York appears a little greener this summer, it is no mirage.

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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with…

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Harriet Tubman on the $20? Trump’s Treasury Dept. Won’t Commit

Harriet Tubman on the $20? Trump’s Treasury Dept. Won’t Commit WASHINGTON — President Trump has tried to undo as many Obama-era policies as possible during his first 500 days in office, but his administration has remained curiously circumspect…

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As Calls for Action Crescendo, de Blasio Takes On Segregated Schools

As Calls for Action Crescendo, de Blasio Takes On Segregated Schools But the politics around the issue have changed, and with his re-election behind him, Mr.

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A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching

A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Arthur St. Clair, a minister, was lynched in Hernando County, Florida, in 1877 for performing the wedding of a black man and white woman. Fred Rochelle, 16,…

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Finding Your First Apartment

Finding Your First Apartment Of the many new arrivals who pour into New York City each spring with new degrees, new jobs, or simply new life plans, Patrick Laflamme thought that he would be in a fairly good…

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Fantastical Cityscapes of Cardboard and Glue at MoMA

Fantastical Cityscapes of Cardboard and Glue at MoMA The visionary Congolese artist speaks of both beauty and the harsh realities of life in his Jetsonian cardboard cityscapes. The Congolese polymath Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948-2015) wasn’t shy about his…

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New York Public Housing Set to Get Federal Monitor and $1 Billion in Repairs

New York Public Housing Set to Get Federal Monitor and $1 Billion in Repairs New York City would be forced to spend at least $1 billion and accept a federal monitor to oversee its dilapidated public housing system,…

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