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MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Fellowships

MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Fellowships There was laundry to be done for Okwui Okpokwasili, a choreographer and performer, as she walked out of her Brooklyn home early last month toward a laundromat. She was getting ready…

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Manhattan Buyers’ Market Widens

Manhattan Buyers’ Market Widens Sales prices and volume continued to slide in the third quarter of 2018, but now signs of softness have spread from the high end to the starter market.

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Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.

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The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art

The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art LOS ANGELES — African-American art history resources could be described as something of a diaspora: Early letters by an important artist might be held at one university, her…

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Housing Market Slows, as Rising Prices Outpace Wages

Housing Market Slows, as Rising Prices Outpace Wages DENVER — By nearly any measure, this city is booming. The unemployment rate is below 3 percent. There is so much construction that a local newspaper started a “crane watch”…

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The Man Who Taught a Generation of Black Artists Gets His Own Retrospective

The Man Who Taught a Generation of Black Artists Gets His Own Retrospective When he died in 1979, Charles White had been influential, both in and outside of the art world. Now, a coming show at MoMA resurrects…

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Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio

Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio Location, location, location. In real estate, place determines value. Sometimes it can for art too. El Museo del Barrio originated in 1969 in classrooms, storefronts and a repurposed fire station…

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Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, 69, Percussion Group’s Founder, Dies

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, 69, Percussion Group’s Founder, Dies Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, the founder and lifelong leader of Women of the Calabash, a percussion ensemble devoted to music from across the African diaspora, died on Sept. 6 in Manhattan….

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So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it?

So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it? Home maintenance classes can help you save money and be smarter about what needs to be done to keep your new home in shape. After…

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