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Free Funk for All

There is something satisfying about turning a corner in a grid of unremarkable buildings—offices, laundromats, Chinese takeouts, utilitarian staples—when a mural pounces out of the greyness. Proud of its hiding spot? I doubt it; a mural is not meant to … Continue reading

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Art, Aging, and the Hills of Valparaiso

I suppose all of us, at different times and perhaps for different reasons, find ourselves at a point when we start heeding age and its wholesale irreversibility. Mine was in Chile six years ago. The Smart Set just published “What … Continue reading

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A Quiet Scene of Street Art in Astoria

Queens is kind of an unknown quantity for many people, even for those who live in other boroughs of New York City. And when visitors to Queens finally discover the charm of the borough, such as its unparalleled culinary diversity, … Continue reading

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Martinique’s Street Art

Amid the conch and octopus crepes, the traffic circles, the drum machine-driven zouk songs trickling from passing cars, and the public pay toilets shaped like chic time machines, I found that the island of Martinique displays some of its more … Continue reading

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Belize’s San Ignacio: Where Street Art Lurks

The flatness of the Belizean savannah seems to go on absurdly far inland. Traveling west, towards the border with Guatemala, I only saw the first upward wrinkles of topography once I neared Belmopan, Belize’s new capital, established in the 1960s … Continue reading

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