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The Girl Next Door

The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist
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From Yemen to Brooklyn, a Muslim girl grows into a tattooed feminist who's not shy about showing her skin--or flaunting her faith. And her heritage fuses as perfectly with her self-expression as her ink does to her skin. It's her way of being radical, and her way of exerting supreme self-control.

Illuminating Movement on an Urban Facade

Decolonizers Show Up for Palestinian Hunger Strikers on Fifth Avenue
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At night, Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is overtaken by an odd contamination: not the everyday smothering of dirt and smog, but searing glow of street lamps and 24-hour storefronts that virtually bleaches out every surface. BUt on Tuesday, a team of renegade artists cut through the light pollution, as a nondescript white van stalked the corner of 47th and Fifth and peaked a boxy slide projector above the roof on an improvised platform—the post-Occupy armored vehicle of the activist response team known as the Illuminator.

Decolonization Day

Reclaiming a Museum Space and Subverting "Natural History"
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On Indigenous Peoples' Day, one of New York’s iconic educational institutions got renovated; a space that had previously come to represent the curdled decay of a colonial past was brought into modern society with a takeover by contemporary inhabitants.

Pushcart Politics

Savoring Democracy on Every Corner
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A few weeks ago the nation was up in arms over a Trump endorser’s forewarning to American voters: opening up the borders to Mexican immigrants would usher in an era of “taco trucks on every corner.” The meme set the internet alight and flooded social media with both panic and celebration over the tantalizing--and to some repugnant--idea of mini Mexican eateries swarming like locusts over Middle America, in

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