Magic in Central Park and Other Amazing Feats

August 1, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Maureen Meister
The recently rebuilt boat landings on the Lake in Central Park have inspired Meister to analyze how people think about reconstructions. Why are some praiseworthy and others cheesy? Quality and intent both matter. When reconstructions are grounded in a people’s attachment to a special place, such as Central Park, the new work can be splendid and even admirable.

Stonewall: Losses, Gains, Reflections

June 29, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Christina Crosby
Remembering Stonewall, the losses that come with the celebration of normalcy, and reconsidering pride as but an aspect of a movement for gay liberation and the ongoing struggle for sexual power and possibility.

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