This was my first solo multi-media project. I followed Ebrima Jassey and Salieu Suso around for days, trying to learn more about their life and music. I finished editing this video last year and only realized it’s importance after watching it again today. In the most stubborn way, I have rejected all suggestions of tryingContinue reading “Adding the Gambian Rhythm to New York”
Follow the lights up to the Bronx.
After the sun sets in the city, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory glows from inside.
The Coen Brothers head back to the Old West with their latest film “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the costumes of which are now on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.
A monument to former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is planned for Prospect Park. Photo Credit: Sushmita Roy Peering from behind her gold-rimmed spectacles stood a woman whose words still echo not just in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Baptist Church where she addressed a cheering crowd of about 500 in 1972, but in the present-day retelling of a historyContinue reading “Shirley Chisholm deserves congressional gold medal, officials say”
Queens Neighborhoods United, an anti-gentrification group, is set to appeal what they call an “illegal” development in Elmhurst, Queens, that includes a Target. According to the organization, the new development violates the local zoning laws that prohibit construction of “big-box” department stores in the area. Democratic nominees Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos joined residents of JacksonContinue reading “Target development in anti-gentrification group’s crosshairs as too big for Elmhurst”
The scent is a mishmash of newly printed paper and freshly heated croissants. There is also the sound of footsteps, on occasion accompanied by the click-clack of walking sticks, finding their way to the back of the store, to where books by their beloved favorite writers are neatly arranged. At still other times,Continue reading “New chapter for city’s indie bookstores”
Legs move in rhythmic motions. Punches are thrown and released. But there are no loud thuds — noise is kept to a bare minimum at this Upper West Side dojo. A woman pushes the door open and storms towards the desk, “Hi! I would like to find out about …” The response fromContinue reading “A quiet, lethal art”