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Recently, while looking out the window of my apartment, I was transported, body and mind, into the past. I was listening to a record of Civil War-era songs recorded in the early 1970s by a band called The Union Confederacy, which I’d recently purchased online. When the band’s version of “Lincoln and Liberty,” the former Illinois congressman’s campaign anthem in 1860, came on the stereo, I felt myself catapulted back into that tumultuous election season. Abraham...
We get it. Some people don't like graffiti (though the Museum of the City of New York would like to change that). As ubiquitous as the stuff is, the creation and dissemination of graffiti art is still seen as a menace to the city. Today, Sheepshead Bites reports that one such creator and disseminator of graffiti art, AINAC (Art Is Not A Crime), has been apprehended by the boys in blue. AINAC, a.k.a. Vladimir Bubnov, was...
Best Private School If You Can Afford It Brooklyn Friends Ok, so it costs roughly $30,000 a year to go to school here, but if you have the money it’s probably worth it: one of Brooklyn’s premier private schools, founded in 1867 by Quakers, BFS upholds that faith’s progressive principles, like in its real commitment to diversity in the staff and student body. There’s an IB program and a strong emphasis on the arts and on...

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