I planned the tail end of the Tour to be open-ended and have been exploring open spaces. These photos come from Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. I’ve crossed the borders between the three, crossed and crossed back.
There has really been too much Unarmed news to list in a simple post like this, but the big item is that I spent most of October taking the series on the road. Louisville, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver. I had community events in some cities and went straight guerrilla in others. We made the 11-o’clock […]
These are dark times for the empire. UNARMED made its public debut on Flatbush Avenue last week. Installing the prints and seeing the reaction of fellow Brooklynites was among the most gratifying experiences I’ve had as an artist. Over the weekend another black man was killed by a police officer, this time in Atlanta. The […]
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Achilles tendon can withstand more than 1000 pounds of pressure. On June 10th, 2019, the Achilles tendon of basketball star Kevin Durant snapped during game 5 of the NBA finals. I believe that the Internet snapped it, a month after it took down another colossus, HBO’s […]
The Milwaukee Film Festival had me back for a screening of my documentary Legacy Lives On and a panel on the topic of entrepreneurship. Both were successes. Seeing a new place robed in Fall’s majesty, however, was just as exciting.
This semester I have joined the faculty of Columbia University to co-teach a class called The Climate Crisis – Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley. What would urban design look like across the Hudson Valley if House Resolution 109 was law? Friends get a kick out of the fact that I’m teaching film… […]
There was a controversy at my bodega this morning that escalated into a shouting match. A Jamaican man was making a fresh pot of coffee and blocking access to the machine while myself and another customer, a Mexican, stood waiting, even though a fresh pot sat ready on the other burner. The Jamaican paced back […]
FOSTER AVE. The regal woman waiting for the bus slowed me down. Her calm, that light. I felt lucky to have shot something I liked so much but couldn’t figure out how to write about it here and so I waited. That was January. Because it’s rare for me to walk down that block I […]
This is my grandfather’s Columbia University football jacket. It’s about ninety years old. I wore it for the first time Sunday and have scarcely taken it off since. It makes me feel invincible. In 1931 Manuel Rivero was the star halfback for the Lions. At the time, many college football coaches observed what they called […]
I’ve been listening to Tha Carter V this week but have meant to do some writing about Lil Wayne for years. [THREAD]. Lil Wayne howls. Your instincts kick in. This voice from the hurt of all of creation gives you a peek. There’s light inside. If the world is pain then Lil Wayne is a […]