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Bandit’s Roost, Then and Now

I have a soft spot for Jacob Riis photos: those that seem to startle basement drunks from their sleep and those that seem a little too artfully staged. Of the latter, the one above is my favorite. “Bandit’s Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street” was shot by...

Maggie at the Theater

We spent quite a bit of time on this passage from Stephen Crane’s Maggie in lecture on Wednesday:Evenings during the week [Pete] took [Maggie] to see plays in which the brain-clutching heroine was rescued from the palatial home of her guardian, who is cruelly...

The Bridge

Only two days left in National Poetry Month! If we were more conscientious about getting content up here on a regular basis, I’m sure there’s much we could have said about NYC poetry. Maybe once the semester’s ended I’ll get into a regular...