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Making It in an “Outpost”

The concept of “making it” in the US is changing. In a post-crash, OWS world, the previous generation’s ideas of success are being reconsidered and reinvented. It used to be that if you wanted to “make it” as an artist, the most obvious thing to do was to get the heck out of Dodge (or wherever), cram yourself— along with everyone…

Hands-on Urban Renewal

A few days ago in Providence, RI, a peculiar take-off on the cult hit TV show Iron Chef was taking place in the middle of an old industrial complex. The place was full up for the day with a motley assortment of tattooed gear heads, various politicos (including a candidate for governor), environmentalist art-lovers with creative facial hair, and hip…