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Award-winning journalist/critic/writer. I edit, too. Judge of cat videos, tote bags, and puns. she/her
30 Jul 18
Hello, world. I'm proud to share my first full story for @nytimesarts. It's about a project by artist Michael Rakowitz that honors Tamir Rice, and also about the complexity of telling a story that's not your own.
I had so many conversations about this project, and there's so much that didn't make it into the piece. But I hope and think it gets at a small piece of a much larger issue we need to grapple with.
OK, OK, some more thoughts, prompted by @TylerGreenDC. I've been fascinated by this project since it was first announced three years ago because it seemed to marry the conceptual underpinnings of contemporary art with real-world political issues. That's rare.
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