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No New Ideas

suspended somewhere

It is 3 p.m. in San Francisco. We are making dumplings in the apartment of Chanel, one of the fellows in my cohort this summer. She is living in the heart of Chinatown with a full time staff member from the Chinese Progressive Association. My friends and I are admiring the apartment aloud, saying how…

Emblematic color Erica Lewis

Emblematic

The threads that wind between us

AS220, a community arts organization based in downtown Providence, has flourished because it has kept its independence paramount.   In 1992, founder Umberto Crenca purchased a 21,000 square foot building in the heart of downtown Providence, in a derelict part of town, with no running water or electricity. In the span of a year, it…