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Flight over Water

"The Harmony" by Rodney Charman

Near the middle of the 19th century, ships would sail from America to Britain, carrying raw materials like timber. But when these same vessels returned, they’d become “coffin ships,” packed with …

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Chalk-Full

Michael Micinilio

What do a snowman with a wine bottle, a baker flying on a measuring cup and a creepy, hollow-eyed businessman all have in common?

Michael Micinilio. …

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Beat Fighters

Kevin “Guerreiro” DeShields is a fighter. For years he practiced Western boxing and, later, Chinese martial arts.

Of African descent, DeShields became curious about whether there were any martial arts with African roots. His search brought him to capoeira, …

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To Do

The signs are everywhere. Underfoot, overhead and at eye level, too. They’re in windows and stands, on sidewalks and street poles. …

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Odd Couple

Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth-Century France at Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale University Art Gallery just raised the curtain on two fascinating, wildly disparate summer shows. In the first-floor special exhibit space, filled with royal decorum and decadent pride, is …

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Top Drawer

Michael Sloan

“He’s my alter-ego. He has his head in the clouds. He likes to travel. He appears in places that I love and have lived in: Hong Kong, Paris, New York. I miss them. So when I’m working on a drawing …

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Room and Border

There’s a store on Court Street with a window display that’s busier than the rest. It’s packed with decorative depictions of the Virgin Mary, dancing mariachi dolls, a …

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Major Props

A photo essay.

“One lantern, one set of Erector pieces, three coat trees, 17 trunks, eight moving sewing machines, six stable sewing machines, three sewing machine heads, 1,000 pounds of books…

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What’s New?

At the Yale Center for British Art—which reopens to the public today after a 16-month closure, signaling the end of a broader conservation and renovation project begun in 2008—the answer to the title’s question is nothing, and everything. …

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Thames’s River

Felandus Thames

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Felandus Thames is losing his drawl. It’s been 10 years since he left his home state, but the memories of racial persecutions—of unjustified accusations and imprisonments targeting …

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