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Trevor Winkfield,

While visiting Philadelphia a number of years ago, the poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum asked me “Is Trevor Winkfield a real person?”

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Repicturing Black Fatherhood

by Rob Colvin on November 20, 2014

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I overheard a man suggest to another that Father’s Day be renamed. For him, and for so many other black men he knew, there was or is no biological father to celebrate the holiday with.

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The Economic Divide in Video Games

by Haniya Rae on November 18, 2014

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It’s all fun and games until the thinly veiled artifice of a virtual world becomes all too real.

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Post image for Illustrating the Invisible Spaces of Migrant Detention

Migrant detention centers are almost as invisible as the people they hold, their plans classified, photography prohibited. Toronto-based artist Tings Chak created a visual narrative through Canada’s centers that’s a mix of graphic novel and architectural design.

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Photographer Hiroshi Watanabe describes our state of being in his new monograph as like “characters in a disaster movie.”

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Deep beneath the University of Texas in Austin, the Texas Petawatt Laser can reach a power of 1,000 trillion watts — around 2,000 times that generated by all the country’s power plants combined.

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Astronaut photography has been influential on the perception of our planet almost since the first space missions.

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Post image for A Colorful Compendium of Infographics for Understanding the World Now

From the amount the potential tax revenue from legalizing drugs worldwide to disappearing seed varieties, data journalist David McCandless transforms abstract information into engaging visuals.

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Post image for The Mouse, an Unexpected and Enduring Art Muse

As one of the most common mammals on our planet, the diminutive mouse has been scurrying its way into art for centuries. The rodent has now finally received its own art compendium with Lorna Owen’s Mouse Muse: The Mouse in Art, out next week from Monacelli Press.

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Post image for How Hungary’s Painted Homes Rebelled Against the Socialist System

As a reaction to the bleak uniformity of suburban housing in post-war Hungary, many homeowners painted their houses in vibrant designs.

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