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An article in The Florida Times-Union the other day noted that right after Mother’s Day, the homicide rate was at 59. One assumes that whatever it was the Duval Democratic Party had done since … more
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” said French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. Art challenges us to see life anew or to notice beauty in the minute, like the graceful … more
In Mayor Lenny Curry’s Jacksonville, wrecking balls and dynamite demolish buildings and roads. Curry envisions gleaming new office towers, residences and hotels that will fill the skyline and … more
Impossibly delicate and immensely powerful, Hiromi Moneyhun’s artwork is simple yet stunning. No computer design software is used, only a hand-drawn guide, black paper and a knife. Yet the … more
"We should know the name Cindy Campbell and say it often because hip hop has changed the world,” says poet Ebony Payne-English. We’re sitting at a picnic table in Stockton Park and she is … more
Telling stories matters. Telling stories that matter, matters. And telling stories that get to the truth of a thing (or person) may matter most of all—because it is in specificity that we … more
Rather than ​increasing the funding for ​vouchers to subsidize private tuition, I would prefer DeSantis and our Florida Congress use the public money to fund more Community schools (which is a … more
I wonder if Ronald J. Harnek, president of Seaside School Consortium Inc.’s governing board, will threaten to sue me like he did Duval County School Board Superintendent Diana Greene. Dr. … more
It was the early ’80s, and most social clubs in Jacksonville, and indeed in the rest of the South, were only just beginning to allow black members. “It was the beginning of everybody … more
Mark Creegan is sitting in his studio, carefully covering the top of a Styrofoam cooler with wide masking tape. It’s a slow, semi-hypnotic process as he lines up the edges and gently pats the … more
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