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Robert Shetterly on his series of admirable Americans
At a ceremony scheduled for noon on Friday, Brooksville painter Robert Shetterly will unveil a portrait of former Maine legislator and civil-rights leader Gerald Talbot in the Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library.
Painting the truth
| January 07, 2011
A memoir, a tour, and a state coming to grips with slavery
The latest turn in Rhode Island's complicated dialogue with its slaveholding past: a yearlong project encouraging locals to read a memoir by the son of a freed slave.
| January 29, 2010
Black like him?
Whatever your race — and whatever you think of his résumé, or his politics, or his yen for tax-cheating cabinet nominees — Barack Obama's arrival in the Oval Office is something to celebrate.
Obama is, apparently, our first African-American president. But is that the identity he touted as a candidate?
| February 11, 2009
He’s not like us
While I’m still celebrating the election results — and don’t plan to stop until just before Thanksgiving — there is one sobering thing.
| November 12, 2008
“The gallery system relies on supply and demand, and I created a demand for my work by doing street art.”
Shepard Fairey posters Harvard Square
| October 27, 2008
Introduced 30 years on
I am an indirect recipient of the legacy of Spindleworks.
Reflections on Spindleworks in Brunswick
| April 02, 2008
“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
| January 15, 2008
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