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Campaign 2005: Parole Call

Before crack, before Meghan’s Law and before 2.1 million people crowded U.S. prisons and jails, the reality of prisoner re-entry still held true: most prisoners come back. Back to the blocks they grew up on, to the kids they left behind, to no job, few prospects, and a weekly appointment with their parole officer.

Express In Conversation

Hearts and Minds of Darkness: Garrett Scott In Conversation with Williams Cole

Occupation: Dreamland, a chilling documentary directed by Garrett Scott and Ian Olds about the Fallujah in January 2004, just prior to the U.S. siege, opens on September 23 at Cinema Village. The Rail’s Williams Cole recently sat down with Scott.

Art In Conversation

The Art of Parrying: Wilfried Dickhoff in conversation with Joan Waltemath

Wilfried Dickhoff is an independent critic, curator, and publisher who lives in Cologne and New York. He has taught at several art academies in Europe and recently at Princeton University. Currently, he is working on monograph books, e.g. on Albert Oehlen and Rosemarie Trockel, and a new international art magazine, which will be published out of Istanbul.

Art In Conversation

Philip Pearlstein In Conversation with Phong Bui

In the midst of preparations for his new exhibit at the Betty Cuningham Gallery, Philip Pearlstein took the time to sit down with Rail publisher Phong Bui to talk about his life and work at his loft studio in Hell’s Kitchen, where he and his wife Dorothy have lived since 1982.

Al Held (1928-2005)

I first met Al Held as an undergraduate at Yale. I remember seeing him with a group of graduate students playing cards in the Art and Architecture building.

Werner Herzog & the CMV

Anyone who makes nature films for a living will tell you that it’s impossible to get funding without a CMV.

What's for Dinner

As part of an ongoing series, The Rail will be visiting dinner tables throughout the borough to examine how economics, culture and taste influence what for most remains the principal meal of the day.

Editor's Message

Editor's Message

Mayor Bloomberg may not see the war in Iraq as “a local issue,” but most reasonable people disagree. From Cindy Sheehan’s Crawford to right here in our very own New York City, opposition to Mr. Bush’s war has never been greater.


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