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Jeb Breece is part of the wave of young New York families who have moved to the county full-time. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

They’re new, they’re young, are they here to stay?

It was 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the air sharp with an end-of-summer chill, when I meet Jeb Breece to set up the Kent Flower Market. The parking lot of Kent Barns in front of RT Facts Design & Antiques was a high-priced ghost town apart from our cars, but just give it a few hours. If you grow it, they will come.

Oscar and Zach (embrace) by Jess T. Dugan Courtesy of the artist and CLAMP, New York

Jess T. Dugan 'Look at me like you love me'

Walk through the Flower District in New York's Chelsea neighborhood and you'll find the queerest kept secret in the art scene. Whether showcasing James Bigood or Mark Beard, CLAMP invites you to intimate views of intimate work. Jess T. Dugen's enigmatic portraits are both sensual and bittersweet.

Photo courtesy of NBC Television Network

The Wizard of Oz

"When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there's a rainbow highway to be found." And when Thanksgiving is done, and even the leftovers are picked clean, there's still a way to entertain your family. Over 80 years later, MGM's adaption of L. Frank Baum's turn of the century fairy tale of the American Midwest dazzles.

Photo Courtesy of Variance Films

Decision To Leave

Director Bong Joon-ho may have taken home the Oscar for his 2020 Best Picture winner "Parasite," but Park Chan-wook can still be credited for first bringing the twisty delights of South Korean psychological thrillers to a broad American audience.

joy study (pre-drop palms) by EJ Hill Photo courtesy of the artist

EJ Hill 'Break Run Helix'

"Throughout the twentieth century, African Americans challenged segregation at amusement parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks not only in pursuit of pleasure but as part of a wider struggle for racial equality," Victoria W.

Red U Blue U Black U by Matt Magee Photo courtesy of Standard Space

Matt Magee, 'It's All About You'

A simple line curved upward into a horseshoe loop becomes one of the most evocative letters in the Modern English alphabet, the accusatory and self-reflective “U.” In the fractured shorthand language of texting “u” alone is a full sentence, a complete thought structured as an obligatory question.

Should art live as the Earth dies?

‘Unknown to one another, a group of painters have come to the common conclusion that the most banal and even vulgar trappings of modern civilization can, when transposed literally to canvas, become art.” This was printed in Time Magazine in 1962, profiling a series of artists, including 30-year-old Andy Warhol who was working on his series of sc


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