The Arts Are in Crisis. Here’s How Biden Can Help.

The pandemic has decimated the livelihoods of those who work in the arts. How can the new administration intervene and make sure it doesn’t happen again? A critic offers an ambitious plan.

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Can Pools Help to Deter Crime?

The pandemic has limited access to public pools in New York this summer — and violence has soared.

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Meet the National Parks’ ‘Ranger of the Lost Art’

Doug Leen has made it his life’s work to discover, restore and reproduce W.P.A. renderings of America’s threatened public lands.

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

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The Virus Won’t Revive F.D.R.’s Arts Jobs Program. Here’s Why.

The Federal Art Project, part of Roosevelt’s sweeping employment plan, gave work to thousands of artists, but politics and society were different then.

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