As I was reading Thursday's New York Times Styles section on my way down to the LES today, I noticed mention of an Obey Clothing Pop-Up Store on Orchard Street. Curious to check it out, Tara and I walked over there from Hamilton Fish. Outside was a long line! (And so we just looked through the window). I can't quite reconcile Obey's often radical, always socially-aware, messages with consumerism. But that's the paradox of much of this blurring of the lines between street art and merchandising.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.