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Sherrill Roland’s wrongful conviction drives his art

PHOTOS BY TODD TURNER We never know why artists create art; yet all art is an attempt to make peace with the world: to express, ...
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Reimagining conversations on race in America

I’ve lived my life like everyone else: I’ve lived in different places, I’ve traveled, I’ve met a lot of people. My experience has always been ...
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Let’s talk about taste

What is taste, in music, in movies, in art? We all believe we have it, or proudly decry that we don't. Sometimes our taste is ...
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THE NEW NORMAL

People in the queer community think a lot about visibility in ways straight people don't. Call it hetero-privilege.

They have to think ...

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Coen Crisp changes more than pronouns

Coen is 34; short, big-boned and broad shouldered, given to dark t-shirts and shorts. He thinks of himself as 'fluffy.' His hair and beard are ...
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MY MOMMA LOVES ME

Ivey is 34 years old and she now has a deep relationship with both parents, but that relationship wasn't always easy and it was never ...
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LIFE WITH A PLUS SIGN

Kevin Varner stands in his Greensboro apartment with a pill in his hand. He knows the pill changes everything and the weight of that change ...
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STILL UNBROKEN

Jim Carmichael has lived through a period of revolutionary change in America's perspective on sexual preference, a period that has seen homosexuality move from being ...