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Made in New York: the Harlem Pie Man

Made in New York: the Harlem Pie Man

The arrival of Whole Foods in East Harlem has been something of a double-edged sword, signaling gentrification and rising rents on the one hand, jobs and fresh food on the other. But for Clinton Shabazz, the Harlem Pie Man, it has been an opportunity all the way. Shabazz has lived in Harlem for 40 years, […]

Orchid Overkill

Orchid Overkill

Orchids are one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet, but due to the increasing threats to the environment they’re starting to head to extinction.

The Meaning of Spelling

The Meaning of Spelling

When nine-year-old Fatima Ali is restless, and she has trouble falling asleep, she lays down in bed and spells out words in her head to help her get to sleep. She often does it alongside her mother, who isn’t a native English speaker and uses this bedside exercise to practice her pronunciation too. Mom tucks […]