Welcome to The Cahokian...
A thousand years ago Cahokia — across the Mississippi from what is now St. Louis — was one of the biggest cities in the world. Now it's an empty green spot next to the highway. I'm a middle-aged gay man living in New York City, center of the world, future footnote on somebody's future map. Welcome to the new world.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The Walls Speak
I went to Puerto Rico last year on holiday: saw this random chipped plaster wall with sharp-eyed graffiti commentary in the historic neighborhood of Old San Juan. "Africa."