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Needing Advent

December 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

Last year Tommy Hilfiger began running an ad on television, and occasionally in taxicabs, that earwigged me every time. Maybe you saw it, too. Members of an eclectic family gather for a feast. (All of them, of course, are wearing Hilfiger clothes.)  Happy music is playing. No one seems stressed out. Not a bit. Instead, […]

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“I’ve Always Coveted Your Sidewalks…”

September 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

That’s what Hani said to us. Who is Hani?  Well, Hani Shihada is a chalk artist.  If his website is accurate, he may be one of the only remaining chalk artists in the city of New York. About a year ago, I saw Hani’s work on the Upper East Side.  People were pausing, looking, snapping […]

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