Dispatches From New York

Politics, race, guns and art

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Thomas Hirschhorn, Gramsci Bar, from Gramsci Monument, 2013, Forest Houses, Bronx, New York. Photo: Romain Lopez. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York Thomas Hirschhorn, Daily Lecture, Marcus Steinweg, from Gramsci Monument, 2013, Forest Houses, Bronx, New York. Photo: Romain Lopez. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York Thomas Hirschhorn, Gramsci Archive and Library, from Gramsci Monument, 2013, Forest Houses, Bronx, New York. Photo: Romain Lopez. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York Thomas Hirschhorn, Gramsci Theater, from Gramsci Monument, 2013, Forest Houses, Bronx, New York. Photo: Romain Lopez. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York

It’s the dog days, and wouldn’t you know it; politics is in the air in New York. In the comic mode, former US Representative Anthony Weiner (former for having sexted pictures of his namesake to numbers other than his wife’s) has been gaining support in the city’s mayoral race; and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (former because of the fallout from paid time spent with a companion other than his wife) has been leading in the Democratic race for…

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