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The View from Brooklyn: How 9/11 Changed Us

It was a sunny morning in hell. You probably remember just where you were at 8:45AM on September 11th, 2001 when American Airlines Flight #11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. If you weren’t born yet, you have been listening to the stories–from family members who were there, or friends who knew […]readmore

The Roots of Friendship Start Here

Like the proverbial tree that grows in Brooklyn, the roots of my most important friendships began in the middle of East 27th Street between Avenues L and M.   We were a tribe of about 40 girls and boys with no more than four years difference in our ages. On any given afternoon, our moms could […]readmore

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

When I was two years old, my family moved into a two-story stucco and brick house on East 27th Street in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Soon after my second birthday, my dad and my grandpa planted an apple tree in the postage stamp-sized garden. After that, it was always known as “Laurie’s Tree,” even […]readmore


Special to Our Time Press: By Laurie Nadel From Muhammad Ali to Michelle Obama,  Lennox Commisiong’s portraits of  African- American celebrities are getting a lot of attention these days.  Bold and compelling,  each one takes Commissioning about 300 hours to complete.   The process of creating a pointillist mosaic for each portrait is laborious and intensive. […]readmore


Special for Our Time Press: The central jewel in the crown of Miami Arts Week, Art Basel attracts celebrities, high-end collectors and fashionistas from all over the globe. But it is not the only game in town. Across the bay in Wynwood, known as Miami’s Arts District, there were several art fairs showcasing new, provocative […]readmore

More From Art Basel Miami 2016

DC-BASED artist Cheryl Edwards powerful work on display at Fridge Art Fair, The Betsy Hotel, South Beach:  www.fridgeartfair.com cheryl-edwards.artistwebsites.com A few blocks south of Art Basel, Fridge Art Fair showcases art that fits on your fridge.    readmore