Gentrification in the Bronx →
A piece on the lower Grand Concourse that examines gentrification. Over a ten-year span, three zip codes along the Grand Concourse gained about 450 white residents. An upcoming panel discussion at the BDC will focus on gentrification. Mike Kamber
Free Documentary Screening for teens at CUNY...
From YouTube to the Silver Screen….. A special event for NYC high school and CUNY undergraduate students. Join us for an afternoon of pizza-eating and filmmaking. From YouTube to the Silver Screen: Documentary Filmmaking Whether you’re interested in improving the quality of your YouTube posts, your recording of the news events around you, or in the possibility of a career in documentary...
A new book out from BDC friend and supporter Ed... →
Repeating Iraq's Mistakes in Afghanistan →
An opinion piece on the shared dynamics of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by Mike Kamber.
Drugs, Incarceration and Race in America →
A fascinating and much talked about book by Michelle Alexander on the effects of mass incarceration on people of color in the US. Very thought-provoking.
Middle-income Housing in the South Bx →
A well-balanced piece on the award-winning Via Verde development, opening up soon in our neighborhood.
HBO to pick up doc series on war photogs →
The BDC was founded partly by war photographers but we are wary of the ever-increasing mythology around our profession. Such mythology is sure to go stratospheric once this series airs. For a much-needed corrective, read Robert Fisk’s article here. ...
Sudan’s Nuba People Fight for Survival: an extremely powerful piece produced by BDC supporter Shoshana Guy on Ann Curry’s trip into the Nuba Mountains. This was a headline piece on NBC’s Rock Center. We can’t help noting that the hero is a white man, but he is doing genuinely important work. Don’t miss this one.