Brian Sholis

Theodore Roosevelt's fruitless quest to clean up New York's 'Island of Vice' in the 1890s:

Richard Zacks' 'Island of Vice' chronicles Theodore Roosevelts heroic yet ultimately failed efforts to clean up New York City

Bio: Brian Sholis writes about photography, landscape, and the American past. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of history at CUNY's Graduate Center. Read more here.

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Theodore Roosevelt’s fruitless quest to clean up New York’s ‘Island of Vice’ in the 1890s

Richard Zacks' 'Island of Vice' chronicles Theodore Roosevelts heroic yet ultimately failed efforts to clean up New York City

Mar. 20, 2012

 
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Weegee, the founding father of contemporary American crime photojournalism, gets a close-up at I.C.P.

With Weegee: Murder Is My Business, the ICP examines the life and work of America's founding photojournalist

Jan. 23, 2012

 
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Divided and conquered: Museum of the City of New York reveals how lines on paper created the Manhattan we inhabit

Museum of the City of New York show reads between the lines of Manhattan's street grid

Dec. 19, 2011