J. Lester Feder

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A community of urban ballroom dancers in Detroit has been decimated by covid. But the survivors aim to keep on dancing.

Charlotte Andrews has hazy memories from the three weeks she spent on a ventilator in the early part of the pandemic. Her life wasn't the only thing that hung in the balance. The dance community she had been building and celebrating for nearly a quarter-century was also fighting for its life.

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“People Are Not Coming Back to the Closet”: The Fight for Ukraine Is Also a Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Vladimir Putin’s assault on LGBTQ rights made him a hero to the global far right and a pariah in Ukraine. As the invasion enters its second week, queer Ukrainians are fighting back.

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They Wanted to Be a Better Class of White Nationalists. They Claimed This Man as Their Father.

Fifty years ago, France lost a war while trying to keep millions of Muslims French citizens. One French writer launched a movement to rethink “identity” in its aftermath and helped reinvent nationalism for the 21st century.

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Between Dances: Ballroom Dance in Detroit After Covid

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  • Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, 2020.
  • Coney Island, New York, 2020.
  • Coney Island, New York, 2020.
  • Canarsie, Brooklyn, 2020.

My COVID New York

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  • Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 2020.
  • Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 2020.
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, 2020.
  • Crown Heights, New York, 2020.

Independence Day, Brooklyn 2020

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  • Puebla, Mexico, 2009.
  • Bangkok, Thailand, 2013.
  • Mexico City, Mexico, 2009.
  • Penang, Malaysia, 2013.

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