Cityscape Number 8: July 27, 2020

For now, Cityscape is The Metropole’s listing of recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing. When movie theaters and museums re-open, we will again link to films and exhibits of interest to urban historians. Recent Books To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America By Felicia Angeja Viator, Harvard University Press, 2020  An inquiry […]

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Cityscape Number 7: June 10, 2020

­­­­­­ Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. Recent Books Newsboys, Crying the News: A History of America’s Boys By Vincent DiGirolamo, Oxford University Press, 2019 Reverberating through city streets and especially in the movies—“Extra, Extra Read all about it!”—DiGorolamo brings to life a world where kids […]

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Cityscape Number 6, April 21, 2020

Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. ­­­­­­  Recent Books Rotten Bodies: Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain By Kevin Siena, Yale University Press, 2019 After the plague of 1666, it was the poor, allegedly weak and easily contaminated who were blamed for the epidemics that followed. […]

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Cityscape Number 5, January 16, 2020

Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. The City in Print The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the American City By Robert Lemon. University of Illinois Press, 2019. When the food truck pulls up it may stir conflict, but it can enliven and transform […]

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Cityscape Number 4, November 19, 2019

Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. The City in Print A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona By Ernesto Castañeda. Stanford University Press, 2018. A study conducted over 14 years comparing the assimilation experience of African and […]

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Cityscape Number 3, October 15, 2019

Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. The City in Print Love at Last Sight: Dating, Intimacy, and Risk in Turn-of-the-Century Berlin By Tyler Carrington. Oxford University Press, 2019 An inquiry into the sometimes risky ways of finding love in the big city. The 1914 murder of […]

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Cityscape Number 2, September 19, 2019

Cityscape is The Metropole’s monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. The City in Print The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives, edited by Nizar F. Hermes and Gretchen Head. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. Sixteen essays on Arabic poetry and prose which invite a literary exploration of Mosul, Cairo, […]

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Cityscape: The Inauguration of a New Series

 Cityscape Number 1, July 15, 2019 Cityscape is The Metropole’s twice-monthly shortcut to recent, forthcoming, or overlooked writing, exhibits and film. The City in Print Animal City: The Domestication of America by Andrew A. Robichaud.  Harvard University Press, forthcoming, December 2019. When residents lived in proximity to pigs, cattle and other animals, cities resembled barnyards. […]

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