The Restored “Queens Is The Future” Mural Speaks to the Power of Public Art

After Sony Pictures co-opted a mural in the NYC borough in 2014, the original artists have taken it back

On her way back from a meeting about hosting women in New York City for their second-term abortions, artist and co-founder of the arts organization Wassaic Project, Eve Biddle, had a chance encounter. While on the train, a fellow volunteer asked her, “What are you doing next?” When Biddle replied that she’s an artist and wants to do public art, the woman just so happened …

NYC Middle Schoolers Write the Only Children’s Book About Black Composer Florence Price

At Special Music School, NYC’s only music-focused K-12 public school, English teacher Shannon Potts assigned her sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes to study Florence Price, the first Black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra. But as her students learned more about Price—whose contributions have become largely erased from historical and cultural memory—they realized there was little written about her, …

Public School + Tumi Pre-Fall Backpack and Tote

NASA-approved Cubic Tech material composes the brands' second collaboration

Following up their successful Fall 2015 collaboration, fashion innovator Public School and design-forward travel and lifestyle accessory brand TUMI have released their Pre-Fall 2016 capsule collection. Designed as part of Public School’s first-ever international runway show, where we first spied the pieces, the striking all-white backpack and tote play off of the debut collaboration (which also included a lightweight polycarbonate roller)—but employ more than a …