Michael Arditti

Man On Wire

Let the Great World Spin

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Walking a tightrope is a telling, if familiar, metaphor for the precariousness of contemporary life. Nowhere is this more so than in New York, the epitome of urban culture, a city of extraordinary wealth and extreme alienation where boatloads of immigrants from across the globe meet coachloads of itinerants from across America.

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