A Second Look

It’s not art therapy, and please don’t use the words “outsider art.” At Odyssey House in East Harlem, six artists–one former jet-setter and five mentally ill people in recovery–share their visions.

A Farewell to Armory?

For the fourth consecutive year, neighbors, local politicians and black-clad art types came to an art show created by shelter residents–women, between 45 and 80 years old, with a history of mental illness.

Put to the Test

Immigrant students need to learn English. But by making them take Regents exams to graduate, the state is shortchanging some of the city’s most motivated students–and setting them up for failure.

A “Cure” for the Homeless

New York has moved from battleship-sized homeless shelters to a network of privately-run, smaller treatment programs. But is the get-well-or get-out philosophy really a solution?