Leonard Quart

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Leonard Quart is Professor Emeritus of Cinema — CUNY and COSI; Contributing Editor, Cineaste; Columnist for Berkshire Eagle; and co-author of American Film and Society Since 1945 —4th Edition (Praeger).

Articles by Leonard Quart

LEONARD QUART: Village Halloween Parade 2016

Friday, 4 Nov 2016 - The New York Halloween Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as “The Best Event in the World” for October 31.

LEONARD QUART: Sound and silence

Monday, 10 Oct 2016 - New York is a dynamic, vibrant city, but one whose constant clamor allows, at least in Manhattan, few moments of serenity. Some people love the din.

LEONARD QUART: A tale of two cities

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 - Despite the newspaper articles depicting the gentrification of the South Bronx, life in the projects and much of the surrounding streets is of a much different order.

LEONARD QUART: Parades and reunions

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 - I am normally pessimistic about the nature and future of American society, but the Gay Pride march made me feel, for the moment, optimistic. 

LEONARD QUART: Spring comes to New York

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - One often stumbles on to perceptions about city life by accident, so as I set out one day to do some food shopping, a number of things strike my eye.

LEONARD QUART: Chance encounters in The Big City

Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 - I’m someone who likes to ask questions of some of the people I run into, and more often than not people are willing to talk either about themselves or the world they inhabit in evocative and informative ways.

LEONARD QUART: City of flux

Monday, 15 Feb 2016 - One wants to see some of the grit and buildings on the Bowery preserved. The street had a distinctive personality, and an aesthetic of its own.

LEONARD QUART: My blizzard

Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 - The city is struggling to recover from the blizzard. I can hear the whistling sound of heavy winds through my window.