Miguel Sabogal

Miguel Sabogal

Bio

Miguel Sabogal is a writer and photographer living in New York City. He was educated at the Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art. Follow him on Twitter @mrsabogal.

Miguel Sabogal Articles

The Aftermath of Freddie Gray's Homicide: A Pot Simmers In Baltimore

In 2015’s newsworthy year-end reviews, Baltimore will be mentioned. 

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Silk Road: The Digital War On Drugs Has Just Begun

With the conviction of Ross Ulbricht in The Silk Road Trial, the United States federal government is claiming a substantial new victory on the war on drugs. The war on drugs is frustrating to dissect because as a whole its rationale is seemingly as sound as it is chest-beatingly ridiculous.

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Selling Out: The Gentrification Of Brooklyn

Folks rail the most against “types.” A white girl with a shaved head living in a non-white neighborhood is a type. She is also a gentrifier. It doesn’t matter whether she is a starving artist or whether she works in finance. The color of her skin represents something bigger than herself. She’s the brass ring, money in the bank, and social mobility.

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Boys With Toys: The Civil War On Gun Control And Terrorism 

The United States is a place with binary opinions. In that spirit of drastic over-simplification there are two wars being carried out on in the United States in 2015, a war on foreign terrorism and a war on American citizens carried out amongst themselves.

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Paul Gauguin, "Alone"

Modern Artist Or Misogynist?

A walk through a popular museum of art or a search on the internet makes it abundantly clear that the portrayal of women is a popular subject in painting. More often than not they are unclothed. This image of a nude woman in painting invites spectatorship.

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From The Male Perspective: What I Learned From Wearing Skinny Jeans

“Those are the tightest jeans I’ve ever seen on a man,” my then roommate Josh told me one day in our kitchen circa 2008. Far from an insult, I was pleased by his assessment.

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Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair July 2015 Issue

The Value of Caitlyn Jenner

Everyone is talking about Caitlyn Jenner, including those who don’t want to talk about her. She is familiar with the paradox. When she called herself Bruce, he didn’t want to talk about her either. Now that she’s here, the value of Caitlyn is being decided.

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One Of The Many Things The Media Has Wrong About The Black Community

Absent in the media narrative is the existing community of adult black individuals currently engaged and interested in civil dialogue.

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OkCupid: A Man’s Cautionary Tale For The Ladies, Manly Men Vs. Hipster Dudes

I recently returned to the online dating arena and was immediately reminded of why I left. As a man interested in the arts I find myself at odds with that acme of the stereotypical alpha male, bare chested post-gym workout selfie. Ladies, here are my notes on what you should expect from a manly man vs. a hipster dude on OkCupid.

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Roger that! Am I coming through loud and clear? Flickr.com

Minority Notes From The Underground Music Scene

In Baltimore I watched as the fantasy element of the music scene grew from a seed of charming oddness into an escapist monster.

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