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The Place We Call Home

I just wanted to write a love story. As an incurable romantic, I've always had a soft spot for those stories that are as warm and gooey as the center of a molten chocolate cake. My lifelong favorite, over even Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Show More Summary

Guardians of the Free Word?

What happens when a world-class institution dedicated to the free exchange of ideas meets up with a government that doesn't share those values? The latest episode of this drama played out Saturday evening at Terminal 4 of JFK airport...Show More Summary

First Nighter: "Paint Your Wagon" Revival Paints Town Red-Hot

Although reviews are expected to be as objective as possible in a somewhat paradoxically subjective way, don't wait for the following assessment of Paint Your Wagon, playing this weekend in the New York City Center Encores! series, to...Show More Summary

Dan Barber of Blue Hill Gets Us 'Wasted'

Dan Barber, the James Beard award-winning chef, has created an 18-day pop-up in his West Village restaurant, Blue Hill, serving a menu celebrating that which is usually discarded (think a burger made of "juice pulp" and stew of kale ribs). Show More Summary

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

One person involved in the Eric Garner case was indicted. Interestingly, it wasn't white NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Garner by placing him in an illegal chokehold for allegedly selling "loosies" (untaxed cigarettes). It was Ramsey Orta: the 22-year-old Latino onlooker who filmed it. Show More Summary

Why Reading the 'New Yorker' Will Get You Punched in the Head

I saw a blinding white light -- or rather felt -- it as the sucker punch hit the left side of my temple. Later, staggering on The Bowery, I would be amazed that my Goorin Brothers newsboy hat stayed on my head and that my library book (Duff by Kody Keplingeri) would remain in my back pocket. Show More Summary

Bent on Yoga Magic!

"The most important technology available to all of us is right here. It's our body. " Gopi Kallayil Gopi Kallayil, the Chief Evangelist at Google, inspired a room filled with close to 300 guests in formal attire to stand up and practice yoga with him at the Bent on Learning Inspire Gala. Show More Summary

The Brooklyn Moron Series 2...

... In which I cull band names from the internet and make wild guesses about the bands. This week I set my shoddy, unreliable sights on two bands names I discovered on Twitter. Band Name 1: The Cringe When The Cringe showed up on my Twitter feed, I thought someone was messing with me. Show More Summary

Go Inside a Chocolate Factory (Video)

For more food drink and travel videos visit Mention a chocolate factory and of course images of Willy Wonka come to mind. And while the reality may not be quite as fantastical, it's still a pretty great place to step inside. We went to Brooklyn's Tumbador Chocolate to get a peek at the day-to-day life in a chocolate factory. Show More Summary

Don't boycott fake designer knock-offs

I was reminded of Soho and the lower East Side as I thought about the Elton John/Dolce & Gabbana fiasco boycott. This is my second comic in the series, and hopefully the last, as this has the ability to keep going with lots of comic gags and ideas. It's made for mocking. My Boycotting D&G comic ran here yesterday in the Huffington Post. #boycottdolcegabbana

First Nighter: Folk Music Honoring 'Lonesome Traveler' Sure is Folksy

The nine singers/musicians of Lonesome Traveler, at 59E59, open their squeaky-clean paean to (primarily) American folk music with the lively ditty, "How Can I Keep From Singing?" I found it easy -- this despite unceasingly smiling encouragement from the cast to join in. Show More Summary

Supply and Demand: Communal Living in New York

Photo Credit: Bloomberg Dormitories for adults. This may be a solution to the limiting rental market that young New Yorkers need. Launching this community style of living in New York City is Campus, a San Francisco based company "that...Show More Summary

Condé Nast Hired Dorothy Parker 100 Years Ago

Vogue added Dorothy Parker to its staff in 1915. Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker. The letter she placed in the mailbox contained a 36-line poem. Show More Summary

Why LGBT Community Still Protests St. Patrick's Day Parade

Tuesday's St. Patrick's Day parade is still being protested by gay activists, many city politicians and even Mayor Bill de Blasio, despite the inclusion of Out@NBCUniversal. The NBC group, activists say, is not representative of theShow More Summary

Catering to an Audience

While dining at Cosme, my friend told me he thought the food was too good for its clientele. Initially, I thought he sounded a bit obnoxious--did he really think he could appreciate the food more than most people in the restaurant? However,...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Survive Grad School... With Kids

When I started grad school, I was already pregnant. It was intimidating, and I changed daily from excitement, to determination to, "What am I thinking?!" I knew that most of my fellow classmates would be younger and without kids. I knew...Show More Summary

Current Obsession: The Raw Chocolate Mousse (Made From Avocados!) at Ellary's Greens in NYC

By Marissa Gold, Glamour (Photo: Courtesy of Ellary's Greens) I've had all sorts of "healthy" chocolate mousse, and they're not all created equal. Coconut oil-based recipes are delicious, but have way too much saturated fat for my liking. Show More Summary

Governor Cuomo 's Political Agenda and His New York Budget Proposal for Education

Recently, I interviewed Ms. Susan Singer, a 30-year veteran New York City teacher currently, a kindergarten teacher in Queens and the UFT Chapter Leader in her school. Schupak: Ms. Singer. You seem to believe that Governor Cuomo's education proposals are flawed. Singer: Yes. Show More Summary

Met Opera: Shagimuratova Goes Brilliantly Mad In 'Lucia di Lammermoor'

Donizetti may be one of the best things to happen to Sir Walter Scott. And with the return of Lucia di Lammermoor to the Met Opera stage last night, Albina Shagimuratova is one of the best things now going for Donizetti. The RussianShow More Summary

Lorraine at 92 Toasts the Vanguard at 80

Lorraine Gordon is twelve years older than The Village Vanguard, which this past week celebrated its 80th birthday. Lorraine -- who has owned the Vanguard since her husband, Max Gordon, passed in 1989 -- is, at 93, an inescapably frailer version of what she has always been: indomitable. Show More Summary

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