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MADE Expands to the Sound of Music: An Exclusive With Mazdack Rassi

As far as gambles go, this property was a big one. The cavernous, multi-story warehouse in New York City's Meatpacking district would have been a hot commodity in any decade. But this was 1996 and gentrification had yet to start. IfShow More Summary

Project 24: A Portrait Of Millennial Artist Ariel Cotton

This is the third installment of Project 24, a series that documents the lives and work of millennial artists based in New York City. As a collection, these portraits explore how the latest generation of contemporary artists operate in their relative intersections, navigate New York's dynamic art scene and adopt hybrid forms of visual expression. Show More Summary

Students and Ebola: Fear, Hope and Helping

During the plague, children made up songs to ease their fears. "Husha, husha we all fall down" they sang as they danced around the rosie with pockets full of posies. As we approach Halloween, the legacy of disease lives on in children's minds, as the scariest monster now must be Ebola. Show More Summary

Five Principles for Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Misguided and inappropriate safeguards threaten to handicap some of the most dynamic and innovative approaches to ending energy poverty for 1.3 billion people around the world. That the findings of Sierra Club's latest report -- Expanding...Show More Summary

I Live Only 2 Hours From the Ebola Hospital in Dallas: Here's What I'm Doing to Protect My Family

We Americans sometimes seem to have only two settings when it comes to public health issues: "unconcern" and "panic." (I think the media deserve a great deal of blame for this.) The last few weeks have seen the switch flipped to near-panic...Show More Summary

Common Core and the End of History

The End of History and the Last Man is a book by Francis Fukuyama based on a 1989 essay called "The End of History?" Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War, the collapse of Communism, and what he perceived of as the triumph of Western liberal democracy and capitalism, signaled the end of human cultural transformation. Show More Summary

This Fall, Drink More Apple Brandy

Of the thousands of cocktail recipes out there, the vast majority of them have base spirits from just a handful categories: gin, rum, whiskey, tequila and vodka. But there are several unique and delicious spirits beyond these standard options that are more than worthy of being the foundation of your cocktail. Show More Summary

How Do Traditions of Philanthropy Begin?

It has been a while since I have blogged on here. As some of you may know, on May 29th (a date I will never forget), I was hit by a car that broke both of my legs. After a three week hospitalization, I learned that I did not "qualify" for a rehab program because I was not "weight baring" (and would continue to not be for the rest of the summer). Show More Summary

Solving the Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Win-Win for Businesses

NEW YORK -- With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions. These range from renewed focus on affordable...Show More Summary

The Brain On 23

We are the 23-year-olds. We are the ones squirming in our chairs at the office because we still feel awkward in our grown-up clothes. We strut through city streets with eyes cast toward our screens, desperately seeking any source that will tell us the decisions we've made are valid. Show More Summary

Milk Not Jails Uses Dairy to Reform Prisons

Prison reform and agriculture don't seem to have much in common. The first usually deals with human rights, rehabilitation, wrongful incarceration; agriculture is about rural communities, food economy, and environment. Yet if you take...Show More Summary

Election Season: Time for GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball

It's lucky for the Republicans that most general elections fall so close to Halloween. That gives them an excuse for their great bi-annual GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball. This year the Republicans are doing their very best to prevent the voters from remembering who they really are and what they really stand for. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Sting's 'The Last Ship' in Full Sail

Not to be foolishly subtle about it: If a better new musical than The Last Ship appears on the horizon this Broadway season, tuner lovers best consider themselves extravagantly lucky. The production, at the Neil Simon, with score byShow More Summary

13 Spook-Free Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Halloween

Halloween is full of tricks, treats, ghoulish games, frightening frocks, cute costumes, glowing Jack O' Lanterns, pumpkin-packed parties, and of course spookiness! Unfortunately, all of the frightening fun has dangers lurking behind them. Show More Summary

Would Warren Really Run?

What is Elizabeth Warren up to? Elizabeth Warren's offhand remark in an interview with People magazine strongly suggested that the Massachusetts senator has revised her previous firm declarations of non-candidacy for president and is now deliberately leaving the door open a crack. Show More Summary

Old New York in 'On the Town'

The sights and sounds of old New York are just a few of the marvels of the musical On the Town, newly revived at the Lyric Theater. If you see a subway sign marked IRT, you know you are in the right place. Three sailors on an overnight...Show More Summary

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove's Strong Take on 'Angels in America'

Since Tony Kushner could be considered to know best, why not quote what he says he admired after seeing Ivo van Hove's revival of the playwright's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: "It had this...Show More Summary

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

"Chinese traditional culture is especially important today, when the society is gradually losing its moral standards due to utilitarianism and materialism." -- Lee Shu Ping The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the...Show More Summary

Why Every Vote Counts

What do a dairy farmer, the New York State Senate and LGBT equality have in common? The answer: 18 votes. Two years ago, Cecilia Tkaczyk was running for office in the 46th Senate District in the Capital Region of New York. At the time,...Show More Summary

New Studies, Reports Heighten Need for Action on Climate Change

For years our Congress has ignored humans' impact on climate change. Many members of Congress have used terms like "pseudoscience" and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change...Show More Summary

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