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Playing MLK: Actor David Oyelowo on Selma

British actor David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King in director Ava DuVernay's new film Selma, the story of Dr. King's march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery, on behalf of the right to vote. At the time, black...Show More Summary

Thierry Henry: An Extraordinary, Passionate Player

I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team, then for the under-18s with whom we won the European championship. On the under-20s French squad, he was even captain. Back then, three...Show More Summary

Tony Romo May Not Be NFL MVP, But He Has Become An Elite Quarterback

Tony Romo is not going to win the NFL MVP this season, that much is clear. There are too many other great quarterbacks having monstrous seasons: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck, to name a few. And his teammate in the Dallas Cowboys backfield, running back DeMarco Murray, is firmly in the conversation as well. Show More Summary

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Eric Rhein: AIDS and The Hummingbird's Warrior

Medicine Simplified, 1997, wire & paper, 24"x32"x3" by Eric Rhein One of the most beautiful art experiences I know of in the New York area is completely free, in a gorgeous, amazingly comfortable setting, and will be on display until January 31, 2015. Show More Summary

At Home at the Met

I've been going to the opera since I was a girl, at both the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Center. But few years ago I stopped going to the Met, I didn't know why. Though I continued to listen to the Met's Saturday live radio broadcasts. Show More Summary

Sistina Still Serves Some of the Best Southern Italian Food in NYC

A few weeks ago I heaped high praise about the 22-year-old midtown Italian restaurant San Pietro, whose owner, Gerardo Bruno has long been one of New York's premier hosts. Upon writing that, I realized that it's been at least a decade since I'd dined at his brother Giuseppe's restaurant, Sistina, located on the upper east side for 30 years now. Show More Summary

What No One Wants to Talk About During the Holidays

The time after Thanksgiving is popularly described as "the most wonderful time of the year." With turkey dinners and leftover sandwiches but a distant memory, December is a time for countdowns (either on an Advent calendar or otherwise)...Show More Summary

The 2014 BSA Year in Images (VIDEO)

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here is the Street Art photographer's favorite of the year: Ask Jaime Rojo, our illustrious editor...Show More Summary

New Food Trends 2015

At the end of every year, platoons of food professionals -- consultants, chefs, writers and research firms -- race to predict the trends that will influence foodies all over America and ergo the world. According to Carol Tice from Forbes,...Show More Summary

When Life Hands You Anti-Gay Lemons...

Tempe, Arizona's Faithful Word Baptist Church has a relatively small congregation (less than 200 people), but its pastor, Steven L. Anderson, gets substantial media coverage because of his provocative beliefs. He has, in the past, admitted...Show More Summary

The Story Behind Nasty Pig's Banned Holiday Commercial (NSFW PHOTOS)

Saturday morning I was lying in bed, looking at Facebook, when I came across a story about Nasty Pig's holiday commercial being taken off TV. I immediately contacted Nasty Pig's CEO, David Lauterstein, to see if he wanted to sit down and tell me more about the situation. Show More Summary

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases are estimated to occur every year in this country, half among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. As parents, health care providers and policy makers, this isn't something we...Show More Summary

The Science on Fracking Is In: Not One Well!

While filming a new movie in London, I learned that the sole shale gas well in the nation -- just a few hours north of me -- has triggered two earthquakes, suffered a "structural integrity failure," and risked poisoning water supplies. That's...Show More Summary

Sharing Hope, Changing Lives and Finding Inspiration: One Volunteer at a Time

After receiving 48 hours' notice to leave their home in Venezuela following changes in the government's leadership, my grandparents arrived in New York City in 1920 with their children to start a new life. They were grateful for this...Show More Summary

Why I Took My Baby to #MillionsMarchSF

At four months old, my son was, I'm pretty sure, the youngest protestor at the #MillionsMarchSF event on 12/13/14, where thousands marched in San Francisco from the Ferry Building to City Hall demanding justice and a change in the way...Show More Summary

Jersey City, NJ: 10 Reasons NYC Food and Culture Hounds Should Cross the Hudson Now

Home to Liberty State Park, the iconic Colgate Clock and some of the most anticipated art and culinary projects in the tri-State area, today's Jersey City has shed its industrial identity and now oozes collaborative vibrancy. New Yorkers...Show More Summary

More Nails in the Drug War Coffin: Top Stories of 2014

2014 was another nail in the coffin in the United States' disastrous war on drugs. The majority of the country now supports marijuana legalization and Oregon, Alaska and D.C. made it a reality by legalizing it. World leaders like former...Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Re-Rooted Florists

There's not enough room in Teddy's Florist for the plants and the people, so George Stelios starts moving the flowers to the street. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling George has always been in the flower business. He apologizes for the inconvenience. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

Throughout MacArthur Fellowship recipient Samuel D. Hunter's outstanding play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Show More Summary

What Elizabeth Warren and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Have in Common

More than 50,000 people marched in New York City Saturday -- with untold thousands of others joining across the country -- to protest the killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and many other young men and women of color, while officers...Show More Summary

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