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Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary. Such will be the case with Art Everywhere...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell's Colossal Ray Rice Mistake

In one of Roger Goodell's most important decisions as NFL commissioner, he abdicated his responsibility to society and to women in favor of a policy of ignorance. After Ray Rice allegedly knocked out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City...Show More Summary

How I've Kept the Same Group of Pals Since Preschool

For by Lauren Young (Photo Courtesy Lauren Young) Most women I know have drifted away from their childhood friends. Not me. My childhood friends are my partners in crime, my trusted advisers and an eternal source of laughter in my life. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Cure Your Wanderlust Without Traveling

You're officially a victim of the disease called wanderlust. You've spent hours upon hours scrolling through beautiful photographs on the internet (maybe even this blog), but you're sitting at your desk or on your couch and you're sick...Show More Summary

NYPD Chokehold Case: 'It Tore My Heart Out'

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner is in tremendous emotional pain. She has had to look at a cell phone video recording that has gone viral regarding alleged police brutality against her son. The mother of Eric Garner (she is a train conductor in NYC for the Transit Authority) looked me in my eyes with profound sadness as she made this comment. Show More Summary

Why the New York Times' Editorial Series Calling for Marijuana Legalization Is Such a Big Deal

The New York Times editorial board made history Sunday, as the first major national paper to call for an end to marijuana prohibition. And how they did it is half the story -- with rare flash and panache, as well as the intellectualShow More Summary

Your Life in Weeks

This is a long human life in years: And here's a human life in months: But today, we're going to look at a human life in weeks: Each row of weeks makes up one year. That's how many weeks it takes to turn a newborn into a 90-year-old. It kind of feels like our lives are made up of a countless number of weeks. Show More Summary

Becoming Intentional About College Retention

One of the biggest concerns at colleges and universities is how best to improve retention. Retention means something quite different depending upon the institution. At elite colleges, for example, retention rates below 85 percent in four years are a cause of concern. Show More Summary

Bartolo Colon: So What's the Trade Market for a 41-Year-Old Pitcher?

Being six games under.500 and eight-and-a-half games out of first place, the 2014 New York Mets still have a decent chance to not be a bad team this season. Especially if Jenrry Mejia's recent comments in his interview are indicative...Show More Summary

End of Summer Festivals in and Around New York City

Every summer, New York City pulls out all the stops to bring incredible events to its residents and visitors, and the good news is that there's still time to partake in its festival offerings. From now until the end of September, there's...Show More Summary

Waiting for Thor: 5 Reasons the Men You Date Aren't Meeting Your Expectations

OK, I wanted to call this "Waiting for Superman" until I realized it was a documentary on the education system in DC -- great piece, BTW. Then I realized that Thor and his "enchanted hammer" might be a far better example. And at the very least Chris Hemsworth, cast as Thor, is dreamy! I am enamored with superheroes, and I always have been. Show More Summary

The Changing Face of Police Brutality: Bratton's Broken Windows and the Death of Eric Garner

The more things change... well, you know the rest. And you know the rest because even that classic saying has stayed the same. Here's another one: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Things don't seem to be changing...Show More Summary

Media on Middle East, ACA in Court, GMOs in Food

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin and Corn debate déjà vu news - Israel back in Gaza and ACA back in court. Consensus: there's not a media bias but a rough balance between pro-Israel talking heads and the flood of photos of dead civilians. Show More Summary

A Proud Russkiy Citizen or an Upatriotic Traitor of Mother Russia?

I refuse to be defined by my passport -- both literally and metaphorically. Surely there's more to an individual than his personal identification number and/or the color of his passport? There was a time, not so long ago, when I traveled...Show More Summary

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC This Season: Part One

While Broadway shows and musicals often top the list of must-do activities for visitors and New Yorkers alike, smaller scale and sometimes underrated Off-Broadway shows are making a heat wave this summer. In this Part One of my Off-Broadway...Show More Summary

Patricia Broderick at Ille Arts

Patricia Broderick, My Mother Making up - late 30s, 1997, oil crayon on paper, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Ille Arts. Patricia Broderick's (1925-2003) exhibition at Ille Arts in Amagansett, New York communicates memories situated in a particular time and place, marked by the autobiographical and everyday. Show More Summary

Fighting the Power of Greed With Poetry: Poetic People Power's Closed: NYC Shuts Its Doors to Artists

Poetry readings are a decidedly mixed bag: They can be interminable snooze-fests, or, like Wednesday night's show by the folks from Poetic People Power, exciting, engaging, and inspirational. In the show, seven New York area poets took...Show More Summary

Early Animation: The Farmer in the CIty

Farmer Alfalfa (his name has been configured differently at times) is not an actual farmer of the sort you might find selling grass-fed dairy at the local greenmarket. For one thing, he was an old man well before America's entry into World War I, yet he lives today. Show More Summary

Turning 55, Kevin Spacey's on Fire

When Kevin Spacey made a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host came up with the perfect skit to highlight the actor's many talents: Spacey headed up a barbershop quartet that put a doo-wop twist on the Jason Derulo hit, Talk Dirty ("your booty don't need explaining, all I really need to understand is... Show More Summary

The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. Show More Summary

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