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Ferguson: The Untold Story

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Show More Summary

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

This conversation first appeared in Full Stop. _____________ In this, our second conversation for Full Stop--you can find our first conversation here--Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know. Show More Summary

Books to Make You Hungry

Many of us take books about food and cooking to bed and read them as novels. I like it better when they read as history and connect us to identity and culture: More substance, less fluff. Two such scholarly tomes are Al Dente: A History...Show More Summary

If We Bend Not Our Energies

"... the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs." --W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk The nation's focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers...Show More Summary

Time-Lapse Video of the Hudson Yards Real Estate Development After Two Years. Incredible.

The last place on earth you'd expect the largest private real estate project in the world to be happening is on the tiny and already over-developed island of New York City. Yet the Hudson Yards, A 28-acre site on the West Side of New...Show More Summary

Table for One: A New York Foodie's Most Important Date

In this world there are two types of people: those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. For the former, meals serve merely to fulfill the basic needs of survival in the form of frozen dinners or cold pizza. But inversely for the...Show More Summary

Police Accountability After Ferguson

When I awoke to news of the National Guard coming to Ferguson Monday morning, I felt like I had been transported back to Newark, New Jersey. Not the Newark I left a few months ago to return to St. Louis, but the Newark of the summerShow More Summary

Gentrification Rolls On in Dallas, But Will It Grow Up?

"It's like you did everything right and then something bad just happens to you." Out of the mouth of babes... a 10 year-old Brooklyn summer camper summed up the fears of residents of transitional neighborhoods on NPR's "Marketplace" recently. Show More Summary

Ready to Roll? Bumping and Bouncing with BubbleBall

Lugging a giant bubble ball about a quarter of my weight on my shoulder, I scurried across the field while dribbling a soccer ball. Out of the corner of my eyes, I saw my opponent, Jason, darting towards me. Upon contact, I lost my balance...Show More Summary

VIDEO: What Exactly Is a Ramen Burger?

For more food, drink, and travel videos visit Ramen is one of the few things that is beloved by food snobs and cheap college students alike. But what about if you combine it with another favorite - the classic American...Show More Summary

The Promise -- and Challenges -- Of Universal Pre-K

When my children were enrolled in a private pre-k program more than a decade ago, I used to jokingly -- but also nervously -- wonder out loud why I had to pay more than $15,000 in tuition to have my kids learn finger painting. Of course, this facetious comment was only half-true. Show More Summary

Two Great New Ethnic Restaurants Open on New York's Upper West Side

Walk up or down any avenue on the Upper West Side and you will be astonished at the number of small restaurants of every ethnic stripe right next to each other. Indeed, it's tough to find a dry cleaners or nail salon wedged in between...Show More Summary

No Dudes, Catcalling Isn't Flattering

It's 8:30. I'm running late for work, so I decide to hop a cab. I walk up 81st to Park because I know I have a better chance of getting a cab there. I'm in flip-flops, a skirt and a blouse. I call my mom like I always do in the morning. Show More Summary

The Fire This Time

I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that...Show More Summary

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary

Missing You

August 5, 2014 Evening -- The island of Chios -- Greece The honeyed glow of the evening sun bathes the modest fields of stubbly grass and golden, baled hay. It floats over the low and dense dark-leaved citrus orchards, the beige crumbling...Show More Summary

Time to Fix the Real "Broken Windows"

On Saturday August 23, 2014 I will join the "March for Justice for Victims of Police Brutality" in Staten Island, New York. Its sponsors include the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the NAACP, United Health Care Workers Local 1199, and the National Action Network. Show More Summary

5 Veggie Burgers That Don't Suck

A veggie burger doesn't have to be a bland, mealy disc of meat-free mystery. In the hands of talented chefs, the veggie burger has become flavorful and delicious--and not just for vegetarians anymore. Some even look medium rare (thanks, beets). In fact, these five veggie burgers are so good, they've got carnivores clamoring for them, too. Show More Summary

In Light of Missouri, de Blasio Looks Like a Genius

The silence is almost deafening. Where are the critics of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio now? The pundits, and so called experts questioned why de Blasio, a liberal Democrat, would hold a City Hall Blue Room event with his Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, on one side, and give a live microphone to the Rev. Show More Summary

Finding Your Trigger: On Leggings, Justin Timberlake Concerts and Triathlons

I never thought I'd be writing this post. What I actually mean is I never thought I'd be writing this post describing my success at training for and completing my first triathlon. Sure, a post to the tune of "How Failing to CompleteShow More Summary

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