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The Climate March Will Break Records But Will It Encourage More Environmental Media Coverage?

As someone who has spent too many years trying to break through what I call "The Green Ceiling" in mainstream media -- a steadfast wall of refusal on the part of programming executives to dedicate regular airtime to the then-emerging...Show More Summary

Climate Justice: World Council of Church's Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

I am in New York this week to help in the preparations of the World Council of Church's (WCC) Interfaith Summit of Climate Change. Having breakfast in a hotel before a meeting is always a rush. This morning, some of the European WCC staff members kept asking me if the Styrofoam plates, plastic utensils and paper cups are "normal" in the U.S. Show More Summary

An Honest Bootlegger (PHOTOS)

Colin Spoelman, owner, master distiller Kings County Distillery It happened on a job six years ago at the Cuervo Distillery in Tequila Mexico when someone handed me a glass of their "La Familia". Whoa man. That evening, a whole new world...Show More Summary

5 Things the People's Climate March Is Doing Right, and Why You Should Be There

This Sunday 9/21 in New York City, tens or hundreds of thousands of people will be marching through the streets as part of the People's Climate March, a demonstration that's slated to be the largest of its kind by a long shot. That's a big deal for lots of reasons. Show More Summary

Questions New Yorkers Are Asking

"In the United States you can ask everything" seems to be the motto behind a group of simple, yet provocative, questions that are popping up in New York City sidewalks these days. In the attempt to start a citywide dialogue with "the...Show More Summary

A Hoople's Life: Rock Star Morgan Fisher Returns to New York City

"Oh, it was certainly the most exciting time, considering I was a young lad of twenty-three, discovering the USA for the first time and the joys of rock and all that goes with it!" Rock stars come and go, however one is about to make...Show More Summary

People's Climate March: Working for a Better World

This Sunday, an estimated 100,000 people will flood the streets of midtown Manhattan for the largest climate demonstration in world history. They will come from all over the globe, with interests, talents, and biographies that mirror the incredible diversity of our world. Show More Summary

My Summer Playing New York City Streetball

Everyone had a dream growing up. What was yours? Maybe it was to play in the NBA, become a movie star or a famous actress. Maybe you wanted to be on the cover of Vogue magazine. My dream growing up was to not only play in the NBA, but...Show More Summary

Bike If You Can, Fly If You Must -- By All Means, Go

Published on EDF Voices. Looks like the simmering "climate swerve" may come to a boil on September 21 in New York City for what's billed as the People's Climate March. Bill McKibben called for it in the Rolling Stone magazine. Tens of thousands are slated to respond to his call, ostensibly to channel Franklin D. Show More Summary

The Power in the Palms of Our Hands: The Third Annual Literacy Across Harlem March

The ask is simple: if you're in Harlem on the first of the month, #RockThoseReads. And if you're in Harlem this Saturday, September 20th, bring a book and join the march. For the past three years, education activist Joe Rogers and his...Show More Summary

The Bronx Soccer Stadium Is Dead: Who Killed It?

The soccer stadium project proposed early in the year for the new Manchester City Football Club's home in the South Bronx became an instant hot topic in the community that had leaders and activists talking and taking action. The newShow More Summary

10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

When I was in college, I couldn't wait to move to Manhattan. I had romantic visions of penning a deep, existential novel in a dimly lit coffee shop, inspired by the lofty aromas of freedom and mocha. Of elegant nights hosting happy hour in my tastefully-decorated apartment. Show More Summary

7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals weShow More Summary

The Guest List

This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday. Every single year, I have the same internal battle--to throw a party or not to throw a party. And somehow, each and every year I end up saying yes. Why the trepidation in celebrating the momentous...Show More Summary

The Problem With Sweeping Reform

It was just announced that New York City is creating a new and "improved" version of the SHSAT, the sole admissions test to NYC's esteemed specialized high schools. A Request for Proposals was just posted on the Department of Educations's...Show More Summary

Five Reasons I Can't Adapt to the Suburbs

It was seven years ago this summer that my family and I moved to the suburbs. We loved the city but left it behind for the typical reasons. My wife and I decided we needed more space. We thought the boys should have a backyard. And we had no intention of drinking past 10. We've adapted very nicely to the suburbs. Show More Summary

Stage Door: Embers

Samuel Beckett is having a good year in New York -- the acclaimed Broadway revival of Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, another version, in Yiddish, currently at the Barrow Street Theatre in Greenwich Village and...Show More Summary

Am I Transphobic?: My History With Transgender Women and Effeminate Men

The question posed in the title is one I'd been putting off answering for months. It first popped into my head when Jared Leto won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in February for playing a transgender woman in Dallas Buyer's Club, immediately making transgenderism a long-overdue topic du jour. Show More Summary

The Right Way to Tour NYC's 9/11 Memorial

As I stare out at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, I think back to interviews conducted with American D-Day survivors. In some of them, veterans have been accompanied to the specific beaches on which they landed in 1944 and asked to recall those fateful days. Show More Summary

Meet You in Manhattan? Climate Activists Broaden Their Base

Tens of thousands of green activists are heading to New York City to march in solidarity on Sunday (September 21), in a prelude to a high profile climate change summit called by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Determined...Show More Summary

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