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A Rose Among the Thorns

After last Tuesday's devastating results in the midterm elections with Democrats losing control of the Senate and other vital seats, including several governors' races, many were frustrated. I myself was extremely disappointed by Democrats...Show More Summary

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Martin "Marty" Heeb, Korean War Veteran, Retired Trucker and Steam Fitter

As a boy growing up in New York City, Martin "Marty" Heeb witnessed American G.I.'s coming home from World War II, and it made a great impression on him. He later joined the military and served in the Korean War -- and ever since, mindful of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, he's been a passionate advocate for veterans. Show More Summary

Obama: Say No to This 'Partnership'

Right after President Obama answered John Boehner's schoolyard taunt over immigration, he promptly took off for friendlier territory in China. Before he got on the plane he again said he was willing to work with Republicans. He proved...Show More Summary

You Can't Take the Country out of Brooklyn!

The borough may be best known as a hub of hip-hop and artsy indie rock, but Kings County is also home to a vibrant country music community, made up of both urban musicians with Southern roots and city-slickers who just have something to croon about. Show More Summary

The President Might Have Just Saved the Internet

During his first run for the White House, Barack Obama promised that he would take "a back seat to no one" on Net Neutrality. Today, the president finally got in the driver's seat. Early this morning, President Obama issued a clear and...Show More Summary

New York Inspires

I've been thinking a lot about inspiration and what drives me to take a picture. I always have a camera with me and it's in my nature as a photographer to need to capture where I am at any given time. The light is my biggest muse and I collect moments with my camera because if I make the picture then the time will stay with me forever. Show More Summary

Chefs Going for the Whole Hog

If you were sacrificed for the greater good of your fellow mammals, wouldn't you want to be totally adored? For every part of your body to receive VIP handling? Whole animal carcasses are getting just this treatment in savvy New York restaurants, where customers can order savory meat creations from all around the animal. Show More Summary

You Had Me at Hello: 5 Steps to Superhero Public Speaking Status

You're walking on stage and your heart starts beating out of your chest. You shake. You sweat. You sound like a robot. You forget your lines and freeze and probably turn red and then start apologizing before you continue an awful downward spiral of embarrassment. Show More Summary

Common Core and the Ebola Virus -- No More Teachable Moments

This is the third in a series of recent Huffington Post columns on the negative impact of the Common Core Standards on education in the United States. The first two posts were "Common Core and the End of History" and "Common Core and...Show More Summary

Recalling Hope, Fear and Race in America

I wrote this back in 2008. It was originally published at the blog site The Agonist. On the sunny, crisp and final Monday of October 2008, three friends met at around 1 p.m., in Downtown Manhattan's financial district for lunch. TheShow More Summary

Fine Dining in the NYC 'Burbs: Valbella and TuttoBella

One of the least heralded of NYC's most successful restaurateurs probably likes it that way. While David Ghatanfard is intensely involved in each of his four restaurants--two in Manhattan, one in Greenwich, CT, one in Scarsdale, NY--he stays behind the scenes, overseeing and making sure all goes as he wishes and as his guests desire. Show More Summary

After GOP Pins Blame on Donkey, Can Dems Find Their Inner TR by '16?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Corn and Christie debate if Republicans won a wave election but not mandate since they campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and the economy by a GOP responsible for the Shutdown and Recession? A: Political malpractice. Show More Summary

First Nighter: 'The Band Wagon' Is Worth Jumping on

The list of delightful ingredients in the Encores! Series revival of The Band Wagon with its Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz score and--when it bowed in 1931--its Dietz-George S. Kaufman libretto is so long that not only is it pleasingShow More Summary

My Lesbian Mom Died Terrified of Going to Hell

I once punched a girl in the face for saying, "You're dirty like your lesbian moms," all because a boy she liked was interested in me. I didn't think about it; I just swung. Then I dared her to say it again. She didn't. She knew better. I...Show More Summary

Festival of Light turns Dumbo Into a Magical Scene

Dumbo couldn't be better name to this Brooklyn's neighborhood hosting the first edition of The New York Festival of Light this weekend Nov. 7-9. As magical as the movie, a display of artistic light designs transformed the Manhattan Bridge...Show More Summary

The Art of Healing

From Marina Krim: In the early days of the Lulu & Leo Fund, one of the biggest challenges we faced was -- how could we use our unique and terrible experience to help others. Whatever we ended up doing, we wanted to really believe in it. Show More Summary

"Sticks and Bones": The Way We Were During Vietnam Via Rabe

The rage that polarized the country over the Vietnam War now, decades later, often seems a distant memory. A gripping revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, led by excellent performances from Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter, jolts those...Show More Summary

Theater: Bill Pullman Shines in Sticks And Bones

STICKS AND BONES out of THE NEW GROUP AT SIGNATURE THEATRE David Rabe's Sticks And Bones is unquestionably a dated play. But what does that mean? People often use "dated" to refer to a work that simply isn't good. But a bad play is a bad play -- "dated" is often merely a polite way of saying everyone was wrong the first time around. Show More Summary

On the Wrongful Conviction of Krishna Maharaj

I was recently involved in a documentary about a man who was sentenced to death for a double murder that happened in October 1986 in Room 1215 of the Dupont Plaza in downtown Miami. His death sentence was overturned because the judge...Show More Summary

Cuomo Wins!/Loses! III

Twice before in the last 60 days I've posted pieces with the above title. It was true then and it's true now. Normally a 13-point win in a down year for Democrats would be good news for the victor. But the Cuomo campaign and his overarching...Show More Summary

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