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To Boycott or Not to Boycott?: That Should Not Be the Question

The doctoral students at CUNY situated at the Graduate Center in NYC, are contemplating a resolution to boycott Israeli academics, as are other academic forums. I have been outspoken and writing against all academic boycotts for years. Show More Summary

A cause to pause on the UES

I was walking on the upper east side the other day and I was stopped in my tracks, I think a lot of people were. As you approached E. 51st Street on Lexington Avenue, this was the scene. There's a small construction project being done...Show More Summary

Nat Hentoff: Jazz, Edward Snowden and the Eternally Radical Idea of Free Speech (VIDEO)

Whether you care about jazz, civil liberties, freedom of speech throughout history, or the First Amendment on campus, be sure to check out this new interview with jazz critic and civil liberties legend Nat Hentoff. Nat, who is on the...Show More Summary

Why The Dallas Cowboys Are Not For Real

On the heels of the most impressive win of the Jason Garrett era and of this NFL season, the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys sit tied atop the NFC East after out-Seahawking the Seattle Seahawks 30-23 Sunday. For a franchise that has been mired in...Show More Summary

NYC's Barchetta Sets Sail for Mediterranean Seafood

Hard to believe Chef David Pasternack opened the West Side seafood restaurant Esca fourteen years ago and that it is still going strong for its deceptively simple preparations with an Italian component. Now, with the opening of Barchetta...Show More Summary

Bruce Lieberman: 'East End' at Gallery North

Painter Bruce Lieberman's exhibition East End is about many of things: among them are his daily life on Long Island, his endless experimentation with paint and his need to "escape" from the pressures of the world. Bold, brash, broadly...Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Exploring Washington Market Tavern, Scenes from a Marriage and more

Sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Walking through Washington Market Tavern's unassuming doors prepares you for a gastropub experience but what lies ahead is more akin to straight up fine dining minus the white table clothes. Show More Summary

On Matters of Size (PHOTOS)

I had the unique experience of photographing a behind-the-scenes of the 2nd Annual Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant hosted at Kings County Bar. Other than the occasional wardrobe malfunction, there was a very small amount of penis on display at the event. Show More Summary

Could This Be the Best Wine for Pizza?

Years ago, selling wine for a tiny distributor out of Madison, Wisconsin, I brought home a mysterious red to audition with dinner. Gragnano was new to our table and, with anticipation running high, I blew out half the bottle over our...Show More Summary

Hipsterless Brooklyn: Portrait of a Vanished World

Brooklyn is big. If it were its own city, and not part of Gotham, its 2.5 million residents would make up the fourth largest metropolis in the United States. Brooklyn covers almost a hundred square miles of intensely varied terrain,Show More Summary

Met Opera: A Fiery and Doomed "Carmen" With Rachvelishvili

Few operas can match Bizet's Carmen for passion, jealousy, revenge, and ultimate tragedy, set to stirring and glorious music, and the Met Opera's sweeping production by Richard Eyre brings it all vividly to life. Anita Rachvelishvili's...Show More Summary

Richard Gere and Bill Murray Keep Up the Good Work

Seeing Richard Gere and Bill Murray -- as well as their new films -- back to back this week invites comparison: movie stars for the past 35 years, they continue to do superlative work in both Hollywood and independent films. Murray anchors St. Show More Summary

Kids Shouldn't Be at Rikers, Period

New York State's top corrections official said this week that he supports moving all adolescent inmates off Rikers Island. His statement raises hopes for an end to what the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a scathing...Show More Summary

I'm Still Here

I understand that this is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here is my story. When I was 19 I was swept off my very naïve feet by a funny, talented man who was 27 years older. I cannot access my frame of mind then, although I have tried many times. Show More Summary

NYC's Subterranean Decoy Serves Up a Lot More Than Peking Duck

Not for the first time am I happy to credit Ed Schoenfeld with being NYC's best ambassador of Chinese food. Back in the late 1960s, when most Chinese restaurants in America were still serving egg foo yung and chow mein, Brooklyn-born...Show More Summary

I'm 45, Single And Childless. No, There's Nothing 'Wrong' With Me.

October comes in innocently enough, stretching the edges of summer into fall. But then, one night, seemingly out of nowhere, a cold chill touches my shoulders like a former lover I've tried to shake from memory. I shiver. My heart falls; I know that another long winter is approaching and I'm still alone. I hadn't planned it this way. Show More Summary

NYC Has the Cronut, But the Craze in London: Bread Ahead's Custard Grenades (WATCH)

"The donuts give our bakers a chance to be naughty, really. We literally carpet bomb them with sugar." Meet Justin Gellatly, the head baker of Bread Ahead Bakery located at the popular food stalls in London's Borough Market. Good fortune brought me to Bread Ahead early one morning in England. Show More Summary

It's Time for Full Equality

This summer, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that restricts access to contraception for women employed by private companies. In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the court decided in a 5-4 decision "for-profit companies can use religious...Show More Summary

HuffPost Deutschland Is 1 Year Old Today. Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to HuffPost Deutschland, which turns 1 year old today. There's no better time to celebrate the work and spirit of our amazing German team under the leadership of Cherno Jobatey, our editorial director, and Sebastian Matthes,...Show More Summary

The Nathan Lane Show

Rupert Grint, Micah Stock, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, F Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally in It's Only a Play. Photo: F. Scott Schafer You will not likely find anything funnier onstage, just now, than Nathan Lane in the opening scene of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. Show More Summary

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