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Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely  booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater  in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message  as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows

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A memorial park honoring  Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was found defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Friday, spray-painted with swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” . @beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today

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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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Reports of anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant incidents at schools around the country have spread rapidly in the days since Donald Trump  became President-elect Trump. These incidents are hitting not only colleges and universities, but high schools, middle schools and even a handful of elementary schools.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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Accused Subway Masturbator Done In By Own DNA

16Nov

A registered sex offender is behind bars after his DNA was found on the pant leg of a woman who accused him of masturbating on her. The alleged incident happened Oct

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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Notice to Trump: We’re Ready

14Nov

On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency, despite an increase in acts of racism and bigotry since the election Tuesday. “I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests.

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Donald Trump’s campaign threat to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton  may still be in play, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a vice chairman on Trump’s presidential transition team. “That’s a tough one, George, it really is,” Giuliani told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

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Someone drew a swastika on four dormitory doors at New York City’s New School over the weekend. We woke up to this on our door, in a dorm at @TheNewSchool , where 3 Jewish women live. @ShaunKing @deray @parsonsdesign pic.twitter.com/tK1IpXA1ae — sam ☕ (@samlichtenstein) November 12, 2016 David Van Zandt, the school’s president, released a statement Saturday addressing the symbols, saying hate crimes were “unacceptable at the school.” “Any form of expression that denigrates members of our community based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual or gender identity, or political beliefs is completely abhorrent and antithetical to our core values,” he said in a statement

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My Journey to Carnegie Hall Via Venezuela

11Nov

By Paul Desenne, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 11, 2016 And thirteen million mouse clicks later, I was taking a bow onstage at Carnegie Hall…

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Money and Politics in the Age of Trump

11Nov

Cross-posted from the Brennan Center for Justice Earlier this week millions of Americans woke up with the political hangover of a lifetime.

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When Matt Rotner  was tasked with giving a speech at his sister’s wedding, he was not about to  throw away his shot .

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While this train wreck of a national election comes to its long awaited conclusion, I keep thinking about how the world is changing and how little this election reflects the reality of the world around us. Technology has changed our economy, communication systems, society, and lifestyles, a set of facts unobserved by our national politics.

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Marathon Sunday in New York City was a pretty festive experience, and one cop took a quick break from work to get in on the action.  In a video posted to Instagram and shared on Facebook, Sachin Shenolikar described how he was playing with his band, the Condescending Liberals, along the marathon route, when he noticed a police officer enjoying the music.  “My hands were cramping up a bit, so I took a break and chatted with him as the band jammed on,” Shenolikar wrote. “He said he was a guitar player too.

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Last Call To Stein Voters And Stay-At-Homers

06Nov

Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels

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ThirdLove Heidi Zak is the co-founder of ThirdLove , an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes fit should come first. In addition to offering signature half-cup sizes to provide a more precise fit, ThirdLove has developed a patented mobile sizing app that empowers a woman to measure herself from home. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, the company has raised over $13M from investors including NEA and Andreessen Horowitz

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Forgotten Bits of Subway Stations

03Nov

Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in ​her solo exhibition Passage: ​Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves

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Jeurys Familia , an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence , was arrested for domestic violence  on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.  Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.  In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence .

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One woman showed up to the Village Halloween Parade in New York City on Monday night dressed up as “a soiled tampon,” which, according to the photo’s caption, she wanted to do for “so many years.”  But fulfilling a years-long dream was apparently about more than a creative use of fake blood.

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When Jeffrey Robinson’s  Trump Tower debuted in July 2012, it failed to receive much attention, despite boasting the tagline, “The sexiest novel of the decade,” and an endorsement from Donald Trump  himself.

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i mage courtesy Wikicommons If the 2016 election seems to be more like a Reality TV Show than an election, it is for a simple reason: it is. I should know. I spent years producing Reality TV, and this one is a ratings winner, even if it is a disaster for the nation.

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New York City’s Metropolitan Opera was evacuated Saturday after an audience member sprinkled an unidentified powder into the orchestra pit during the second intermission of a performance of “Guillaume Tell.” The Met said on its Facebook page that it had canceled the evening performance of “L’Italiana in Algeri” while police investigate the incident.

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I Wish I Could Vote For Hillary Clinton Twice

29Oct

As we all know, James Comey, the director of the FBI, shook up the presidential election by informing Congress that the FBI is looking into additional emails related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton, later reported to have been found on a computer used by her close aide Huma Abedin and her lecherous husband Anthony Wiener. Director Comey said in his brief message that the emails have not been reviewed and may not be significant.  This announcement was  contrary to the Justice Department’s longstanding policy  of not commenting on ongoing investigations and not interfering in elections within the 60 days prior to the vote

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“ Hamilton ” is a ground-breaking musical for many reasons. Beyond its score and story and performances, though ― all of which are fervently praised, and rightly so ― there’s a simple reason the hype behind this generation’s biggest theatrical moment is deserved: representation matters

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Photo Credit: Ken Herman Happy Friday everybody! Aire Atlantica just dropped his latest remix for the K.Flay banger “Blood In The Cut” and you have to listen to it. In an exclusive interview, Atlantica told me a charming story about how he first heard of K.Flay. “It’s funny

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This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role..

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Don’t be worried if you argue with your spouse every now and then. It generally means you care about the relationship, said Elisabeth J

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Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in ‘Her Notes.’ Photo: Rosalie O’Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes , to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. The music is noteworthy because the compositions of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel have largely been unknown – it wasn’t considered acceptable for a woman of her time (1800s) to publish music – but she wrote over 400 piano pieces (a few published under her brother’s name). Lang chose excerpts from Das Jahr , which I thought was beautifully Romantic (comparable to Chopin, perhaps) and gorgeously played by pianist, Emily Wong

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The Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins University has just issued an important report on guns and college campuses which is summarized in a Washington Post op-ed, or you can download the entire report here . Basically, the report argues that, Gun-nut Nation’s claims to the contrary, allowing guns on college campuses does not enhance security or safety, but will result in more, not less gun violence in academic environments.

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Assessing Doesn’t Mean Testing

24Oct

The U.S. Department of Education, Congress, the last two Presidents, and textbook and test publishing companies are in love with high-stakes multiple-choice standardized tests

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Stephen Colbert wants in on Donald Trump’s rumored TV network. With reports swirling that the GOP nominee wants to launch something akin to “ Trump TV ” following the presidential election, the “ Late Show ” host has been busy preparing some show pitches. “This is exciting,” Colbert said on Friday

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ATLANTA ― For Republicans nervous about an electoral catastrophe next month, Lesley Jones could be a harbinger of doom.

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If you’ve ever taken the Metro-North train from New York City, you may have noticed a strange island floating in the Hudson River about 50 miles up, as you move between Cold Spring and Beacon. It’s a small knot of land, unusual in and of itself, and made all the more surreal by the castle ruins resting atop it

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Creaky knees don’t have to be your destiny, says Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and author of The Exercise Cure . Minimize wear and tear on joints and tendons by strengthening the surrounding muscles: “Your body is like one long kinetic chain—every joint and muscle impacts how the surrounding parts move,” Metzl says. Fortify these vulnerable places: 1

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How Retiring Overseas Can Make You Healthier

16Oct

“I’ll tell you something…. You won’t find better weather anywhere in the world than this,” a friend of ours said as he was leaving after visiting us in Ecuador. Morning View of Vilcabamba, Ecuador He’s right about that

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The 1,300 cop city council (which they will forever be known as) yesterday proposed changes to New York’s wildly abusive treatment of street vendors. Since 1983, there the city has capped the number of permits required to legally sell on the street.

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Say “yes!” to all of the dresses.  Wedding gown designers recently debuted their new collections at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. We took on the very challenging task of picking out some of our favorite looks, which you’ll find below. Prepare to hit that  Pinterest button  in 3, 2, 1..

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After a Chinese-American editor at the New York Times shared the story of a racist encounter Sunday, the Asian-American community has refused to stay silent.  The Twittersphere is standing in solidarity with Michael Luo, who was out with family and friends on New York City’s Upper East Side when a woman shouted at him, “go back to China … go back to your f―-ing country.” Well dressed woman on Upper East Side, annoyed by our stroller, yells: “Go back to China…go back to your f—ing country.” #thisis2016 — Michael Luo (@michaelluo) October 9, 2016 Luo, who is the deputy Metro editor at the Times, recounted the experience in a poignant open letter to the woman. He emphasized that although he has grown up in the U.S., he and so many other Asian-Americans feel they’ll always be seen as foreigners.  “It’s this persistent sense of otherness that a lot of us struggle with every day.

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With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about women

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A few years ago, Huff/Post50 ran a post boasting how the Baby Boomer generation changed sex forever and in dramatic ways . In today’s world of broadening acceptance, that post seems like a relic. Do you agree

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Sadhguru – This Yogi’s Guide To Joy

07Oct

To know me is to know I have a very high energy level. I’ve always been one whose mind races ahead of my body, sometimes my body races ahead of my mind. Sometimes I find myself inventing new words

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How To Navigate A World Controlled By Fear

05Oct

In a recent article, I shared my own experiences of the impact of increased individual acts of terrorism and of being too close for comfort during many of the recent attacks in Europe.

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Our Favorite Products from BeautyCon NYC 2016

03Oct

Over the weekend, Celeb Secrets  had the opportunity to attend  BeautyCon NYC   and it was every beauty-obsessed person’s dream! Held at Pier36 in New York City, the event featured beauty panels, makeup tutorials, chatrooms, and meet-ups with some of the most influential online personalities (content creators) in the world.

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7 Steps to Planning a Staycation

03Oct

More than half of American workers left unused vacation days in 2015, and you know why you should cash in on your PTO days . You have hard earned Paid Time Off (PTO) days piling up at work, you’re feeling burnt out, and you deserve a break… so take the stress out of planning a vacation and schedule your staycation today! Staycations are wonderful because you don’t have to plan them far in advance, worry about getting a good hotel deal or booking a flight that fits in your price range

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U.S., China Formally Join Paris Climate Pact

03Sep

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping fortified commitments to reduce carbon emissions Saturday by formally joining the Paris agreement and pledging a “continued bilateral climate cooperation.”  The leaders of the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases met Saturday at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China . By officially ratifying the climate agreement reached in April, the two countries move the Paris deal a major step toward taking effect this year, the White House said

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TAMPA, Fla. – Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains.

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New from Amazon is a 31-page pamphlet Drumpf for President: A Scary Fable . It is available in both paperback and kindle editions.

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Photographer Miranda Barnes never had the opportunity to take a picture of her grandmother, Joyce, together with her twin sister, Jean. However, she was struck by the archival images she accumulated depicting her Nana and great aunt, which showed with expressive power the bond between them.  Inspired by their intimacy, Barnes embarked on a photography series of her own, documenting black sisters that, like Joyce and Jean, share a bond that cannot be broken.

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NEW YORK ― An imam and a member of his congregation were shot dead on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports.  Witnesses heard several shots fired  near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Queens at about 1:50 p.m., according to the New York Daily News. The two men were found lying in a pool of blood and witnesses said they’d both been shot in the head. More..

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Living in New York City can be pretty rough. The rent is high, there are pretty much always huge piles of trash bags everywhere and if you live here long enough, you’re probably going to get bedbugs .

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NEW YORK ― An imam and another man were shot on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports. One man was killed

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Despite a campaign where, to a great extent, the erratic and offensive behavior, intolerance and vulgarity is the message, there are some issues where Donald Trump has differentiated himself from most other Republicans as well as his Democratic opponent. His views on trade, efforts to, rhetorically at least, make the Republican Party the tribute of the white working man, and strong anti-immigrant views separate him from most of his vanquished GOP opponents

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Step aside, George Clooney . There’s a new Hollywood prankster in town.  Leonardo DiCaprio recently had some fun with his friend and former co-star, Jonah Hill, in New York City. After spotting Hill on the sidewalk, DiCaprio decided to pull a little prank on him.

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At some point in your life–whether as a student, after a graduation, between jobs, or beyond–I hope you will have an opportunity to travel. Whether you venture somewhere near or far…that travel could change your life.

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Forever has resumed on Broadway. The original production of Cats , which billboarded the slogan “Cats. Now and Forever,” paused the forever part on September 10, 2000.

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By: Shira Atkins We polled dedicated yogis and yoga teachers to find out what keeps them sane when the stress comes on. More…

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Connecting to Jobs

27Jul

Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of instability – some were without a place to live for years – and face a multitude of other challenges like a serious mental illness, substance use disorder and chronic health conditions. Housing is the first building block to recovery but there are other vital factors that help change the trajectory of their lives. A well-paying and quality job, for example, can be an essential piece for advancing growth and self-sufficiency.

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One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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Now that the Republicans are about to nominate Donald Trump as their party’s presidential nominee, a look at his religious background seems in order. It will likely tell us how well he will fare with churchgoing voters, and especially the most committed Christians among them, this fall.

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A new postal stamp in French Polynesia highlights a mural at the “ONO’U” festival in Tahiti, a first for the multi-island country as well as the French Street Artist SETH and his local Tahitian collaborator, HTJ. Introduced in New York last week at the decennial World Stamp Show, an eight-day stamp extravaganza visited by a quarter of a million people, the new 140 CFP stamp depicts his mural at the 2015 “ONO’U” festival, as shot by photographer Martha Cooper

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Olivia Wilde announced her second pregnancy in a totally amazing way — and if her most recent red carpet appearance is any indication, she’s going to spend the next several months being equally as amazing. The “Vinyl” star arrived on the CFDA Awards red carpet in New York City on Monday night wearing a skintight, deep green Rosie Assoulin gown with the most perfect cut-out — right alongside her stomach.

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Muhammad Ali represented the epitome of black excellence.  Ali, who died Friday , used his skill, strength and charisma to climb his way to the top and earn recognition as a world class boxing and civil rights champion. But part of what made Ali’s unprecedented success so meaningful is that he proved that a black man could be held by no boundaries; that if he was committed, he could break them all.  More…

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Popcorn Preview: Art Bastard

03Jun

Art Bastard (2016) Cast includes: Robert Canedella More…

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Artists Michael Wertz and Jody Morlock are among those to put their creative spin on Judy Garland for ” Night of a Thousand Judys ,” the annual LGBT Pride Month benefit concert for New York’s Ali Forney Center .  The Huffington Post got an exclusive sneak peek at some of the many pieces, which capture Garland in “Meet Me in St. Louis” and other iconic moments in her esteemed career, that are set to be auctioned off at the June 6 event.  More…

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The City of New York has a $70 billion liability for retiree health insurance costs and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), not including pensions.

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Jenna Kingma is Bravo’s newest breakout star in the docu-series Tour Group .

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The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : By Madeleine Dobie More…

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An Embarrassment of Riches

24May

Embed from Getty Images When Governor Chris Christie famously said, “I don’t consider myself a wealthy man,” the $699,000 earner with a net worth of $3.8 million may be excused for his confusion; he didn’t have this handy calculator to set him straight. The Pew Research Center’s latest tool for determining who’s rich and who’s not brings reality to the fore, but class delusion has a funny way of enduring despite the facts

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It wasn’t these emergency service teams’ finest hour. Fists flew when the FDNY took on the NYPD in a family friendly charity football game in New York City on Saturday. More..

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Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

22May

Photo: New York Times, May 22, 1992 More…

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Scott Grimes – Drive

22May

Photo Credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com More…

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J.K. Rowling clearly doesn’t like what Donald Trump has to say .

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Clive Kronenberg , Cape Peninsula University of Technology More…

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