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Twenty-first Century Racism in America

Tracy Adams For decades, four simple words have been the articulation of hope for people of color who, speaking out against never-ending violence and injustice in their communities, are simply fed up…“No Justice, No Peace!” These four words have been … Continue reading

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Aftrican Americans and the Year of the Vote

Tracy Adams It is without doubt or hesitation that African Americans have deep-seated roots in the cultivation, development, design, and fabric of this blessed country, the United States of America. Carter Godwin Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” expressed his … Continue reading

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Boxing in 2017: A Resurgence for the Sweet Science?

Owen Clark In my prior musings, I’ve alluded to the cliché of “__ is dead.” I think you’d be hard-pressed to argue against the notion that the sport of boxing is the undisputed pound-for-pound champion of this futile declaration. According … Continue reading

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Challenging Conventions in Rei Kawakubo’s Art of the In Between

Dakota Blackman The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a classic tourist destination in New York, overflowing with a sweeping collection of art that traverses time periods and cultures. Among the classics, which include the Greco-Roman sculpture hall, or a collection … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

  Who Killed Rock and Roll? Bernie Langs Who killed Davey Moore Why an’ what’s the reason for… “Not I,” says the referee Don’t point your finger at me ….It wasn’t me that made him fall No, you can’t blame … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Ones to Watch, Vol. 1 Edition

Jim Keller No matter how you spin it, 2016 was not a kind year for women who remain trapped on the other side of a cracked glass ceiling. So it is with great pleasure that I begin this first in … Continue reading

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The Giro D’Italia

  Francesca Cavallo The Giro d’Italia, or Tour of Italy, is one of the world’s most famous bicycle races. Twenty-two international teams compete for three weeks in a contest of racing tactics, willpower, and raw athleticism. The 2017 Giro is … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

Bernie Langs Martin Scorsese and Silence Martin Scorsese, who I consider America’s greatest living film director, is a creative talent with the ability to continuously surprise his audiences in terms of what he chooses for his huge enterprises. Yet, the … Continue reading

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Dominique Ansel Nominated Best Pastry Chef in the World: A Cronut Comeback?

  Juliette Wipf Who hasn’t heard of the famed 2013 food the Cronut? After quickly gaining worldwide attention, Cronut followers were soon considered frivolous, and the pastry over-hyped. TIME magazine naming the pastry one of the 25 best inventions of … Continue reading

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What We Celebrate on 5th of May or Cinco de Mayo

  Guadalupe Astorga We can appreciate Mexican culture in the United States like no other place in the world. We have all probably entered a shop in New York City and experienced the magical sensation of being instantaneously transported to … Continue reading

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Isle of Man TT: The World’s Most Dangerous Race

  Owen Clark The spectrum of the “daredevil” has always been somewhat of a curiosity to me, particularly in the world of motorcycles. There are those that wouldn’t go near a bike if you paid them—I’ve met plenty in that … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote

  “Why are we suddenly a nation and a people who strive for security above all else? In fact, security is essentially elusive, impossible. We all die. We all get sick. We all get old. People leave us. People surprise … Continue reading

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New York City Dialect New York-ese, Lesson 6

Aileen Marshall Hey! Welcome to the sixth and last lesson in our series on the New York City dialect. By now you should be able to understand the natives well enough to ask for subway directions (which also makes it … Continue reading

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An Italian Easter

Francesca Cavallo Easter brings to mind egg hunts, chocolate, jelly beans, and the Easter bunny. In Christianity, Easter is the holiest and oldest of all traditions, and it’s related to the even more ancient Jewish festival of Passover, which is … Continue reading

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New York City Dialect New York-ese, Lesson 5

Aileen Marshall Yo! Welcome to lesson five in our series on the New York City dialect. I hope you’ve been practicing. By now you should be able to hold a light conversation in New York-ese, and order a bagel with … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

Qiong Wang Las Ruinas y Las Piramides This was my first visit to Mexico, and my first visit to the Yucatán peninsula, which must be a magical land. Despite a plan for every detail on the trip, things started to … Continue reading

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Carnival done Italian-style

Francesca Cavallo February in Italy is infiltrated by masks, confetti, colors, and lights that create a very exciting and unique atmosphere. Carnival is a huge winter festival celebrated 40 days before Easter and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi … Continue reading

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A New Encounter on Stage: SugaGold

Alice Marino As soon as you arrive in New York City, you immediately learn that there is not much time to get bored. We are surrounded by tons of things to do, places to explore, museums to visit, new restaurants … Continue reading

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Memories of the Golden State

Owen Clark Armed with a DSLR camera, travel guitar, two Haight and Ashbury-acquired shawl-cardigans, and three of my oldest friends, I left the perpetual fog of the San Francisco Bay. Having played out the scene a thousand times in my … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Ones to Watch, Vol. 3 Edition

Jim Keller  As laid out in last year’s column, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress races of the Academy Awards are extremely unpredictable. Just take a look at the outcomes below in comparison to what was discussed to see for … Continue reading

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