Cannes Festival Nominee Explores the Artistic Need to Create

An artist finds himself one color short. Rich Monetti on art and passion.

What Woody Guthrie Really Thought of the Trumps

“For Guthrie, Fred Trump came to personify all the viciousness of the racist codes that continued to put decent housing – both public and private – out of reach for so many of his fellow citizens.”

Representing Racist History: A Village Seal & Sports’ Mascots

Does this image offend you? Well for one community, it’s up for debate.

Wine Experts Answer The Questions You’re Too Afraid To Ask

Wine is a complicated subject and no one wants to looks stupid, so we went to the New York Autumn Wine Festival to clear up some nagging questions we had.

Reconciling the Red Man Ruse

For my brother and me, Santa was mortal. In fact, he was many a mortal.

Memories of a Road Not Taken

Thomas Fiffer remembers a time when life glittered with possibility.

Life’s Little White Bicycles are far too Important to Ignore

Take the time to appreciate and take in your surroundings. Don’t ignore the little white bicycles in life.

Aladdin Magic Carpet Prank

It’s not everyday you see your favorite disney character riding down the street on his magic carpet…

Review: Life, James Dean And The Limits Of Nostalgia

Dehaan is a weedy James Dean – Robert Pattinson has all the energy.

Portland Maine, Where 9-11 Began

9/11 hits closer to home for Andy Schulkind than he thought. Here’s how. #NeverForget

A Belated Eulogy, The Life and Death of Carlos Koldobsky

Bob Marrow remembers a good friend.

From Bullied in Newark to the Cover of French Vogue

Andre J. wants to tell you one thing: love yourself. That’s how Andre went from being bullied in the projects to appearing on the cover of French Vogue.

Excerpt from RE JANE

For Jane Re, a half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life.

It’s Not Hockey, It’s Playoff Hockey

Like typical Americans, Sr. Sports Editor Michael Kasdan and Sports Editor Wai Sallas casually step into the fray of the NHL just as the playoffs get started. Somehow they talk more about video games than the actual Stanley Cup in another edition of the Sports Exchange. ___ Sports Editors Wai Sallas and Michael Kasdan let […]

Being an Ethical Consumer

Patrick Paglen explains how we are ethically accountable for the spending choices we make. “That was an interesting encounter,” my friend observed as we came out of the service station. He was paying for gas for our car trip, when he ran into someone he had not seen since he was a teenager – not […]

No Elegies for Porn Stars

Dean Kostos’s newest book, This is Not a Skyscraper, contains many gems. This reflection on a porn watcher’s sense of entitlement to the attention of a neighborhood porn star–“earned by years of yearning”–is one such standout.