From Bullied in Newark to the Cover of French Vogue

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Why Principals Matter

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Changing the school, changing the culture.

BREAKING: RIP Mario Cuomo

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We’re saddened by the loss of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo today. He was 82. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

The New York Knicks Could Use a Swift Kick

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Billy Fishkin harnesses his inner Taylor Swift in hoping for better from the Knicks…next year.

The Untold Stories of New York’s Homeless

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Jonathan Hedvat’s video interviews for Storied.tv share the stories and words of New York City’s homeless community.

Fall: Climbing That Mountain

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Despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, Oren Miller embraces life and treks through the mountains with his family, reveling in every moment.

White Ambition: Thailand’s Desire to Become Whiter

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Phil America’s privilege as a white man prompted him to learn about the people of Thailand and abroad.

Safe from ISIS? Yes or NO, Panic is never the Answer!

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With terror groups sophisticated use of social media and misinformation, panic and overreaction are not valid options. Measured, informed and solid security measured are.

Fighting Evil to Equal Rights, Emma Watson is an Exceptional Muggle!

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From fighting Lord Voldemort and his evil followers to championing equal human rights for women, girls, men and boys, Emma Watson has joined a critical fight, and not a moment too soon.

Sorry Liberals, Andrew Cuomo Is Doing Fine

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Some liberal commentators claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s smaller than anticipated reelection margin is bad news for him. They are completely wrong.

A ‘Humans of New York’ Moment

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One warm winter evening on the Upper West Side, Thomas Fiffer reached out and touched a stranger’s life.

Just Let the Kids Play

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Author Bruce Fabricant reminisces on his Little League play, while lamenting youth sports culture of today.