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The other night I left home to walk to the Parkside Pub in Whitestone, Queens to see an excellent hardcore punk rock show. I love punk rock music and this show was so close it took only a few minutes to walk there. I have loved punk rock for a long time and knew some… Read more »

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There are now two National Basketball League teams within the borders of New York City. The Knicks have been here since 1946, the Nets moved to Brooklyn from New Jersey in 2012. Neither team is doing very well right now, but only one is worthy of your support. The Knicks are the city’s loveable losers…. Read more »

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We’ve all heard about the “American Dream”, it’s something we’re taught in school, and if we’re lucky get to experience it first-hand. The notion and drive to build something great for yourself from nothing is what gave generations before us purpose and a burning want to get up in the morning. It’s what made this… Read more »

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New York City is the city that never sleeps and never shuts down. It take events of epic proportions to knock us off of our game, and even then nothing is ever completely deserted. This is, after all, where the world takes its pulse and sets the pace for Western Civilization, and we take that… Read more »

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David Trotter’s film Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan shakes your foundation and perception of reality. He lays bare the complexity of homelessness in searing images that haunt with chilling intensity. Through the film we are introduced to Suresh Kumar Kathera, who has taken on the seemingly insurmountable challenge of being surrogate… Read more »

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Sid Yiddish is a Chicago performance artist who is running for president as a write-in candidate. He describes himself as a “Lincoln Republican” though his politics are more in line with the Democrats, but you are welcome to write him in on whatever ballot you choose; he’s not picky. He is the only candidate promising… Read more »

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I recently went to a friend’s art opening at Q.E.D., a small art space in Astoria. Going to a friend’s art opening made me feel like I entered a proper adult sphere of being a creative person. Luckily Q.E.D. is as unpretentious as an art space can get without being a punk rock venue or… Read more »

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You should believe in Superman, he’s real and found in the soul of Danny Paradise. Able to stretch legs and arms around the planet, hold it near his heart and heal what we have weakened over time. Danny, a musicial prodigy, healer, leader, planetary Shaman and sage, yoga chief, he’s got it all and gives… Read more »

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We can argue about the direction that the city is going and what our fortunes are as a city. That argument has been raging since the 1600s and won’t ever end. But whatever you think about the direction that New York is going, there are things to look forward to in this New Year. Here… Read more »

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Judging by what I see on my much-too-frequent perusal of social media, many of my friends and acquaintances have taken great lengths to see the latest Star Wars movie. I’ve read some excellent reviews and fully intend to see it, but this may be the first time I have not seen a Star Wars movie… Read more »