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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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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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Though I have been subjected to it for many years, it’s only been in the past year that the language known as “corporate speak” has been creeping into my vocabulary. I must make it stop. I switched jobs a little over a year ago and moved from the thankless ranks of financial journalism to the… Read more »

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For the first time since 1920 the New York Times put an editorial on its front page calling on the U.S. to ‘End the Gun Epidemic in America.’ The editorial came in the wake of an Islamic terror attack by a husband and wife team in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 people and wounded… Read more »

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New York City is largely spared the horrors of Black Friday shopping brawls. A security guard was trampled to death a few years ago in Valley Stream, Long Island, right outside of Queens, but within the five boroughs we have a better history of crowd control. And few of our poor people have cars. There’s… Read more »