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Entries by Lucas Kavner from 11/2012

The Official Antihero of Hurricane Sandy

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Media

We've already seen a number of true heroes emerge in the aftermath of this hurricane. But lucky for us, one man has come bursting out of the rubble of the storm like some feather-haired phoenix, ready to spread bile and ill-will via his Twitter account.

Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street Offshoot, Amasses New York Volunteers

Posted 11.01.2012 | Green

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Conor Tomas Reed stood beside a flagpole in front of a pair of high-rise apartment buildings in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood on ...

Berkeley Township Volunteer Rescue Group Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims On Jersey Shore

Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

The Underwater Search and Rescue Squad 86 in Berkeley Township, New Jersey is made up entirely of volunteers, squad president Carl Mattocks among them...

Occupy Sandy Emerges As Relief Organization For 21st Century, Mastering Social Networks

Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

As local leaders and citizens complain of FEMA and the Red Cross and general government absences in their own neighborhoods, independent and local vol...

For Public Housing Residents After Sandy, 'A Slow-Motion Katrina'

Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ask anyone living in Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens or Park Slope earlier this week, and they would tell you that they have power, h...

With Recovers.org, Two Sisters Revolutionize Disaster Relief

Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Last year, Morgan O'Neill was tinkering with a tornado display at the Museum of Science at MIT when she got a phone call informing her that a living, ...

Ang Lee, 'Life of Pi' Director, Talks Culture Shock, Anxiety And Why His Films Fit Together

Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Ang Lee's best films begin with an initial calmness, a tranquility, which inevitably breaks open and gives way to desire and explosive emo...

At Brooklyn Free School, A Movement Reborn With Liberty And No Testing For All

Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- On a recent Wednesday morning at the Brooklyn Free School, a class was in session. Ten students, ranging in age from about 12 to 16, sat a...