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Danny Groner has spent several years working in the fields of media, journalism and publishing. He specializes in writing about people, events, ideas, and the world we live in. "With such an extensive area of expertise, this guy is a walking Wikipedia," said one blogger.

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Tel Aviv Beach Bus: A Transportation Startup Gets Going

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 1:29 PM

The city of Tel Aviv brings together rich tradition and culture with new technology and innovation. Thanks in part to the city's beautiful weather and still emerging tech community, many digital startups call the city home. Tamara Shamam, who lives in Tel Aviv, recently co-founded Tel Aviv Beach...

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How Jerry Seinfeld Defied the Odds and Won the Internet

(3) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:17 PM

When Jerry Seinfeld was shopping around "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" as an online miniseries, he says he was told by digital experts that there's no way audiences would go for it if episodes were more than five minutes each. Seinfeld decided to try anyway, he told a...

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Search and Enjoy: A Short Interview with Accomplice's Quinlan Pozner

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 10:40 PM

If you're looking for something different and unpredictable to do on a weekend this summer, Accomplice: The Show is just the treat. I'd done a different hunt several years ago, and this past Sunday I enjoyed the Village hunt. What's so special and remarkable about Accomplice...

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Odd Job: A Short Interview With Buyer & Cellar's Christopher J. Hanke

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 10:57 AM

It's hard to believe that Buyer & Cellar is actually a one-man show and a work of fiction. That's because Christopher J. Hanke, in the starring role, does so much more than show you the tale of someone hired to work in the mall in Barbra Streisand's basement....

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Lady Day: A Night to Remember

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 11:15 PM

Over recent years, Broadway has delighted us with musicals based on the works of some of music's most well-known pioneers. The cast does their best to emulate the lead laid out before them. This can be a daunting task and a tough act to follow. Nevertheless, in Lady...

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Bullets Over Broadway Comes with Guns Blazing

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:05 PM

With Woody Allen at the helm, Zach Braff in a starring role, and a rich ensemble cast that earns both laughs and applause, Bullets Over Broadway has a lot to offer. The 1994 movie may have fallen off the radar for most, but this production comes storming in and doesn't...

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The Realistic Joneses: There Go the Neighbors

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 8:47 AM

This play starts so promising, it's a shame that it heads off in such an odd direction after the opening scene.

Will Eno's script calls on two new neighbors, both named the Joneses, to take advantage of their proximity and get along. But it's their proximity and what ties...

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Wonder-ful Tale: A Short Interview with Then She Fell's Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 9:53 PM

You might leave Then She Fell with more questions than answers, but that's part of the amazement. This immersive theater experience pushes you to examine the limits of reality and to free your mind to possibility. Plus, the choreography goes well beyond mere dance. Everything you witness in...

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Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood: Computer Screens Hit the Big Screen

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 3:19 PM

As the lines between different industries continue to blur in our society, one of the more interesting combinations that's come out is between tech and culture. Tech start-ups have stormed the business world in recent years, and we're starting to see the impact on the Big Screen. Hollywood is starting...

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Uptown Showdown: A Short Interview With John Fugelsang About (Fake) Debating

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:43 PM

Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan runs a delightfully light series of mock debates that regularly bring together some of New York's top comedy talent on one stage. They face off three-on-three to wow and woo the audience to take their side on an issue that nobody...

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7 Things Houses of Worship Can Learn From Tech Companies

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:01 PM

New York Times columnist, March 16:

The common denominator is individualism, not left-wing politics: it explains both the personal optimism and the social mistrust, the passion about causes like gay marriage and the declining interest in collective-action crusades like environmentalism, even the fact that religious affiliation has...
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Fearsome Foursome: A Short Interview With Dinner With Friends's Heather Burns

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:38 PM

When a couple determines that its best to spend more time apart, the decision can have ripple effects on others around them. That's the tension at play in Dinner With Friends, playing now at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. How this group of four (two couples)...

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Why the Lean In Backlash Has Returned, One Year On

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In was met with mixed reviews last spring. The book, part autobiography and part self-help, aimed to spark a conversation about women and the workplace. But with that positive message came some questions about whether Sandberg was in touch with the realities of the average...

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Hip Hop Hooray: A Wonderful Glimpse Into a Cultural Phenomenon

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 9:02 PM

On Thursday night, the Paley Center in New York City hosted a first look at the upcoming VH1 documentary, The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, that debuts this week. Attendees got to see the first two parts of the four-part series, which covered the early...

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Russia Today: A Short Interview With Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's David Abeles

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 7:16 PM

It's hard to put into words what it's like to witness Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in person. You're sort of crashing the party just by turning up on their set. Don't expect anything you've ever seen before. The satirical opera -- as if that's a thing...

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It Takes Two: A Short Interview With Murder for Two's Joe Kinosian

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 10:28 AM

The people behind Murder for Two don't want you to take the show too seriously. Not only is it light-hearted in nature, the actors roam (and prance) around the stage with a persistent wink and nod to the audience. In fact, many of the best jokes, and the...

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Outside Mullingar: An Irish Good Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 6:03 PM

The new play from Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar, covers some familiar themes of love, family, old age, and the ups and downs that come with the combination of the three. But where this story rises above others is in how packed it is with humor that both delight the audience...

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Machinal: Flickering Lights

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 6:57 PM

Most of us are unfamiliar with Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal, which is playing now on Broadway, a play lost to history but with themes that remain current in a number of ways. The recurring motifs of light within darkness, freedom under pressure, and individuality beyond convention will resonate with many...

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Beautiful Lives Up to Its Name on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 6:11 PM

What makes Beautiful, the new Broadway musical covering the rise of Carole King's music career, is all of the little details that come together so brilliantly on the stage. It's fitting that such an under-appreciated talent is represented in an extraordinary show like this one.

Jesse Mueller is phenomenal in...

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Make a New Year's Resolution to Learn a New Professional Skill

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 9:04 AM

ReadWrite's Lauren Orsini provides an excellent summary of how, in 2013, more people flocked to Web-based resources to learn the basics to coding. Not just that, Orsini says, "Demand for developers continues to rise, so this trend isn't showing signs of peaking yet." We should expect to be...

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