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A Conversation With Helen Benedict: Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 3:11 PM

Journalist, author, and professor Helen Benedict has written five novels and five books of non-fiction. Her most recent novel, Sand Queen, was published last month, and her non-fiction book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, was published in 2009. Although both books deal with women...

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The Debit Is in the Details

(11) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 8:00 PM

Never mind last week's report of a critically stagnant job market, retail stores were expecting a lot of shopping action during yesterday's non-working Labor Day holiday.

That's because back-to-school shopping stretches from July through September, and historically it is the second busiest shopping period, surpassed only by Christmas. Retail...

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The Digital Childhood

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 10:02 AM

Four-year-old New Yorker Jenny Lieber was sprawled across the seat of the M104 bus headed downtown in full winter regalia, including a wool bunny cap with its ears perked up that covered much of her curly brown tresses. In her right hand was an iPhone tilted in landscape mode while...

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Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 5:35 PM

A distinctly New York play finally lands in the city when Knock Me A Kiss, by playwright Charles Smith, begins previews Thursday in its Off-Broadway premiere at the New Federal Theatre on the Lower East Side.

Leading the cast, Tony Award nominee Andre De Shields said the...

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Brooklyn's Immigrant Experience Comes Alive on Canvas

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 11:05 AM

First came the stories, and the paintings followed - scores of them chronicling the personal narratives of people creating new homes in a new land and blending their cultural traditions with their New York lives.

Listening, Nina Talbot, a New York-based painter, heard the cacophony of Brooklyn's immigrant experience:...

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Bay Area Rappers Return to NYC Looking For a Win

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 5:30 PM

On stage, Young Bari, a San Francisco Bay Area rapper is a charismatic crowd pleaser, full of motion and a confident performer in front of the camera whose style is reminiscent of such West Coast rappers as E-40, Keak Da Sneak and DJ QUIK.

But backstage, recently in BET...

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Can Someone Scare Up a Job?

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 2:14 PM

Given the repeated distractions from bomb scares in Times Square and the ongoing fallout from finance industry investigations, New Yorkers probably missed the bleak employment study that Rutgers University released last week.

With the title, "No End in Sight: The Agony of Prolonged Unemployment," many people would probably have avoided...

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You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 2:03 PM

If you haven't thought much about those frequent flier miles that you've hoarded over the years, then Monday's announcement of a merger between United Airlines and Continental that would create the world's largest airline may give you something to consider.

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried...

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