For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.
The top editors at National Review and Nation debate the economics and morality of a) Arizona 1062, b) modern Pentagon budget and c) Kiev after Sochi. Looking 'into his soul', Lowry and vanden Heuvel agree Putin is dangerously confounding.
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.
Must whales and dolphins be subjected to deafening noise that will cause more than 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss?
Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?
In Ventura, California March 5th was the closing day of the second ever Representational Art Conference -- TRAC 2014 -- an international gathering that had attracted over 300 artists and others interested in exploring "the aesthetic principles and values implicit in the representational art of the 21st Century."
Mindfulness promises to reduce both anxiety and depression, mental health problems that LGBT disproportionately suffer from. Bullying, family rejection, and the everyday stress and stigma of living as sexual and gender minorities take an emotional toll on many LGBT people's lives.
The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.
The truth hit me faster than that third glass of Manischewitz at the Coens' Sabbath dinner: I am officially turning into my Jewish mother.
As Hand to God races along, fragments of things like The Exorcist, Carrie, The Book of Mormon and Sigmund Freud's Civilizations and Its Discontents spring to mind. Yet, at the end of the day, it's its own extremely special thing.
In Jersey, being out and gay could mean a beer bottle thrown at your head. I'd had Chasids throw rocks though my window in Crown Heights just for wearing Levi's. I didn't want to think about what they might throw if they knew the woman visiting me was my lover.
The Armory Show is held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City and is perhaps the best advertised and attended art show of the week.
The current A Doll's House, with its emphasis on subjectivity and intention, is a brilliant and out of the box approach to the Ibsen classic.
Informed by the manufacturing context of The Mistake Room's Downtown LA location, Murillo has created a series of original painted works on used T-shirts, radically transforming the value and circulation of otherwise cheap and readily available garments.
When strangers single me out, point and screech: "You're Irish!" then say: "Top o' th' mornin," in a phony Irish accent, confident that their attempt to "talk" Irish will please me. It doesn't.
With one well-practiced pull, Fanny Cedeno rolls up the fortress-like metal gate at Astoria Express Transit. When her husband, Luis Gualotuna, walks in a minute later, she rushes up behind him and smoothes the rumpled collar of his grey sweater.
We set out with high spirits to visit twenty of the almost 150 galleries now populating the Lower East Side. It was a thrilling afternoon, most memorable for three highlights:
No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.