There's a lot more to living wage proposals than emotional appeals to help working families and reaction to corporate welfare. Increasing wages will increase spendable income, which will increase demand, which will increase economic activity that benefits everyone. It's anti-austerity economics turned into a workable program.
Before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, recedes in the rear-view mirror, let's be straight with ourselves about what the events surrounding his death tell us about race in America.
While the story is epic in length and covers decades, it doesn't feel like a big film to me, not in the way that perhaps Once Upon A Time In The West feels "big" and important.
Betram H. Schaffner,
Socrates Sculpture Park,
New York News
There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the incense. There is none burning, yet the living room is filled with the memory of its sweet, seductive scent.
" David Holthouse,
" Ira Lewis,
" Roderick Hill,
"Stalking The Bogeyman,
"This American Life,
New World Stages,
Roy Arias Stage II Theater,
The Actors Studio,
From start to finish Pendleton and Walsh give astoundingly natural performances that go some way, though not far enough, to justify the length of the sketch.
New York City,
Food For Thought,
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
It's hard to beat kittens and fireworks as sure-fire crowd pleasers and the new Broadway revival of You Can't Take It With You has both along with the venerable James Earl Jones at center stage to give the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy enough zing to shake off any cobwebs...
30 Years Old,
Healthy Living News
Recently I turned 30 and sent an email to my subscribers asking readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The result was spectacular.
Greenfield's body of work simultaneously displays a cultural continuity and an aesthetic evolution. He is committed to a profound exploration of Black identity, from his early works influenced by graphic design to his conceptually-based mature pieces.
Municipal garbage collection in New York City is exceptionally expensive -- the public-sector cost is more than double private-sector charges and much higher than collection costs in other cities. This fall provides a great opportunity to address the problem.
153 Madison Avenue,
155 Wooster Street,
200 Madison Avenue,
207 East 57th Street,
210 Lafayette Street,
250 Park Avenue South,
40 West 25th Street,
77 Wooster Street,
89 Seventh Avenue,
969 Third Avenue,
979 Third Avenue,
ABC Carpet & Home,
Charles & Ray Eames,
Design Within Reach,
Louis XV Tables,
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,
Murano Glass Chandelier,
Raymour & Flanigan,
Showplace Antique + Design Center,
Crate And Barrel,
Faith Hope Consolo,
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe,
New York News
With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your calendar. We all know the major national home furnishings stores such as Crate and Barrel, West Elm and Raymour & Flanigan. But...
Élan is a restaurant both of its time and of another era when precision and refinement counted above novelty for its own sake.
Our job is to ensure that his efforts continue on with the next AG, whoever he or she may be. We in the civil rights community must strongly advocate maintenance and continuance of a Justice Department that will fight aggressively in these areas.
Governments need to know that we are watching. Strong national offers won't happen without strong public support. It's time to hold leaders accountable for the promises they made in New York.
Critics viewed with disbelief the recent data from the state Education Department that showed that fewer than four-tenths of one percent of Long Island teachers are rated "ineffective."
What must this past season have been like for a man with still so much life before him, hearing all those eulogies to his youth? "Ballplayer" is the only identity Jeter has ever known, and now, at an age when many are only getting started, he will have to redefine his life.
The general perception is that while biological collections are mildly interesting, they are largely irrelevant to our lives. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Governor Chris Christie,
Helping The Poor,
Occupy Wall Street,
In Christie's world, taxpayers cannot afford $7.5 million for women's reproductive health care. But these same taxpayers are on the hook for the $7 million bill of his Bridgegate defense lawyers, who charge $350 an hour.
From the creative juices flowing inside the private Ateliers to the magical world of Broadway to Hell's Kitchen, these four inspiring and uber-talented individuals let their passions guide the direction of their life's work.
The real battle -- and the one we should be fighting -- is not over the economics of carbon, but over public funding of the basic research needed to make the transition to a fossil fuel-free economy.