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Richard Brodsky

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Bill de Blasio, Adam Smith and the Living Wage Movement

Richard Brodsky | September 30, 2014 | Politics
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.
Robert T. Carter, Ph.D.

The Difference We Haven't Overcome: Why the Color Line Endures in America

Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. | September 30, 2014 | Education
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.
Michael Giltz

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New York Film Festival 2014 #3: DeNiro and Woods Shined Once Upon A Time...

Michael Giltz | September 30, 2014 | Entertainment
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.
Nancy Ruhling

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Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Nancy Ruhling | September 30, 2014 | New York
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 Finkle

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First Nighter: Markus Potter's 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' Ira Lewis's 'Chinese Coffee'

David Finkle | September 29, 2014 | Arts
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.
Rob Greenfield

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The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

Rob Greenfield | September 29, 2014 | Green
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.
Wilborn Hampton

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"You Can't Take It With You": James Earl Jones Amid Mayhem

Wilborn Hampton | September 29, 2014 | Arts
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...
Mark Manson

10 Life Lessons for Excelling in Your 30s

Mark Manson | September 29, 2014 | Healthy Living
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.
Bill Bush

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Reach Back and Get It: This Artweek.LA (September 29, 2014)

Bill Bush | September 29, 2014 | Arts
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.
Carol Kellermann

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Reduce New York City's High Cost of Garbage Collection

Carol Kellermann | September 29, 2014 | New York
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.
Faith Hope Consolo

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Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | September 30, 2014 | New York
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...
John Mariani

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Chef David Waltuck Comes Back to NYC Dining With the New Élan

John Mariani | September 29, 2014 | Taste
Élan is a restaurant both of its time and of another era when precision and refinement counted above novelty for its own sake.
Rev. Al Sharpton

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Replacing Eric Holder Without Displacing Voting Rights and Civil Rights

Rev. Al Sharpton | September 29, 2014 | Politics
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.
Lou Leonard

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The March to March

Lou Leonard | September 29, 2014 | Green
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.
George Rand

Highly Rated Teachers, Low Performing Students

George Rand | September 29, 2014 | 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."
Dan Rather

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Derek Jeter, and Our Own Mortality

Dan Rather | September 29, 2014 | Sports
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.
Barbara M. Thiers

Biological Collections Are Vital to Preserving Species in the Face of Climate Change

Barbara M. Thiers | September 29, 2014 | Green
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.
Duncan Hosie

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Chris Christie's Professed Priorities

Duncan Hosie | September 29, 2014 | Politics
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.
Donna Labermeier

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Spotlight on 4 of the Most Interesting People in New York City

Donna Labermeier | September 29, 2014 | New York
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.
Steven Cohen

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It's Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon Tax

Steven Cohen | September 29, 2014 | Green
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.
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