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Charu Sharma

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

Charu Sharma | April 30, 2016 | New York
Christina Wallace​ is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5­-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust....
Josmar Trujillo

Gang Raids and Our Addiction to 'Super Predators'

Josmar Trujillo | April 30, 2016 | New York
A reported 120 alleged gang members had been were arrested, surpassing the 2014 raid in West Harlem's Grant and Manhattanville Houses for the biggest in the city's history. One man even fell to his death from a building as he ran away from cops. Since the shooting death of police officer Randolph Holder last October, the frequency of the raids has notably increased.
Chris Kompanek

On the Culture Front: American Psycho, The Father and More

Chris Kompanek | April 29, 2016 | New York
One of the more potent arguments made by people who don't like musicals is that it's hard to convey something truly terrifying through a medium steeped in song and dance. Until now, the most obvious rebuttal would be "Cabaret" and how Kander and Ebb used the very structure of the...
Jesse Andreozzi

Feeling Blue: Has the New York Rangers' Window to Win Closed?

Jesse Andreozzi | April 29, 2016 | Sports
Despite the team's playoff success in seasons' past, I felt deep down that this year's Blueshirt squad wasn't like the others. They didn't show the same level of grit, they didn't have the same ability to bounce back from tough losses.
Andre Gaskin

With Re-Entry Resources, Focus and Commitment, I'm Actually Living the Life I Planned For While Incarcerated

Andre Gaskin | April 29, 2016 | Politics
After being gone for so long, you need support to transition back into society. You need information. You need a network. You need people around you who actually have access to the services that will help you. And you need those right away if you want to earn money and sustain yourself.
Gregory Floyd

Wrong Road to a Cure

Gregory Floyd | April 29, 2016 | New York
Although a plan for privatization and other questionable cost-cutting remedies are not as clearly outlined as in NextGen NYCHA, once again we must be concerned that a new generation of problems will not be addressed by the prescribed road to a cure.
Kim Dramer

The Happiest Spot in Manhattan

Kim Dramer | April 29, 2016 | New York
Fort Tryon Park, which opened in 1935, was a gift to the city of New York from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. It remains one of the city's most beautiful outdoor pieces of art and one of the best presents ever received.
Mark Green

What It Takes -- 2016: Excerpt II From 'BRIGHT, INFINITE, FUTURE'

Mark Green | April 28, 2016 | Politics
Richard Ben Cramer's book about the 1988 presidential campaign -- What It Takes -- was a classic about the psychology and talents required to climb the greasy pole. Time to update it in this political year.
Kim Parker Russell

How Gun Violence Changed My Life Forever

Kim Parker Russell | April 30, 2016 | Politics
Four days after the Columbine massacre, on April 24, 1999, I was on a date with my friend Philip in Atlanta when we were robbed by a teen with a stolen gun. He shot both of us and Philip was killed. And every spring, no matter how hard I try to enjoy the season, I'm reminded of that night. I can smell it.
Grub Street

How Social Media Has Made NYC's Ice-Cream Scene More Innovative Than Ever

Grub Street | April 27, 2016 | Taste
When 23-year-old Richard Tam opened his Chinatown shop 10Below last year, it quickly drew three-hour lines of eager customers. This was despite no real marketing on the part of Tam and his business partners, who were first-time restaurateurs.
Patricia Zohn

CultureZohn: The Wizardry of Eva Hesse

Patricia Zohn | April 27, 2016 | Arts
'I am willing to walk on the edge,' says Eva Hesse in a new film biography. Her work became everything to her when her personal life was in something of a free fall. Like other artists who die well before their time, there is a bit of mystery and sadness about her which only adds to the legend.
Julia Bush

I Loved You, ClassPass, But You Broke My Heart

Julia Bush | April 28, 2016 | New York
I have to break up with ClassPass. I have no option -- I just can't afford it anymore. And, like I'm living in some alternate universe where I am a Fitness Person, I'm getting shockingly emotional about not working out.
Ethics & Society

Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

Ethics & Society | April 26, 2016 | New York
Is there ever truly an ethical way of presenting someone's suffering? The ethics of speaking for others, of sharing and benefitting from someone's own words, is not a definitive set of rules.
Lisa Schwarz

The hidden rise of Samsung

Lisa Schwarz | April 27, 2016 | New York
When thinking about the giants of the high tech and conglomerate industry, the usual suspects usually always turn out to be Apple, Facebook, Google, eBay, or Amazon. Those are the brands that everyone talks about - the general public, newspapers, media,...
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria Characters: The Champion of Comic Books

Nancy Ruhling | April 26, 2016 | New York
At the last stop on the N and Q lines, at the end of a short tunnel, there's a circular dime-shiny sign that -- Bam! Pow! Zap! -- punches right through the grey gloom of the subway station.
Bess Rowen

Tennessee Rising: Orpheus Descending at St. John's Lutheran Church

Bess Rowen | April 25, 2016 | Arts
The tale of Orpheus, the mythical musical prodigy who went into the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice, has inspired several plays, but in my mind Tennessee Williams's version is the most interesting.
Sharon Nir

Can High-Skilled Immigrants Have it All? America Says No!

Sharon Nir | April 25, 2016 | Women
The process took six years, three changes in visa status, and living in a medically under-served region to receive permanent residency.
Danny Groner

Fully Committed: Bon Appetit

Danny Groner | April 25, 2016 | New York
The office we look upon never changes, but Ferguson's frantic pace makes you think this small room is larger than its limited size and scope. Scenic designer Derek McLane injected just enough details and depth to the background that audience members have just enough bordering on too much to look at, interpret, and take in. It all comes together nicely like a well-planned reception.
Kevin Powell

The Day Our Prince Died

Kevin Powell | April 25, 2016 | Entertainment
I finally shed massive tears for Prince a few days after he left us. Was not sure if I knew how to do so given the hole-in-the-heart sorrow I feel. I am sleepless, numb, and terribly sad that Prince is dead, gone from us forever.
Suzanne Donaldson

Robert Stoetzel Photographed Some Beauties From Animal Haven #TakeMeHome

Suzanne Donaldson | April 25, 2016 | New York
Last week Robert Stoetzel and I went to Animal Haven mobile until located at 200 Centre Street to photograph some of the dogs that were visiting and up for adoption while the new space is being renovated.
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