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My Journey As America's Whitest Black Kid

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

I have vivid memories of the breaking news reports announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. There seemed to be a sense of profound sadness by many locals in this northern Maine hamlet. But I also detected a sense of giddiness from others.

Can Atlantic City Be Saved?

Laura Goldman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Last year, it seemed the obituary for Atlantic City couldn't be written fast enough. The beach town of 39,000 people lost a higher percentage of jobs than any other city in the country. Four casinos closed. Three of the remaining eight casinos are mired in bankruptcy.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Wiping Tears From Her Eyes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Ann Kos cannot meet you at the front door. She lives on the middle floor of her three-family house, and she can't go up and down the stairs any more without a chaperone.

Lana Del Rey's Transcendent Concert At The Borgata In Atlantic City

Lisa Marie Basile | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Marie Basile

The Borgata's Event Center in Atlantic City was of course the perfect venue for Lana Del Rey, whose dreamy casino queen aesthetic painted the place with a kitschy, vice-riddled glow.

6 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Went to Atlantic City

Oyster | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Oyster

While it's no secret that Atlantic City has changed (i.e. deteriorated) since its glory days -- gone are both the olden days of men with thick accents and questionable affiliations, as well as the more recent (failed) revival days of glitzy resorts -- we still kinda pictured we'd find just that.

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for fabulous and unquestionably budget-friendly vacations.

How Casinos Know That You Are Counting Cards

Quora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
Quora

It comes in levels. They have a lot of tools against card counting and I've experienced many to most firsthand. At the end you just get banned from the casino, or banned from table games. No, there is no backroom, unless you play somewhere you shouldn't be playing in the first place.

Why I Decided To Enter A Beauty Pageant At Age 68

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

We are so very different from one another, this daughter and I. She is so very and naturally beautiful, has great concern for how she looks, and makes effort for it; although I look relatively good for my age, 68, I have little concern for it, and put minimal effort into it.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

Chris Christie Convenes Emergency Team To Rescue Atlantic City

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

(Adds background on Orr and Atlantic City) NEW YORK Jan 22 (Reuters) - New Jersey governor Chris Christie plans on Thursday to introdu...

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn't

Robert Reich | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

In America, people with lots of money can easily avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job and invest in a home have no such protection.

Chris Christie: 'We Have Work To Do'

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Governor Chris Christie pushed past a sea of angry protesters on Monday to me...

How to Reuse a Casino

Chloe Taft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Chloe Taft

Multinational casino corporations are leaving town for more profitable business opportunities elsewhere. Adapting closed resorts could address the inequalities that plague many American cities by converting luxury hotels into affordable housing.

The Last Days of Summer

Sarah Weatherwax | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sarah Weatherwax

As summer winds down, many of us along the east coast are thinking of making one final trip to the shore, a thought shared by our ancestors as well. T...

Best Spots for Live Music: 10 Hotels From Las Vegas To Mexico

Oyster | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Oyster

From poolside DJ sets to soulful jazz in a cozy lounge, hotels give their guests a unique way to enjoy the city without leaving the grounds. If you're someone who loves to kick back and enjoy live music, you'll definitely want to bookmark these 10 hotels!

High Times on 8th Avenue

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Rooney

It seems as if everyone is stoned these days, including the editorial board of the New York Times. The Times called for ending the federal ban on m...

Tour Lucy the Elephant, America's Most Prodigious Pachyderm

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Elephants have long been the highlight of circuses and sideshows across America, so it's totally fitting that the world's largest fake pachyderm, affectionately known as Lucy the Elephant, is one of the main attractions in the three-ringed circus that is Atlantic City.

Can Gay Travelers Help Transform 'America's Favorite Playground'?

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of ...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

10 Great Things to Do in Atlantic City (That Don't Involve Gambling)

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Atlantic City NJ has been compared to Las Vegas' younger, smaller, less glamorous sister, but Jersey Shore fans are quick to point out one glaring and crucial difference.

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

How Many Is Too Many?

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment says Atlantic City has too many casinos and one or more of them needs to close. ...

Paul Reiser On His Return to Stand-Up: "After 30 Years, Nothing Really Has Changed"

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Though Paul Reiser enjoyed mainstream success with sitcoms My Two Dads and Mad About You and films Diner, Aliens and Beverly Hills Cop I and II, the native New Yorker never forgot his stand-up roots.

Bearing Witness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

This Land Isn’t Your Land, This Land Is Their Land

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As America's new economy starts to look more like the old economy of the Great Depression, the divide between rich and poor, those who have made it and those who never will, seems to grow ever starker. I know. I've seen it firsthand.