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Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Weston Ashley

Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.

Astoria Characters: The Composer Who Came Out of a Coma

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.05.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It happened a little more than two years ago, but Allen Schulz says it seems more like a lifetime. In March 2014, he was in Pittsburgh to see a perf...

By Making Us Relive 1968 Sanders Could Propel Trump into the Oval Office

Murray Forseter | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

Let's be clear. I abhor actions that Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has taken. It is appropriate and acceptable to criticize Israeli policy. But it is neither appropriate nor acceptable to question Israel's response when its enemy is sworn to its destruction.

'I Feel Like A Despised Insect': Coming Of Age Under Surveillance In New York

The Intercept | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

In the spring of last year, two New York women were arrested on charges of supporting ISIS, following a joint investigation by the New York Police Dep...

University Faculty: Don't Let Undercover NYPD Officers Spy On Our Muslim Students

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Over 100 faculty members of the City University of New York have signed a petition calling on the school's chancellor to oppose surveillance of Muslim...

Freedom of Expression Is Not Unlimited

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Freedom of expression does not mean that anyone has the right to be heard at any time and in any forum, no matter what. There are times when lines must be drawn for reasons both moral and legal, but there are other times when it is inappropriate and wrong to draw such lines.

First NIghter: Basil Twist in Manhattan, IPA in Brooklyn

David Finkle | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Anyone looking around New York City for something to do this weekend might want to check out the Japan Society in Manhattan and/or the Brooklyn Museum...

The ROMEOWS Is Part Seinfeld, Part My Dinner With Andre

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Not a single one of them could have imagined that they would one day all star in a movie, over fifty years later, that pays tribute to their long-lasting friendship, and how they simply refused to abandon Brooklyn, that borough that so lovingly made them.

The Impact of Sexual Violence on College Students

Kiran Sury | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Kiran Sury

Sexual violence on a college campus has a large impact, but mostly in the lives of the students who have to come to be educated in an environment of fear.

Does Austerity In Education Limit Free Speech? | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

On Feb. 6, Yale student activists hosted a panel laying out the case for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement to pressure Israel into recog...

Did Brooklyn College's Political Science Department Violate the First Amendment?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The co-sponsorship by the Brooklyn College political science department of an anti-Israel event, from which pro-Israel students were excluded, may have violated the First Amendment.

Not About BDS

Kristofer Petersen-Overton | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Kristofer Petersen-Overton

There is something particularly poisonous about the kind of political opportunism on display at Brooklyn College right now. The rapid manufacture of a national controversy in this case reveals, once again, the tenuous state of academic freedom on our campuses.

The CUNY Talks and Panels Christine Quinn Supported When She Wasn't Running for Mayor

Corey Robin | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Corey Robin

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is one of the signatories to that "other" letter about the Brooklyn College BDS panel. Given her own history of supporting official CUNY programming, I think she should rescind her name from that letter.

Bloomberg Blasts City Council Members Over Controversial BDS Event

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted City Council members who threatened Brooklyn College's funding over a controversial panel the college in...

Alan Dershowitz, Defender of Academic Freedom - Heal Thyself!

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

While trumpeting himself as a defender of academic freedom, Alan Dershowitz's actual record calls that self-approbation into doubt.

An Open Letter to Council Member James

Simon McCormack | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Simon McCormack

The action you have taken makes it all but certain I will never vote for you, regardless of your other political positions, many of which I wholeheartedly agree with. Your clear effort to suffocate free speech is despicable and indefensible.

Does Brooklyn College Pass the 'Shoe on the Other Foot' Test?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Alan Dershowitz

There are only two reasonable approaches to what departments should be entitled to do: either they should sponsor and endorse events on all sides of controversial issues, or they should get out of the business of selectively sponsoring and endorsing only one side of such issues.

Brooklyn College Political Science Department's Israel Problem

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

But who's academic freedom? Do "departments" -- as distinguished from individual faculty members -- really have the right of academic freedom? Does the political science department at Brooklyn College represent only its hard left faculty?

Your Start-Up Life: The Business of Art

Rana Florida | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

When Mera Rubell met her future husband Don, a medical student, the two quickly discovered that they shared two powerful passions -- for each other and for art. Together, they built not just a business empire but one of the most important private contemporary art collections in the world.

Allen Ginsberg, Teacher

Steve Turtell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Books
Steve Turtell

He was the single best teacher I've ever had. That he liked me and my work confirmed me as no other encouragement ever had.

Brooklyn College Protest: Correcting the Record

Jeremy A. Thompson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jeremy A. Thompson

On behalf of the Brooklyn College administration, I can only assume that Mr. Chiroux, having not attended the event in question, has fallen victim to the falsehoods and inflammatory rhetoric of some of those responsible for the demonstration.

Occupy-Style Repression Hits Brooklyn College, My Home

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Let this also be a wake-up call to administrators around the country. Let this be a wake-up call to students around the country who value their education and freedom on their campuses to mobilize and lay claim to all which they are entitled to.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Isn't Dave

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There are some truths that are hard to take. This is one of them. There is no Santa Claus. And there is no Dave at Dave's Shoes.

Brooklyn College Profs to Ray Kelly: Stop Spying on Muslims

Len Levitt | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Brooklyn College's Faculty Council denounced the spying on Islamic students, suggesting that the police department targeted them without any proof that they were engaging in terrorist activity.

The Scholarly Career Of James Franco

Posted 06.25.2011 | College

James Franco's education is characterized by epic accomplishment and defiant unreality. His recent admission to the University of Houston -- coming on...