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Death and the Dysfunctional American Family

George Heymont | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions by small theatre companies in Berkeley focused on fictional American families with more than enough misery to go around.

Humiliation, Family Style

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As everyone knows, the 1960s was a time of great civil unrest, a subculture embracing hallucinogenic drugs, exuberant celebrations of free love and new music. However, at 1750 Stuart Street in Brooklyn, sounds of celebration and joy were few and far between.

Tea Party Favorite's Family Feud

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is being criticized by his wife's cousins, who bought an ad in a Clev...

Real Estate Developer Fights To Save Ex-Sudanese Slave's Eyesight | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

It’s not just basketball and skyscrapers with Bruce Ratner. The uber-developer -- best known for his under-construction Brooklyn arena for the Ne...

Republican Ex-Con Bob Ney Joins Liberal Talk Radio Station

The Hill | Jackie Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) has landed his first job since being released from prison last month. Ney is working in Columbus, Ohio, for the Talk Radi...