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The Paper Chase

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As an old newspaperman living in a digital age, I am often asked if print will survive. My answer is yes, and for a very important reason: You can't wrap fish in a website. Besides, what are you supposed to do, housebreak your dog on an iPad?

The Top Wing Festivals In New York

Matthew Kourie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

Whether it's Super Bowl season or any time of the year, wing fans are always looking for the next wing adventure!

What Weddings Looked Like In The 'Old' Days Of The 1970s

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

Weddings need themes these days. I know this from a TV show I'm addicted to where brides compete with each other for a honeymoon. As guests, they score things like food, dress, and venue. Then they get to be interviewed and tell where the other brides dropped the ball.

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

5 Reasons To Eat More Mexican Food In 2016

Matthew Kourie | Posted 01.10.2016 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

It's time to revel in all things south of the border.

Law School Sends Acceptance Emails To Thousands Who Never Applied

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.05.2016 | College

And people say getting into law school is hard. Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York, sent out thousands of emails on New Year's Eve c...

As Tall As Lions Reunite and Roar Again at Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Exactly five years ago this month, at the peak of their career Long Island alternative rockers As Tall As Lions played their final shows in the U.S. at Highline Ballroom.

How My Ex-Husband And I Rescue Each Other

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Gabrielle Selz

Our relationship was now better in sickness than it had been in health. As we staggered across the finish line of our divorce, we'd learned how to confront adversity together. No longer protecting ourselves from loss, we were finally free to release one another to the future.

Keep Turning that Corkscrew

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.14.2015 | Books
Carol Hoenig

It's only been six weeks since my business partner and I opened Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. But many people who have walked in, their eyes wide, mouths agape, say, "I always dreamed of doing something like this."

All Pumped Up

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not much of a couch potato, not only because my wife won't let me eat potatoes on the couch while watching TV, but because I prefer to drink beer in the lounge chair.

New York Teens Can Sex Without a Felony But Can't Sext

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

It may be time to rethink sexting laws as they apply to teens, when it is punished far more harshly than the actual sex acts may be.

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens To Category 4, Batters Bahamas

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.02.2015 | Green

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Oh, the Misery of Size Ten Adolescent Feet

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I'm lost within ten minutes of leaving the airport parking lot. I didn't think I'd need a GPS in my homeland, but apparently today I do. One town just slides into another these days. I feel like there used to be space between them that let you know you were changing zip codes. Okay, it's been a while.

Remove Them, Remove Every Dam One of Them

Marshall Brown | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Marshall Brown

In order to save our rivers and give our oceans a fighting chance, in order to bring back marshland and crucial habitats for fish, amphibians, birds, ...

On Long Island, a Smarter, More Resilient Power System

Craig Lewis | Posted 09.09.2015 | New York
Craig Lewis

Just as highway lanes become congested during rush hour, power lines also fill up. This is the case on Long Island during summer when demand for power is at its highest.

Purgatory & Paradise: Meryl Meisler's Vintage New York Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disc...

Massapequa. Ever Heard of It?

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.07.2015 | New York
Linda DeMers Hummel

Sometimes I say, "I grew up in New York," but when you say it like that, you get, "Oh, Manhattan?" People think it's exotic to have grown up in New York City, where you never learn to swim or drive, and you're all blasé when you see Robert DiNiro strolling around your neighborhood.

Construction Workers Write Sweet Messages On Steel Beams For Kids In Hospital To See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

When kids at one Long Island hospital look outside, they now have something to smile about -- thanks to some thoughtful construction workers. Ironwork...

#FindEdToday - National Response to Find Missing Long Island Man in California

The Advice Project | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
The Advice Project

Thirteen days ago, Long Island native, Ed Cavanaugh, went missing while riding his motorbike alone through the El Dorado National Forest near Placerville, California.

6 Modern Winners in Carolina

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Some are picked, as the saying goes, but few are chosen. That's the case with the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners, in a competition sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just 'Fishiness'?

Erica Wides | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

My niece, Sophie, spent last week "down the shore" as they say in New Jersey. Her friend has a beach house, and they invited her to visit. Lucky! See...

The Royal Treatment

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...

Long Island Limo Crash Kills 4 Women

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Crime

BREAKING: Four dead after limo is t-boned in #Cutchogue, report says.— FiOS1 Long Island (@FiOS1News_LI) Jul...

Protecting and Enhancing Water Quality on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 07.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

There is now no doubt about the magnitude of the problem and the culprit, and that provides a basis for unified action.

The Hamptons: Niche for All

Toni Haber | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As the Hamptons serve as a summer destination for many of New York's residents hoping to escape for the warm months, its relaxing role does not prevent them from serving a specific function for the individual buyer.