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Sport and Society for Arete- Thanksgiving

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.26.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As with all American traditions, if it happened once or twice it is one. Therefore I present my traditional Thanksgiving piece. The History of Than...

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Books
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Being Christy Mathewson

Jeff Polman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports
Jeff Polman

It's a cold and drizzly night in L.A., and I have to meet Christy Mathewson at the Coffee Bean in 10 minutes. I mean, I know it isn't really him, but something about Eddie Frierson has me unconsciously believing it is.

Babe Ruth, Meet Jay Gatsby

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Not many people know that Fitzgerald wrote a section for The Great Gatsby in which his characters decide, one hot summer afternoon, to go and watch a ballgame.

A Little Girl Named Annie, and a Man With a Gun

Pam Allyn | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

The children who live here are precious children and their lives are glowing with the potential of who they are and who they can become. But this will not be possible unless we stop isolating entire communities and join together to take action.

Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.

A New York Story: Polo Grounds

Nick Barnicle | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York
Nick Barnicle

Over sixty years ago right fielder Bobby Thompson crossed home plate and a thousand kids danced with dreams filling their heads that someday they too would swat the high fastball at the Polo Grounds.2012-02-22-pullquote.jpg

Arianna Visits Harlem LitWorld Girls Club On Crowdsourced Book Tour (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Arianna made the second stop on her crowdsourced book tour last night at the non-profit literacy center The Harlem LitWorld Girls Club, where she talk...

6 Things You Didn't Know About Bobby Thomson's Home Run & The 1951 Giants

John Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
John Leo

2010-08-19-Screenshot20100819at8.51.45AM.pngThomson's heroics may have depended on the absence of injured catcher Roy Campanella from the Dodger lineup.