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The Mikhail Prokhorov Media Experience, In Brooklyn

Posted May 21, 2010 | 05/21/10 02:46 PM ET

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Photo credit: Matt Rodigheri

A few weeks ago I got an email.

"Attn: Vinnie Rotondaro," read the subject line. "I have a unique and exclusive interview opportunity for Vinnie Rotondaro," read the first sentence.

Did a Nigerian prince want to brainwash me and steal...

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Catholics at a Moral Crossroads: Rip the Band-Aid Off!

Posted May 13, 2010 | 05/13/10 04:48 PM ET

In what appears to be an attempt by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to muscle the Catholic Health Association's Sister Carol Keehan into silence, the bishops represent the same culture of centralized, repressive authority that let the sexual abuse crisis fester for so long.

Keehan went against the bishops...

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What is a Loading Bar? What Does it Do?

Posted May 6, 2010 | 05/06/10 06:05 PM ET

Loading bars. Progress bars. Tiny little bars that slowly--or quickly--fill up when you switch from one webpage to another, or when you click a button on a piece of computer software.

What are they?

Well, dear readers, those little bars are the things that let you know that something...

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Sexual Abuse of Children: A Human Problem

Posted April 27, 2010 | 04/27/10 01:42 PM ET

Last week Mo'Nique got the apology she'd been waiting for. The comedian-turned actress, best known for her role as an abusive mother in Precious, learned that her brother finally confessed to sexually molesting her nearly 40 years ago.

"I did it. I'm not proud of it. Mo'Nique, I'm sorry," Gerald...

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I Saw a Squirrel in Gowanus

Posted April 26, 2010 | 04/26/10 02:52 PM ET

I've lived in Gowanus for well over a year, and I've never seen a squirrel in the neighborhood. Ever. Until this past Sunday.

On 9th Street at 2nd Ave there are few places for a squirrel to live, or eat acorns, or do anything that squirrels do in general....

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The Catholic Church: A Crisis Of Trust

Posted March 26, 2010 | 03/26/10 06:43 PM ET

The Catholic Church is collapsing into a state of moral bankruptcy.

In America, the Church has been the leading advocate for universal health care and other social justice issues for generations. But Church leaders put that history aside in the weeks leading up to the House vote on health care...

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La Situazione: Bella Figura on the Jersey Shore

Posted January 18, 2010 | 01/18/10 05:55 PM ET

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that not only is the Situation the best thing on the "Jersey Shore", he's also the best thing on the "Jersey Shore" -- as in, he's the best human being on the show.

I took a break from the fist-pumping MTV...

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Crossroad for the Vatican

Posted December 16, 2009 | 12/16/09 05:26 PM ET

The Vatican's doctrinal crackdown on American nuns will only add fuel to a fire that now has young Catholics, like myself, fleeing the Church. The unilaterally conducted investigation reins in nuns in for such infractions as not wearing a religious habit or living outside of convents. Or, more to the...

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Despite Successes, Problems Remain Organizing Queens' Immigrant Tenants

Posted December 10, 2009 | 12/10/09 06:58 PM ET

For years, advocacy groups in New York City have worked to organize renters against landlords that try to price out, harass or blackmail tenants out of their buildings.

One of the most difficult areas to mobilize has been Queens, where even with subtler forms of landlord intimidation many immigrants are...

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