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Master Class: “The More I Learn, The Less I Know” –
George Harrison’s Best Songs with The Beatles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Last week marked the occasion of what would have been George Harrison’s 71st birthday. In commemoration, I have compiled two lists of his greatest songs


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WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Renee Philippi -
Alone in Triptych

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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When Renee Philippi tells us she doesn’t have much free time lately, she’s not kidding. Alone in Triptych, a play she wrote and will co-direct


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Popping Into a Pop-Up Market
For Artisanal Food in Bushwick

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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A Saturday outing to deepest Bushwick, Brooklyn brought me to a pop-up, artisanal food market. (Pop-up markets are usually short-term temporarily utilizing otherwise-empty commercial spaces.



Buddhi Thapa: A New York Immigrant’s Life (and Death) -
Dear Readers: Step Up and Make A Difference

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
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We are a city of immigrants. We come here to escape poverty and political repression, to make a better life for ourselves, our families, our



The MasalaWala: A New Destination Restaurant
For Indian Food Lovers

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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A terrific little Indian restaurant, far from the madding crowd of East 6th Street, has popped up on the trendy Lower East Side, on Essex Street,


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An Overpass Meant to Connect, Divides Socially
On FX’s New Mystery Drama The Bridge

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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There’s an authoritative and almost privileged meaning when it comes to national borders. Well, it depends on what side of the wall you live…or die


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WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Diane Namm
Wears Three Hats – Writer-Director-Producer

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Diane Namm is living proof that reading at an early age pays off big later in life. Growing up in Brooklyn, Diane was an avid


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Voices Of Now: Letting Kids Speak For Themselves

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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The coolest thing about a see saw is that there are two perspectives. Two people doing the same activity, but seeing the playground from two