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Calendar, Night&Day Commercial-Free Future

Commercial-Free Future

We’re awash in data. More news and information exist on your smartphone than even the best-connected journalist could access as recently as 20 years ago. Yet high-quality, in-depth, expert reporting on universal issues seems harder to find. And with so…
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Calendar, Night&Day Josh Is a Verb

Josh Is a Verb

Josh Kornbluth and Sarah Vowell are not the same person, as so many people are not the same person (Michael and Janet Jackson, for example). They do explore similar topics: American history, civic duty, and the sometimes-beautiful experience that is…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Gift of Admission

The Gift of Admission

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s free Family Day on Christmas brings up an interesting question: What constitutes a family? Are you and your bus pass a family? Today you are! But the museum is also hoping for actual little ones and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Warhol's Jews

Warhol's Jews

When Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" was displayed at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1980, it got mixed reviews. The New York Times said "its contribution to art is nil," while Art Forum…
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News, The Snitch Math Nerds / Pastry Lovers Rejoice! It's Pi Day!

Math Nerds / Pastry Lovers Rejoice! It's Pi Day!

March 14 is Pi Day, a day when geeks can celebrate the awesomeness of everyone's favorite ratio, 3.1415926535....The first ever Pi Day was held at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988. Then employee Larry Shaw dreamed up the day…
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Culture, Stage At the Fringe

At the Fringe

Go Kibbitz In an interview with the New York Times in October 1936, Albert Einstein said, "I do not play any games. There is no time for it. When I get through work I don't want anything which requires the…
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Music, Bouncer

Flowers in the Attic

One can't help but feel a bit melancholy when one's guinea pig dies. I buried him in the front yard under the fig. Not exactly his favorite spot, but then again I don't live on an alfalfa farm. After I…
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Music, Reviewed The Books

The Books

Whether on paper or in music, snipping things out and piecing them back together can make for incoherent final products. Collage artists of the skillful variety, Dutch cellist Paul de Jong and New York- based visual artist Nick Zammuto, aka…
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Culture, Stuff Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

I have never read The Odyssey, A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, or, for that matter, the Bible. But I have read, from cover to cover, Occupation: Skateboarder, the just-published autobiography from Tony Hawk. I have never seen…
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Chicken Tracks and Immortality Every day, about 500 of the world's deepest thinkers log on to a Web site, hosted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, that is a clearinghouse for scientific papers. Ever since a major…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Are you familiar with gargoyles? On Gothic buildings, they were the grotesque stone creatures designed to scare away evil spirits. I suggest you acquire a scary guardian like a gargoyle to assist you this week. You…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Poor baby. You must have been wondering if I'd turned against you. It probably seems like I've been taunting and admonishing and critiquing you for weeks. Now for the first time I can reveal the full…
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Space Oddity: Von Lmo's Fire Just in time for the full moon, space alien-cum-industrial noise progenitor Von Lmo is returning to his one-time stomping grounds to blast "bubble-gum metal with neutron rock." The Von Lmo legend is a complex one,…
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