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History Raider: How Tom Reiss Brought Dignity and Closure to Forgotten Hero Alex Dumas

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Mesa with Tom Reiss By Emillio Mesa He has won the respect of many for his landmark actions as a man of mixed race, who led a nation through a crumbling economy. No, not President Obama, this is the story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (Alex Dumas). Tom Reiss’s new biography The Black Count (Crown) chronicles how [&hellip
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Letters

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MAYORS_OFFICE_7536482698_5 copy Life in a Box To the Editor: The city’s recent plan that was noted in your paper (“Living Large?” Aug. 9) to make tiny 275-square-foot apartments for singles seems outrageous. Why not go even further and make street apartments for the homeless? These could consist of large refrigerator or sofa boxes with a battery-operated hot [&hellip
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America’s Next Top Model Retools and Puts Vote in Viewers Hands

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tyra-banks-americas-next-top-model-college-edition-promo__oPt By Magdalena Burnham America’s Next Top Model recently returned for its 19th cycle, the “College Edition.” The cycle before that was the “British Invasion” cycle and before that we had America’s Next Top Model: All Stars. This recent need for every cycle to have its own theme was a sign of things to come. America’s [&hellip
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Television: What to Watch This Week

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Adventure Time Monday – September 3   Adventure Time   Finn and Jake challenge a monster to a fight. Airs 7:30 on Cartoon Network.   Also On:   7:30 – Spongebob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)   8:00 – Regular Show (Cartoon Network)   10:00 – Grimm (NBC)   Tuesday – September 4   White Collar   Peter and Neal [&hellip
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Check It Before You Sext It

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Via Wiki Commons by Rebecca Hoffman Though it is important to keep up to date with the latest technology it isn’t necessary to whore yourself out on all of them.  By all means, if you want to post half naked shots of yourself on every social networking site no one is going to stop you, but doing so [&hellip
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Lower East Side Will Host New Art Event To Kick-Off Fashion Week

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The new Lower East Side event is a precursor to Fashion Week. via br1dotcom/Flickr By Alex Mikoulianitch The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (BID) will host their inaugural Art and Fashion event. The neighborhood-wide event “The Lower East Side: Art & Fashion”, which celebrates the 80+ art galleries scattered throughout the area, will start on Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 6 p.m. and will last to 9 p.m.; it’s [&hellip
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Ready or Not, a Busy School Year Ahead

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  By Shino Tanikawa, president of Community Education Council District 2 It’s hard to believe the summer break is almost over. For parents and activists alike, the summer months provide a much-needed rest from the frenetic pace of the school year, even though we cannot completely check out. Some policies and important events sneak their [&hellip
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A Rare Display of Eva Perón Artifacts

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EvaPhoto By John Friia July 26 marked the 60th anniversary of her death, and starting next week, the Consulate General of Argentina is exhibiting 50 artifacts from her life that are on loan from the Museo Evita in Buenos Aires. The rare pieces include paintings, photographs and haute couture such as ball gowns, suits, dresses and [&hellip
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