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75-Year-Old Nonna Osipova Takes on the NYPD

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

But it doesn’t seem that way to 75-year-old Nonna Osipova. She’s been struggling to bring lawsuits against various police officers for nearly 20 years now, charging them with various crimes–but not a single case has made it to a courtroom. Ms. Osipova grew up in Russia with dreams of being a writer and a filmmaker. [&hellip
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Learning from Monsters: Some Teachers Are the Scum of the Earth

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Maybe it’s just me. But looking back over all those godforsaken years of public education I went through–almost two decades’ worth–shuffling through all the faces of all the teachers I’ve had, the ones who leap to mind first aren’t the inspirations, the kindhearted, the ones who went above and beyond to give me a fighting [&hellip
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Slaughterhouse Serenade: A Doo-Wop Quartet Doesn’t Help a Crappy Day

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

On the train ride back into Brooklyn, I knew they would make an appearance. They always did. They only appeared on the worst of days, on days when I had reached some kind of nadir, but on those days, they appeared like clockwork–a three-piece mariachi band, who would stroll through the train car, playing guitars [&hellip
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