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Q&A with Pulitzer Winner Tom Reiss

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By Emillio Mesa Editor’s Note: Yesterday, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, and Tom Reiss was awarded the prize for Biography for his book The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, “a compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by [&hellip
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Point Foundation Gala Commences, Despite News in Boston

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Neil Patrick Harris attended with finance David Burtka. Photo by A.Sussman/Invision Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at event for prestigious national scholarship  By Helaina Hovitz  The annual Point Foundation Honors Gala went on as planned at Chelsea Piers last night, with over 450 guests in attendance despite the disturbing news that broke just hours earlier. According to event staff, an NYPD patrol boat carefully cruised alongside the edges [&hellip
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DVF Awards Honor Courageous Women

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BFA_5837_666360 The fourth annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards celebrated outstanding women for their leadership, strength and courage in their fields By Helaina Hovitz Despite an injured host’s broken arm—a casualty of skiing in Aspen—the fourth annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards went ahead last Friday, honoring women who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields, [&hellip
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The Best Beef Marrow I’ve Ever Had

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Beef Marrow The best beef marrow also happens to be far and away the best late-night meal ever By Elian Zach Just when I was about to formally change New York’s title from “The City That Never Sleeps” to “Sleepytown,” I found hope in the form of a delicious cardiac arrest. At 2:30 a.m. on a Thursday night, [&hellip
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The Drama Queen: The Expansive World of Taylor Mac

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Taylor 2 Our downtown scene watcher talks to legendary performer Taylor Mac about how, exactly, he navigates the many worlds he inhabits onstage By Kiara Downey Taylor Mac makes transformation look easy.  This veteran performer is a singer, an actor, a producer, and a writer who spent the month of February redefining a classical Brecht character at [&hellip
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Martial Arts for All

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WS_TaeKwonDo_AA Local teen entrepreneur teaches free taekwondo classes for kids By Vanesa Vennard In an underground dojo with blue and red padded floors, Will Breslau leads a group of kids through taekwondo training. The 6-foot-2 slender 17-year-old gives instructions on how to do a series of kicking motions and counts, hana, dhul, seht, neh. “Front kick, [&hellip
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Fire and Forget: Local Vets Publish Short Stories of War

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Book A group of veterans publishes an anthology of fictional tales of war By Angela Barbuti In the fall of 2008, at the Creative Writers House at NYU, a group of writers was brought together by their shared life-altering experience–they had all served in the military. What they didn’t realize at the time was that their [&hellip
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