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Teach For America: A Primer

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Susanna Preziosi is one of the 999 first- and second-year teachers placed in over 300 disadvantaged schools in Harlem, Washington Heights, the Bronx and Brooklyn, as part of New York City’s chapter of Teach for America. Teach for America, affiliated with AmeriCorps, places young people with no education school background, and usually just out of [&hellip
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Perverted Cinema

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When it comes to disengaging the pretentious from the academic, and making high culture accessible to anyone equipped with a brain—but who does not necessarily hold degrees from prestigious universities—Slavoj Zizek is on top of the game and in a league of his own. Disarmingly versatile and intelligent, the Slovenian intellectual can tackle almost any [&hellip
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City Grazing: 8.09.06

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Cafe Kashakar 1141 Brighton Beach Ave. (betw. 14th & 15th Sts.), B’klyn 718-743-7832 This Uyghur restaurant serves up dishes derived from the Central Asian Turkic people. Translation? Noodles, kabobs, lamb, lamb and more lamb. Start with the lamb-filled samsa (think samosa, $2), which are flaky with a sweet onion aftertaste. How will you pick from [&hellip
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Hype Stalker

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We just finished tearing through the new Vanity Fair with golden boy Anderson Cooper on the cover and we’re trying to figure out exactly when the magazine decided to anchor entire issues on derivatives. First there’s the fawning love note to Cooper in which, somehow, we’re supposed to feel sorry for Cooper because he had [&hellip
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