The Underdog: An American Love Story

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underdog3 By Courtney Romano America loves the underdog story. We want to hear how out of the most improbable of circumstances rose the greatest of victors. This is an American story: to find glory in the dimmest chances. We see it play out in presidential politics, in the very founding of our country, in literature, music, [&hellip
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Hurricane Sandy Survivors: Dispatches From The “Dead Zone”

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The controversy over canceling the New York City marathon this weekend does not merely extend to the dangers posed for runners by downed power lines and flooding throughout the city — it also has to do with displaced residents of downtown Manhattan who just want to go home in peace. For those who can’t go [&hellip
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Ways You Can Help Out With Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

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Want to help out with the hurricane relief effort but not sure how? Below are links to volunteer opportunities around the city as well as places accepting donations of blankets, batteries and nonperishable items. You can also consider donating money or blood at redcrossblood.org. List of blood drives in NYC JCorps Volunteering Lower Manhattan Help [&hellip
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West Bank Story: Lorraine Lévy’s The Other Son

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otherson-cohenmediagroup Right on time for Halloween arrives Lorraine Lévy’s The Other Son, involving that most nightmarish conceit of all time: children switched at birth and raised by the “wrong” parents.Though the film takes place in the Middle East, its strength lies in the emotional undercurrent of a story that could happen anywhere. Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk), [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Spider-Man The Book—Insight Into a Closed World or Capitalizing on Failure?

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The New York Times announced this week Glen Berger, the playwright of reported media circus “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” signed on with Simon & Schuster to pen a book about the “most controversial musical in Broadway history.” It was also the most expensive, according to the Times. Berger was charged with helping rewrite the [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: The 5 Best Moments of CMJ 2012, Part 1

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Savages By Simon Lazarus Vasta   Last week, college radio DJs, Indie bands, industry professionals, music journos, etc., were all brought together for the five day long, sleep-deprived, semi-coherent, half-drunk conversation that is the College Music Journal’s annual Music Marathon. Some went to panels, most went to gigs, and everyone ended up feeling like they were [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to…Take a Frighteningly Good Halloween Photo

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Photo by The Pie Shops, photo courtesy of Flickr Commons By Meredith Russo Boo!   Halloween is approaching, and we all know what that means… drowning under fun-size candy wrappers, as yet another year goes by without a single trick-or-treater; watching Hocus Pocus through chocolate-glazed eyes only to wonder how Max ever made your nauseated pre-teen heart flutter. Woah! Sorry, that was for my other [&hellip
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