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March 14 Phenomenological Personhood: Scientific, Theological, Political Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free The task of this conference is to inquire into the idea of phenomenological personhood by elucidating it through three specific domains of discourse that engage the phenomenological tradition: science, theology, and politics. If the [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: Instagram, Uncropped and Unfiltered

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lady smarts A serious malady is striking smartphone users around the city Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Female? Male? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then chances are you’ve tried Instagram. Whether you’ve merely dabbled in the occasional filter here and there or are already a full-blown Instagrammaddict, I’d like [&hellip
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Twentysomething Candles

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Kristine Keller How believing that time and age are invisible enhances life satisfaction I know life has its challenges. There’s malaria and questionable funds in the Cayman Islands—and I care about those things. I wouldn’t watch Kimmel’s opening monologues if I didn’t. But sometimes, anxiety levels skyrocket when thinking about the equipment needed for navigating the winding [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Gotham Storytellers Rock Out

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dt_social_gogogirls The first Gotham Storytelling Festival concluded Monday night after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Six days of music and storytelling at Under St. Marks, a venue at the Horse Trade Theater, brought together dozens of authors, comics, musicians and just regular folks to share in the art of the story. Our Town Downtown was [&hellip
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Last Blast of the Season: Top Ten Things to Do Before the Warm Weather Cools

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downtownboathouse_Kayak The 10 best things to do, see and eat before the warm weather ends By Sharon Feiereisen The end of Labor Day Weekend and the beginning of Fashion Week may signal the end of summer for many New Yorkers, but there are still a good two weeks left to soak up the sunny weather and [&hellip
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Downtown Social: New Museum Hosts a Lower East Side Block Party

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Dana Davenport The New Museum hosted its sixth annual block party this past Friday in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  Musicians performed while partygoers created their own optical illusion art, meddled with origami and learned about the history of literature and the Bowery. Other activities included [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Celebrating NYC as a City of Water

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ian Douglas Key local and state officials and prominent waterfront activists got a splash as they celebrated the fifth annual City of Water Day Festival on Governors Island this past Saturday. The festival included a dockside press conference at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, followed by a launch event [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Commuters, Tourists Stop to Get Fresh Produce in Battery Park City

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Jonathan Springer For most, the Staten Island Ferry is part of the daily commute (for those who live on the borough) or a much-needed respite from a busy Manhattan-based vacation (for the visitor). Now, the Staten Island Ferry’s terminal is also the site of a much-praised outdoor farmer’s market. [&hellip
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Cult Classic Flicks Come Outdoors

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Films in Tompkins Square Park returns —Text by Marissa Maier, Photos by Sahar Vahidi Off-beat classics, à la Rocky Horror Picture Show, are usually relegated to private home screenings or dusty art house theaters. This summer, however, Howl Arts and a number of sponsors, including Two Boots pizza company and NYC & Company, bring quirky [&hellip
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