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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Hundreds Sing Philip Glass in Times Square

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times square By Robin Elisabeth Kilmer For most of Thursday it was business as usual in Times Square. Neon lights swirled overhead, taxis honked their call and response and the hum of thousands of passersby contributed to the customary din and discord. At around 6:30 pm a crowd was gathered at 46th street between Broadway and Seventh [&hellip
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