Book Review

“The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!” by Gloria Steinem If I could conjure a patronus, I wouldn’t be surprised if it took the form of Gloria Steinem.  This book fills me with hope. When I first picked up The Truth Will Set You Free, I’d only ever read…

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Far West Texas Roadtrip

One of Tanya Tucker’s most famous songs asks God to let her go to Texas when she dies because it’s as close to Heaven as she’s ever been. I don’t know what part of Texas she was singing about, but this song makes the most sense to me in Big Bend country. There’s a reason…

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Here to Remind You

June 13 marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill”, and like many thirtyish year-old women, I wouldn’t have made it through without the rock star my mother used to say sounded like a yodeling hippie.   But Alanis taught us it was okay to be angry, information that got…

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For Same-Sex Couples in France, Marriage May Soon be the Only Option for Equality

Same sex marriage may soon be a reality in France, but equality for homosexual couples is still out of reach. Less than a year after French President François Hollande made the legalization of same- sex marriage a major platform of his 2012 presidential campaign, marriage equality is well on its way to becoming law. But the…

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Brooklyn Hospital Center See Ominous Future under Obamacare

BROOKLYN —As many Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents eagerly await the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Brooklyn Hospital Center sees an ominous future under the law. When the law is fully implemented in January 2014, Medicaid eligibility will expand coverage to an additional 16 million Americans. According to Richard Becker, president…

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Museum Exhibit Spotlights “the Forgotten Borough”

MANHATTAN — A new exhibit opening this week at the Museum of the City of New York spotlights Staten Island. The exhibit, titled “From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012”, tells the story of Staten Island’s development over the last 350 years.  The purpose of the exhibit is to show that Staten Island, often referred…

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