Short & Sweet Sunday Read:”In Jackson Heights”

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This is short, lazy Sunday appreciation of  Frederick Wiseman’s “In Jackson Heights,” which ran at the Gene Siskel Film Center 11/27 – 12/3. I appreciate a good documentary, but I don’t always get… Continue reading

The Secret to Talking Sports with Any Man  

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After watching the first Eagles football Sunday of the season this year, I got home and turned on the late afternoon game. I opened up the Twitter app on my phone, and I checked… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Stephen A. Smith  

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Dear Mr. Smith, I have spent the past few days entrenched in the media coverage of the 2 game suspension of Ray Rice. I am a sports fan, and I am a survivor… Continue reading

#YesAllWomen: Violence at the Intersections

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#YesAllWomen is a collection of this same story over and over and over again. Individually, these stories and experiences are actually a collective experience. Women are objectified, treated as property, and physically and… Continue reading

On Why I Love the Spelling Bee

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Yesterday, two new co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee were named. Sriram Hathwar, an eighth-grader from Painted Post, New York and Ansun Sujoe, a seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Texas won the title… Continue reading

A Culture Without Violence

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A couple of years ago, I started a new journey as a doctoral student. In doing so, I know I have joined a new community. The people I see every day do not… Continue reading

Fuck Cory Booker (With Photos)

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On one side of Mt. Prospect St. in Newark’s North Ward, Cory Booker gets no love. In this post is a short account of where the Mayor of Newark currently stands on the… Continue reading

In Search of Thieves: A Review of Don Argott’s The Art of the Steal

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In high school, my psychology teacher ran an activity in which everyone wrote down on a piece of paper a crime they would commit if guaranteed they wouldn’t get caught. I don’t remember… Continue reading

Mother/Daughter Drama with a Vibrating Spin: France-Luce Benson’s ‘The Talk’

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This play commentary is in response to  Crossroads Theatre Company’s production of The Talk, which had its last show on May 19. I cannot say that I’ve used the word, dildo, more than… Continue reading

Patriots Who Hate Americans: Rohina Malik’s Play, Unveiled

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Perhaps, Rohina Malik’s play Unveiled, would be dated since it’s “post 9/11” plot is almost twelve years past, but in the wake of the bombings in Boston, the play resounds with chilling familiarity.… Continue reading