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Every day, it seems, politicians and the public debate the hot-button issue of how to save our failing schools. Students are not being properly taught, it is claimed. There is too great an … more
Our understanding of the human brain is still in its infancy. The recent expenditure by the federal government on basic research may move us forward, at least a little. The brain remains a wonder. … more
Life gets so hard when you’re very old that dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs bureaucracy does indeed feel like adding insult to an already injurious process. First you serve your … more
To: Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Mayor de Blasio, and all NY Elected Officials From: Bronx Climate Justice North, Bronx Climate Justice South, and South Bronx Unite We are writing to urge … more
Whether you’re a high school or college graduate, or a graduate of life, like me (I turn 60 this year), the 2014 movie “Whiplash,” directed by Damien Chazelle and based on a true … more
The season of summer abundance is approaching. Bronxites fortunate enough to make use of local farmers’ markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) will soon enjoy the fertility of the … more
This weekend I checked out the interactive Citywide Waterfront Map on the Department of City Planning’s website: The website directs the viewer to … more
Assemblyman Bill Nojay’s opinion piece last week against GMO labeling contains some disturbingly incorrect information (“Fight GMO labeling,” May 7). 1. There have never been any … more
Since its creation, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used in many practical ways. Governments use GDP to improve their monetary systems and corporations’ investment plans are largely … more
By Mike Gold   No parent wants to tell a child that they had it easier than their kid. In “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the mom tells her daughter, “When I was your age, we … more
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