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Young Jewish Leadership Concepts (YJLC) will hold its 23rd Annual Pocono Rafting & Leadership Weekend this weekend, August 13–15, 2010.Young Jewish Leadership Concepts (YJLC) will hold its 23rd Annual Pocono Rafting &... more
Episode 5: Featuring Heth and Jed. Playing For Pocket Change is a mini series featuring musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out who these people are and what makes them want play in the world's strangest venue.Episode 5: Featuring Heth and Jed. Playing For Pocket Change is a mini series... more
There's been some big news since we last met: The triceratops and torosaurus are actually the same animal, dinosaurs digging for prey, where you can buy a dinosaur, and more.
Find links to everything we talked about at http://DinoShow.comThere's been some big news since we last met: The triceratops and torosaurus are... more
New York has declared war against Canadian geese, and has authorized the destruction of nearly two-thirds of the current population (or about 170,000 birds). That means two-thirds of the current population could be exterminated. Plans are to target Canadian geese found in "open areas and more than 40 public parks in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx within five miles of regional airports."
Last year, 2,000 were "euthanized" in the vicinity of JFK International and La Guardia Airports after a bird strike forced US Airways Flight 1549 to ditch into the Hudson River. The move was "justified" by Manhattan mayor, Michael Bloomberg, because of the "dangers the geese pose to aircraft."
http://www.examiner.com/x-54642-Hartford-Pets-Examiner~y2010m7d25-The-Wings-of-War-New-York-to-kill-170000-Canadian-geeseNew York has declared war against Canadian geese, and has authorized the destruction... more
Featuring Natalia "Saw Lady" Paruz. Playing For Pocket Change is a mini series featuring musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out who these people are and what makes them want play in the world's strangest venue.Featuring Natalia "Saw Lady" Paruz. Playing For Pocket Change is a mini... more
Every year Poets House holds an exhibit of all the poetry books published in the previous year which visitors can browse and examine. This year the annual Poetry Showcase continues all this month, and a series of readings will be held in which all the poets reading have had books published in the past year. Some of these poets are Jewish, and some of their poems reflect a Jewish sensibility.Every year Poets House holds an exhibit of all the poetry books published in the... more
It was obvious the US Marshals knew that FIJA activist Julian Heicklen was coming, then again we made enough noise on the Internet about it. As soon as they spotted him in the park near the federal courthouse they were watching. They watched and followed as we approached the court. Julian walked right into the middle of the bunch of them. He was arrested before he could even hand out one pamphlet.
http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2010/06/police-state-new-york-video-of.htmlIt was obvious the US Marshals knew that FIJA activist Julian Heicklen was coming,... more
Work Only Episode 7, Ash Clouds over Bushwick. Mari Ahokoivu and Anna Sailamaa are in the forefront of the burgeoning art comics movement coming out of Finland. Stranded in New York after the MoCCA Festival due to the volcanic ash cloud over Europe, they find themselves in Bushwick for an extended stay. Work Only takes them to the park for a conversation about their work, how to hang laundry, and how to describe those moments in which nothing happens.Work Only Episode 7, Ash Clouds over Bushwick. Mari Ahokoivu and Anna Sailamaa are in... more
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Stabbed Homeless Hero Dies as More Than 25 Walk Past…
By IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON, JOHN DOYLE
and DAN MANGAN
April 24, 2010
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Stabbed Homeless Hero Dies as More Than 25 Walk Past…http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/homeless-hero-lays-dying-video/
A heroic homeless man, stabbed after saving a Queens woman from a knife-wielding attacker, lay dying in a pool of blood for more than an hour as nearly 25 people indifferently strolled past him, a shocking surveillance video obtained by The Post reveals.
Some of the passers-by paused to stare at Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax last Sunday morning and others leaned down to look at his face.GRAPHIC VIDEO: Stabbed Homeless Hero Dies as More Than 25 Walk Past… NY Post... more
Welcome back to Current Virals, a longstanding Current.com tradition. On today's plate we've got some popular videos from around the web.
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Welcome back to Current Virals, a longstanding Current.com tradition. On today's... more
Saturday April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm
93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th)
New York, New York 10003 Get Directions
"The Last Dragon"
Exhibition: April 24 through May 15, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 24th, 7 to 10 pm
Merging classic sewing craftsmanship with an urban edge, San Francisco
based artist Steve MacDonald (aka Ramblin Worker ), creates pieces that redefine the concept of fiber art. The humble craft of embroidery synthesized with vibrant color and a Pop aesthetic result in whimsical yet graphically bold imagery. MacDonald combines various concepts, mediums and a fresh perspective to present unique works that stretch the boundaries of contemporary craftsmanship.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Steve MacDonald now lives and works in the art hub of San Francisco. He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been mentioned and reviewed in various media outlets including Nylon and Interview Magazines. MacDonald’s work turned heads all over Manhattan during the 2006 Deitch Parade when a tank he had crafted was towed across the city. His work has been shown in major cities all over the US and internationally including the Max Fish Gallery in New York and Gallery Three in San Francisco. http://www.ramblinworker.com/
“The Last Dragon,” artwork by Steve MacDonald runs April 24th through May 15, 2010, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Street, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Saturday April 24th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or email@example.com .Saturday April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm Fuse Gallery 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th)... more
Via The Daily Dish, a clip of a film called "Four Lions" which may well be the world's first English-language comedy about...suicide bombing?
The filmmaker, Chris Morris, is a British comedian who apparently has no problem attracting controversy. From The Mirror's article about the movie:
Key scenes from the film are said to include a farcical suicide bomb plot at a Sheffield fun run that sees the bombers dressed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle outfits....Despite the film’s contentious subject matter, Morris seems undeterred by the hullabaloo that will inevitably greet the movie. "Most of us would dearly love to laugh in the face of our worst fears”, he says. “Why aren't we laughing at terrorists? Because we didn't know how to, until now."
This is actually a point I find myself agreeing with. Admittedly, the clip made me laugh. (His voice never changes - and the beard thing! Hilarious.) I think the more seriously we take terrorism the more it accomplishes its goal of creating, well, terror. When the Bush Administration made the choice to declare a War on Terror after 9/11, instead of treating the attacks as heinous criminal acts, it escalated the gravity of the terrorists themselves. It made them larger than life, gave their actions more power. A film like this brings terrorists back down to earth. They're just people, right? Horribly-intentioned people.
I look forward to hearing the Current Movies review from Sundance!
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- Haiti: Challenges to comeVia The Daily Dish, a clip of a film called "Four Lions" which may well be... more
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed claims to be the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. Now, after years of detention in Guantanamo, he'll be brought to New York for trial, according to unnamed Administration officials Attorney General Eric Holder.
He'll be joined by four other 9/11 suspects in civilian federal court. The case will be a test for the Obama plan to prosecute terrorists as criminals versus try them in military court. The defense for Mr. Mohammed, known through the 9/11 Commission Report as KSM, already plans to introduce arguments about their client being illegally tortured.
Hey New Yorkers, what do you think - is this justice being served at long last? Or do you not even want him in the US much less in the city? Tell us what you think on Current News.
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- Pandemic in Ukraine - Is it swine flu?Khalid Sheikh Mohammed claims to be the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. Now, after... more
New York may see a taste of Tehran this week as Iranians from around the world descend on the city to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This isn't the first time Ahmadinejad has attracted protests in New York (and once a hilarious music video by Andy Samberg), but it will be the first opportunity for the world's #iranelection protestors to confront him outside of the Islamic Republic.
The Wall St Journal has a story about Iranians preparing for a big showdown:
The New York protests are expected to be the largest gathering of Iranians in exile since the early days of the Islamic Revolution. In 1977, nearly ten thousand people gathered in Washington to oppose Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's visit to the White House. That rally became a turning point in the revolution, showing that the Shah was on shaky ground at home.
The Lede Blog from the NY Times has a good round up of where things stand thus far in Iran, and what the protestors will be yelling about.
Anybody out there in NY? Outside of how bad the traffic is with the General Assembly in town, any specific encounters with Iranian protests?
Brief (past) encounters with Ahmadinejad:
- A student's perspective on Ahmadinejad's controversial visit to Columbia University: Iran Invades Columbia (Video)
- And Current's Supernews on that same visit: Oh That MahmoudNew York may see a taste of Tehran this week as Iranians from around the world descend... more
A small plane that ran out of fuel and issued a distress call crashed on a roadway while trying to land Sunday afternoon, seriously injuring the two women aboard, authorities said.
Firefighters pulled the women from the downed aircraft after the crash was reported to police in Oswego County, on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario, around 3:30 p.m.
The women were taken to a hospital in nearby Syracuse, one by ambulance, the other by helicopter.
A nursing supervisor at the hospital said she was unable to give any information on the women until their identities were released.
The women's Piper Cherokee plane had been trying to land on County Route 45 in Palermo, a town of about 4,000 residents, a county dispatch supervisor said. Syracuse Hancock International Airport, about 25 miles away, had received a distress call from the plane shortly before it crashed.
The plane ran out of fuel as it was flying through Syracuse airspace, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said.
http://www.azdailysun.com/news/national/article_dfac0b3f-73ef-503c-83b0-6dba9f66bbe5.htmlA small plane that ran out of fuel and issued a distress call crashed on a roadway... more
Episode 2- Featuring Johnny Sheppard from the band Johnny Sheppard and Billy Swing. Playing For Pocket Change is a mini series featuring musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out who these people are and what makes them want play in the world's strangest venue.Episode 2- Featuring Johnny Sheppard from the band Johnny Sheppard and Billy Swing.... more
The former A & B Sound store is reborn after a $4 million renovation as Vancouver's most exotic late-night spot.The former A & B Sound store is reborn after a $4 million renovation as... more
Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 1
Erich Woodrum and Francois Nnang
Djembe and Balaphone players
Playing For Pocket Change is a mini series featuring musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out who these people are and what makes them want play in the world's strangest venue.Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 1 Erich Woodrum and Francois Nnang Djembe and... more