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Broadway’s Best: America’s Melting Pot Boils Over in Pulitzer, Tony Winner Clybourne Park

Broadway’s Best: America’s Melting Pot Boils Over in Pulitzer, Tony Winner Clybourne Park

Bruce Norris’ audaciously biting and oft-decorated ( 2011 Pulitzer, 2012 Tony winner) satire “Clybourne Park” was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 groundbreaking drama”A Raisin in the Sun,” and it picks up where Hansberry left off. In ‘Raisin‘, we meet the Youngers, the black family that decided to move from a South Side Chicago neighborhood to [...]

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Worth Watching: Sorkin, HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ Takes On Cable News With Mixed Results

Worth Watching: Sorkin, HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ Takes On Cable News With Mixed Results

Keith Olbermann may have left the building but his bombastic spirit reverberates through “The Newsroom.” The much ballyhooed Aaron Sorkin drama finally arrived last Sunday on HBO. Whether fueled by less than stellar reviews or high hopes for the show’s future, the premium cable channel is now offering the first episode free on a variety [...]

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Shocking Justice: Rutgers Roommate Cyber- Bully Gets Sweetheart 30 Days

Shocking Justice: Rutgers Roommate Cyber- Bully Gets Sweetheart 30 Days

It’s hard for a judge to disappoint both the prosecution and the defense during sentencing. But Judge Glenn Berman, who presided over the high-profile Rutgers roommate cyber-spying trial, did just that. “I heard this jury say, ‘guilty’ 288 times–24 questions, 12 jurors. That’s the multiplication. I haven’t heard you apologize once,” Berman said before sentencing [...]

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Silver Lining In Kent State’s Tragic Legacy: Safer Conditions For Occupy Protesters

Silver Lining In Kent State’s Tragic Legacy: Safer Conditions For Occupy Protesters

Forty-two years ago, on May 4, 1970, amid the bitter battle over the Vietnam War, four innocent college students: Alilson Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheur and William Schroeder were gunned down and killed and twelve others were wounded by the National Guard at Kent State University. The incident shook the idealistic counter-culture to its core [...]

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Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Real Time: Zimmerman Apologizes; Bail Set at $150K

Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Real Time: Zimmerman Apologizes; Bail Set at $150K

The latest act of our most recent high profile American tragedy played out in real time courtroom theatrics on Friday. George Zimmerman, the reviled Trayvon Martin shooter, now charged with second-degree murder, was granted $150, 000 bond. But the real drama, igniting audible gasps in the packed courtroom, came when Zimmerman took the stand and [...]

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