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RockCenterTwenty-Seventeen will be remembered as a year that saw the Modern State of Israel, the greatest groper of them all, grabbing Jerusalem as its capital, with an  endorsement from America’s Groper-In-Chief. And countless women, many who have no problem killing their own babies, lining up to get men fired for little more than a shoulder massage.

At a time of heightened focus on identity, it’s important to understand that we gain ourselves—by losing ourselves—not through exploiting or dominating others but rather in serving them.

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StreetArt2017oClimate change.

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BeSpokeMeatpacking District, NYC – June 13, 2017

StreetArt17aaPuerto Rico Day, NYC – June 11, 2017

NYIFF17The Indo-American Arts Council is gearing up for its New York Indian Film Festival (April 30-May 7) at various locations around Manhattan. With 85 shorts, features, and documentaries — including father-son themes, mental health issues, and the Big “O” (Lipstick Under My Burka) — there is something for everyone.

psychology-of-insanity“It is possible that insanity, or a part of insanity, will prove to be less dependent upon intrinsic defects of the individual than on the conditions in which he has to live, and the future may determine that it is not the individual who must be eliminated, but the conditions which must be modified.” Bernard Hart

In recent days James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks basketball team, and Al Franken, U.S. senator, have accused Charles Oakley and Donald Trump of mental illness. And yet one wonders if any mental health professional would stand up and state publicly that Dolan and Franken are themselves “mentally healthy.” And furthermore it’s worth considering how the actions of Messrs. Dolan and Frankin have over the years contributed to conditions in society that need modifying.

fashionweek17bWe asked one fashionista what he thought of the eagerly anticipated Calvin Klein show today. He said: “It was ookaaay.”

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