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this universe we thought was ours: 

these stars and spaces—empty spaces—

worlds we know and other places, 

swirled immense in cosmic dark.

 

if the big bang never happened, then

all...

American foreign policy increasingly resembles computer warfare games where one develops economic and geographical strategies during warfare as a way of undermining one’s opponent. Such...

Said the Junco to the Sparrow, “You don’t have to flee when the Jay arrives.  He is so piggish, he is only interested in stuffing himself, which he does with such ill manners that he spills half his meal on the ground, where we can pick it up...

Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283 (1908) presents one of the last late-blooming flowers of Romanticism. Flutist Adrienn Kántor excelled in nuance, tone, and poetic edge in this seductive concerto, in which the flute often led and...

Modfest, Vassar College’s annual celebration of arts from the 20th and 21st century, is drawing to a close—but not before introducing the next generation of emerging modern artists. On Thursday night, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center hosted a...

We asked Assemblyman Kieran Lalor to comment on the change in the leadership  of the State Assembly.  Here is his reply:

Too many assembly members supported Silver for years, despite the corruption and the sexual harassment...

The Ecstatic Music Festival gave an entire evening of its month-long series to the music of John Zorn, a figure in the contemporary music scene who is difficult to pin down because he operates in so many genres. Many of these genres were on display...

Bitter-cold weather bites into your face as you head into the wind, if head you must.  There are times when we must all face the bitter truth. It takes a winter like this to bring home the bitterness that faces so many in this world. The...

On Jan 29, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL, a proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Every Republican Senator and a handful of Democrats voted in favor of building the pipeline with a final...

I was pleased to see your editorial promoting the end of suburban planning and supporting open space.  But you didn’t address the equally antiquated real property laws that have encouraged suburban development.

When unused open...