LGBT

ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

arts and culture

Korea 2015: return to the motherland

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Korea 2015: return to the motherland by Pauline Park In June 2015, I returned to Korea for the first time since I left at the age of seven and-a-half months old; it was a momentous trip. These are some photos from the month I spent in the Land of the Morning Calm. Monday, June 15 […]

LGBT

Tragic Trans? Nope! (Die Zeit, 4.11.15)

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In the series “Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor and his daughters in the ladies’ room. TRANSGENDER Tragic Trans? Nope! The American series “Transparent” makes the subject gender identity now also popular in Germany. In America, the debate is far more. A visit to the transgender center in Queens, New York. By Claudia Steinberg Die Zeit 9 April […]

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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’

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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’ by Pauline Park Jackson Heights is the most diverse neighborhood in Queens, the most diverse county in the United States. But what precisely does ‘diversity’ really mean and how does it actually play out in this neighborhood that I’ve called home for nearly two decades now? In this photo essay, I hope […]

history

Jerusalem Day 2014

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May 28 is ‘Jerusalem Day’ (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim), “an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services” (Wikipedia). But for Palestinians, Jerusalem Day […]

arts and culture

Norsk

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Norsk II (Norwegian II) – Våren 2018 (Spring 2018) 1 Fjerde leksjon Session Four God kveld og velkommen til fjerde time! Good evening and welcome to the fourth lesson! • Spørsmål om leksa og prøva: Oppgave 1, 3-13, 15-17 side 91-98 i arbeidsboka. Vi går over det som var vanskelig! Questions about the homework: Assignment […]

New York City

Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times

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Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times “What is definitely off-target is the notion, which the New York Times repeated Saturday but certainly didn’t invent, that ‘more managerial’ appointees are somehow ideologically neutral. This misconception underlay a lot of the skewed analysis of the Bloomberg administration, which was seen as apolitical, as merely interested […]

Israel/Palestine

Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom

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Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom   “Would a BBC interviewer be willing to hand over half of Britain to people who made a habit of killing Britons? That was the question Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett posed on BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’ on Tuesday, when interviewer Stephen Sackur asked about Bennett’s objection to granting Palestinians sovereignty,” Ha’aretz […]