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Somebody Come and Play

When Dutch scholar Johan Huizinga wrote Homo Ludens: The Play Element in Culture (1938) he made the strong and enduring argument that in the “primeval soil of play” we find the origin of “the great instinctive forces of civilized life,” of … Continue reading

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Spitting in Public Is Really Not Okay

What makes people think spitting in public is okay? From Chinatown to Midtown, from Bushwick to Bayside, Gothamites openly expel their esophageal waters with impunity. It’s gross. And, unlike other now hopelessly ingrained NYC rudeness’s — not letting people off … Continue reading

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Emmy-Winning “Cash Cab” Host Ben Bailey Says His Road Rage Is Real

If you haven’t gotten into Cash Cab yet, then your New Yorker status needs to be downgraded. The show is as New York as New York 1, the Sleepy’s jingle and publicly-funded sports arenas. I got addicted a few years ago … Continue reading

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Teen Dies After Fundraiser Bike Accident

What is there to say anymore about a purely good deed? How do you recognize, celebrate, memorialize an act of kindness done for no other reason than it was the right thing to do? On the scales of justice, how can … Continue reading

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