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Online Slots: Tightening Slot Machines May Steer Players to Online Gambling


While offline slot machines may be tightening, the good news is that you can still enjoy the thrill of a little casual gambling from the comfort of your own home. And when it comes to online slots, you’ve got plenty of options. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘DESIRE,’ Six Plays Adapted from Tennessee Williams

Liv Rooth, Derek Smith, David Grimm, Oriflamme, DESIRE, The Acting Company, 59E59 Theaters, 5A Season

Tennessee Williams's short stories are intriguing, cryptic, revelatory, and shocking in their adaptations by exceptional modern playwrights in six one-act plays. The plays embody the tides of desire and the unconscious impulses that flood our lives when least expected. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Book: A Humble Quest Into The Hebrew Scriptures’ by Joseph Heskel Koukou

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"The Book: A Humble Quest into The Hebrew Scriptures" is part memoir, part contemplation on the nature of faith and the power of critical thinking in helping us deal with fear of the unknown. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Stripped’ by Stephen Clark

Stripped play by Stephen Clark, by Team on Fire

Written partly in verse and acted with great skill, this play though remarkable in some ways proves unable to encompass the numerous large subjects it takes on together with the ambitions of its language. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘La Mélancolie des dragons’ at On the Boards

La Melancolie des dragons

The absurd and the sublime are conjoined in Philippe Quesne’s 'La Mélancolie des dragons.' Read More »

14th Anniversary of 9-11: We Will Never Forget – Though Some Don’t Care To Remember


It is not just about saying “We Will Never Forget” but more that “We Will Always Remember,” and will always honor and will always pass the torch. Read More »

Metromile and Uber Make the Perfect Partners for Rideshare Insurance


Metromile is one of the first auto insurance companies to even consider the ride sharing scene. This makes all the difference for rideshare drivers, who have an extremely hard time finding insurance that will keep them at a reasonable rate. Read More »

Sentencing Reform and the Strange Case of Anthony Bascaro

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Anthony "Tony" Bascaro is 80 years old and has been in prison for the past 34 years. Pretty much everyone – except for his daughter and granddaughter – has forgotten about him. If he lives long enough, he will be released in 2019. Read More »

Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’ by Donal O’Kelly

'Little Things, Big Thing,' Donal O'Kelly, Sorcha Fox, 59E59th Theaters, 1st Origins Irish Festival

Larry and Martha meet by happenstance in an unusual setting. Why they are there is as quirky as their relationship which takes an intriguing turn when they discover they are caught up in international intrigue and conspiracy to cover-up illegal activities against the environment and a population powerless to defend themselves. Read More »

Could Cameras in Operating Rooms Reduce the Number of Surgical Errors?

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As long as the data is recorded and shared very carefully, video in surgery could help doctors fight malpractice lawsuits even as it improves patients’ odds. Read More »