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Theater Review (NYC): Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ from New Yiddish Rep

Just around the corner from where it first played, Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' challenging and controversial in so many ways since its debut in 1907, has opened at La Mama in its original Yiddish (with English supertitles). Upon its Broadway run in English in 1923, the play's cast and producers were arrested on obscenity charges. With its frank depiction of lesbianism and prostitution, it's no wonder.

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NCAA Fact or Fanatic: Athletes, Universities, and Crimes – Emergency Edition

The Oklahoma football program made Joe Mixon, who was an 18-year-old incoming freshman at the time, sit out for a season. You know – they redshirted him. That was the punishment the coaches and administrators at OU thought appropriate for a five-star, superbly conditioned, top-tier athlete whose response to a skinny little girl was to punch her so violently that bones in her face shattered.

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New York Botanical Garden Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Poet Eamon Grennan Read and Chat Poetry

For twenty-five years the Poetry Society of America has been an active presence and voice in New York City. They have sponsored “Poetry in Motion” posting poems and having poets read their poems on NYC subways. They have also worked in concert with the New York Botanical Garden creating placards …

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