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Book Review: ‘Upside: Profiting From the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead,’ by Kenneth W. Gronbach

There's power in counting people — and no better guide than 'Upside' by Kenneth W Gronbach a demographer and trend expert. Its an enlightening book and a great tool for making better business decisions.

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Convention Review: AnachroCon Offers Adventure in Time (Atlanta GA, Feb. 2017)

AnachroCon is an immersive adventure in and exploration of time, the best kind of escapism. This year the theme was the '60s – any '60. Hippies mingled with belles from the Civil War era and cowboys from the Wild West.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blurred Lines’ from Girl Be Heard at HERE

Rape culture strikes every two minutes, when someone is sexually assaulted; then disappears in the twinkling of an eye as if nothing important has happened. The brilliance of 'Blurred Lines' is that it nets this slippery monster and pins it down with irony, satire and ridicule, all the while examining how it parades itself publicly, cloaked in the righteousness of normalcy.

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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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