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Interview: Rick Shapiro, Author of ‘Hope Never Dies: How 20 Late-Stage and Terminal Cancer Patients Beat the Odds’

A Q&A with Rick Shapiro, leading cancer treatment consultant and author of 'Hope Never Dies: How 20 Late-Stage and Terminal Cancer Patients Beat the Odds.'

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Latest Funding Problem for Louisiana’s Public Defenders: No Lawyers for Death Penalty Defendants

In its 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, indigent defendants facing serious criminal charges have a fundamental right to counsel, even if they are unable to pay. But the decision didn’t speak to where the funds for …

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Interview: Thelma Reese, Coauthor of ‘The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities’

This is not your father's retirement — and an interview with Thelma Reese, author of 'The New Senior Man,' illuminates why senior men need their own guidebook for this next phase in their lives.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Downtown Race Riot’ with Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny and David Levi in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s “Downtown Race Riot,” directed by Scott Elliott. This Off-Broadway production by The New Group plays a limited engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center, Nov 14 – Dec 23. For more, visit www.thenewgroup.org. Photo credit: Monique Carboni

Fashions may have changed and drugs become even more deadly since the 1970s milieu of 'Downtown Race Riot.' But with all its humor, the play bears a troubling message: Friendship and family, potent forces though they are, can't solve the conundrum of tribalism.

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