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Uncovering New Music at Copenhagen’s Distortion Fest

Copenhagen's Distortion festival has become a preeminent showcase for new music. After attending the five-day fest last week, Riff City's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd weighs in on the music, the energy, and why Distortion may even be better than Love Parade.
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Going Local: Cuomo’s Play for Consolidation

The state of New York has over 10,000 local municipalities and government agencies. In his first budget, Gov. Cuomo has incentivized many villages and towns to consolidate. But will this streamlining translate into tax-payer savings?
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Out in America/Out in New York

Tune in to THIRTEEN tonight at 8 p.m. for a special presentation of 'Out in America,' a collection of inspiring stories from the country's LGBT community. Watch clips, support the program, and view a list of local LGBT partner organizations here.
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OUT in America: A Q&A with Humorist Kate Clinton

Inside Thirteen recently spoke with multi-talented funny lady Kate Clinton about her participation in the upcoming documentary, OUT in America. Here, Clinton shares her thoughts on LGBT issues and her varied career, which spans comedy, acting,writing, and beyond.
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Eye on Education: Interview with Tony Mackay

Tony Mackay is Executive Director of the Melbourne, Australia-based Centre for Strategic Education. In this interview, Mr. Mackay explains what countries that are outperforming the United States in education are doing that we here are not.
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WNET Selected by NJ Governor Christie to Provide Programming to NJN

Earlier today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his recommendation that WNET be selected to provide programming and services to New Jersey Network (NJN). Upon approval by the legislature, WNET will provide programming and services under a five-year agreement.
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Deal Reached on Ethics Reform

On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Speaker Sheldon Silver announced a deal on ethics reforms, yet another of Cuomo’s legislative priorities. Read more in State Room.
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How (Not) to Talk to Joan Didion

When journalist Michael Miller was instructed to cold call Joan Didion for a quote on the occasion of J.D. Salinger's death, the young reporter didn't anticipate the lesson Didion would teach him about talking to literary idols.
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Film Review: Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

In Girl on Film, Alice Gregory reviews Woody Allen's new comedy, starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, about an American writer who travels back in time to meet his literary heroes in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties.
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Theater Review: The Motherf**cker with the Hat

In Fourth Wall, Tyler Coates reviews Stephen Adly Guirgis's unfortunately titled comedy/drama about addiction and sobriety, starring Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, and Annabella Sciorra.
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