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Posted: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:12 | Well Versed

One standout among the many featured authors at this year’s Book Expo America at the Javits Center last week was the late Italian chemist and writer Primo Levi, who died in 1987 and is best known for his memoirs of surviving Auschwitz, “If This Is a Man” and “The Periodic Table.”

Posted: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:40 | The New Normal

At last summer has begun! We've celebrated Memorial Day; soon we will be enjoying the fireworks of the 4th of July and before we know it, we'll be saying good bye to the summer with our Labor Day plans. This past Memorial day, I went to a Mets game with friends and family. As I walked around through the parking lot, gift shop, museum and food area, I began to think about how a child with autism may feel overwhelmed at baseball game or any kind of event in a crowded public area that families may wish to attend over the summer.

Posted: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 16:27 | Well Versed

With an upbeat Broadway bounce, the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus brought together French and Yiddish tunes on Upper Broadway last Sunday.

Posted: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:15 | Political Insider

For a guy who boasted, "I am my own man," Jeb sounds an awful lot like he’s channeling his big brother George.

Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:03 | Well Versed

French-born Frederic Brenner is one of those photographers whose images brand themselves upon you.

Posted: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:53 | The New Normal

In 1965, the phrase “special needs” hadn’t yet been coined. I felt just like the other 15 students — excited about our Bar Mitzvahs, but bored by the four hours of preparation each week.