What are the Lemon Laws?

All US states have laws that protect car buyers. Although the official names for these laws vary from one state to the other, with names such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the New Motor Vehicle Warranties Act, they are collectively referred to as the Lemon Laws. The exact definition and implementation of the laws

Why Don’t We Know Anything About the World?

  Sitting in a cafe with a couple of girlfriends one hot afternoon, our conversation turned to travel. We compared backpacking experiences, related funny stories and offered one another a glimpse into foreign cultures. Each of us encouraged the others to tell us more, to share more. We were all fascinated by these unique insights

Spectrums of Play; Kids Today

I can’t be the only person who feels uncomfortable when viewing a two year old expertly swiping some screen; to be engrossed in a game on an iPad, to demand electrical devices then casually begin to operate them in a disturbingly familiar fashion. Childhood play is moving, alarmingly quickly, into the technological sphere; all schools

One Bronx Saturday

I was eleven when ‘West Side Story’ hit the silver screen. I did not know it, but I was growing up smack in the middle of a melting pot. In the early 1960’s my South Bronx neighborhood consisted mostly of Irish and Italian Catholics but we had a fair share of Finnish, German and Swedish

How to Love Vegetables

Usually I am not one for food trends, particularly those which highlight certain ‘superfoods’ that are marketed as if they are the sole cure for not only every disease under the sun but also climate change, divorce, nuclear warfare, etc. Kale, I’m looking at you. Whilst avocados are filling, cauliflower is meaty and kale can

Nathan Kaplan & The Devil You Know

Between the years of 1890 and 1914, two million Ashkenazi Jews arrived in New York City. During the same era, twenty million Europeans of other ethnicities passed through New York’s immigration facility on Ellis Island. Upon leaving the island, finding adequate housing became the first challenge encountered by most of the new arrivals. The fortunate

Highlights from the E3 2016 Gaming Conference

This year’s edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2016) at the Los Angeles Conference Center, kicked off officially with presentations from various game development houses on the 12th of June. This annual event has quickly become known as the place to be in order to get first class access to the hottest video games

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