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Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old organizer, and has been politically active for over a decade — most notably in the Democratic Socialists for America, the anti-Scott Walker mobilization, and Occupy Wall Street. However, on March 17, 2012, Cecily’s attendance at Zuccotti was a point of party, not protest. It was St. Patrick’s Day and as a McMillan, she vowed for this...

This picture, from my childhood home, was taken in the summer of 1984, when my mother was 49 years old. 30 years later I have moved back into that home, and I sit in the same spot to eat my dinner, and do my work. Throughout my life my parents have sat there reading the newspaper and paying bills. For...

I think about my father in waves. I can go for weeks without thinking much about him, but then it seems like he’s everywhere, like cow pies in a pasture. We had cows in a pasture behind our house growing up, so that’s not a random reference. It's also kind of something he might say, except he would have used...

Yesterday I started poking through a box filled with photos from high school. I'm living in the house I grew up in, and though we've relegated much of the past to the past, there are still closets and boxes (and even a room) that house the remains of the days. Photos age, well, they do, I believe. The shot above is...

“Battle for Brooklyn,” a documentary about the unending mess that is the Atlantic Yards project, is unabashedly slanted and as a result will probably be dismissed by those it portrays unflatteringly. That’s unfortunate, because this film should be discouraging and dismaying for people on all sides of the project, for what it says about oversize expectations and missed opportunities. Michael...

This weekend, the stories behind the stories of two of our documentaries, "Battle for Brooklyn" and "Who Took Johnny" are in the news in a big way. The New York Times reports that construction on the first Atlantic Yards residential building is a year behind schedule and wildly more expensive than planned. It also points out that the Greenland group...