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Ever since The Campbell Apartment and the Junior’s in Grand Central Terminal closed, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing to do there. Well! Grand Central still has a few surprises up its massive marble sleeves.  For instance, there’s Agern, a stylish seasonal restaurant, part of the hospitality group started by Danish culinary giant, Claus Meyer. That’s where you’ll find Omar Maagaard, the head barista and roaster, a man who’s been committed to coffee for...
If you’ve spent time in a hospital, you know the chaos—the doctors and nurses and orderlies rushing around in order to help an endless line of patients. But every now and then those employees need a savior, too. Enter Michelle Crentsil, who has advocated on behalf of those same health advocates as part of the Service Employees International Union. At heart—and ever since she was as kid—Crentsil’s concern and work has centered on pervasive injustices....
If you’re like me, you learned about sex from pornography, stand-up comedy, and Jarvis Cocker. To say the least, I could have had better teachers—take Lena Solow, for example. She’s dedicated her professional life to giving young people positive, realistic views of sex. She’s a sex educator, the author of a Teen Vogue column about sex, and an employee of sex toy shop, Babeland, where she recently led a unionization effort. It’s basically impossible to overstate how...
This year’s short film ominibus collective:unconscious brought together five local filmmakers to adapt one another’s dreams, but Frances Bodomo’s Everybody Dies cut through the magic realism, all the way down to the bone. The premise is horrifyingly entertaining, full of existential dread and black humor (in multiple senses): a public-access children’s show hosted by a tearful Grim Reaper, who serenades the kiddies with lullabies to prepare them for a life of state violence against...

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