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Mike Hammer was the Executive Editor of Maxim Magazine and Editor and Chief of Stuff Magazine. He has worked in publishing as a writer and an editor for the past 30 years.
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Elie Hirschfeld and Jon Stewart Celebrate Athletes With Disabilities at Achilles 5 Mile Hope & Possibility Run

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  New York Developer and philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld placed 19th in his age group in the Achilles Hope & Possibility 5-Mile run in Central Park last weekend. More than 3,300 runners, walkers, hand cyclists and wheelchair athletes participated in the event from around the tri-state area. Hosted by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s Daily Show, […]

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Black History Is Restored to Life at MoMa’s “One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series”

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        “One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series,” a dazzling collection of the work of the celebrated African American painter, offers a unique entry point on American history at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) through September 7! Lawrence, who’s work is considered seminal for its documentation of the black experience in […]

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  Researchers at New York’s Rockefeller University are a step closer to developing an antibody treatment for HIV after an experimental therapy has significantly reduced the amount of virus in tested patients. This is a tremendous breakthrough that could lead to new achievements and therapies that ultimately could significantly improve the treatment and care of […]

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New York leaders and luminaries paid tribute to one of the city’s favorite sons on Saturday night at Midtown’s historic Harmonie Club. “It was heartwarming to be a part of a gathering that combined some of this city and the world’s most influential leaders in various fields, with close friends and family who have all […]

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  Luminaries from every category of New York will gather on January 10 to pay tribute to a seminal figure in the development of the city as it stands today – Elie Hirschfeld. Midtown’s historic Harmonie Club will play host to a veritable who’s who of Gotham, gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who helped […]

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American Treasure Theodore Bikel Shines In “In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

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  Two of the most significant figures in Jewish culture are brought together in one magnificent new documentary film … Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem! The spirit of the great Russian-Jewish writer is embodied and brought to life by Theodore Bikel who is probably more connected to the late writer’s life than […]

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Stars Gather In Washington To Celebrate Theodore Bikel’s 90th Birthday

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A star-studded collection of artists from a wide spectrum of artistic disciplines will gather at the Washington Hebrew Congregation to pay tribute to the star of stage, screen and sound. Among those expect to perform or attend are such luminaries as Tom Paxton, Dr. Hans Peter Manz, Amichai Lau-Lavie and David Amram. Judy Collins, Arlo […]

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Kardashian’s Ratings And Magazine Sales Plummet

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  It looks like the party is over for Kim Kardashian and her money grubbing, fame obsessed family. Media experts are saying her brand is damaged goods and many are pointing the finger at rapper Kanye West and his un-likability as the final nail in the coffin. The Kardashians have pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars since […]

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4 World Trade Center Opens 12 Years After 9/11 Attacks

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More than a decade after 9/11, the new World Trade Center opened to the public yesterday. World Trade Center 4 is the first building among the seven towers to be opened for business. The new tower stands at an impressive 997-feet-high and is 72 stories tall. It will function as a center for office space and retail. Mayor […]

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Rolling Stones Ron Wood And Mick Taylor Join Rock Legends In New York City To Pay Tribute To The Blues

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The Cutting Room in downtown Manhattan was torn up by a collection of classic rock legends who ripped through a showcase of the blues roots music that found new life in their seminal sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. Rolling Stones Ron Wood and Mick Taylor (who each made blues guitar a hard-rock staple) were joined […]

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Costa Concordia To Be Lifted Upright In Largest Salvage Operation Ever

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On the evening of January 13 2013, Captain Francesco Schettino guided the Costa Concordia cruise ship too close to an island off the coast of Italy. The horrible lapse in judgment not only cost 32 passengers their lives but will end up costing insurance companies over 1.1 billion dollars. When salvage teams begin lifting the wrecked Costa Concordia […]

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Romney Family Voted 10 – 2 Against Mitt Running For President In 2012

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Mitt Romney should have listened to his family and himself and spared the country his failed run for president in 2012. According to a new book by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Romney was one of 10 members of his family who voted against making a second White House bid, only two voted for the […]

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Ann Coulter Says “America Is Over” If Latinos Get Amnesty

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Ann Coulter continued her assault on Latino voters last night on Fox News Channel.  In a recent column, the controversial right-wing extremist wrote that Hispanics are lazy, poor and government dependent. Coulter went on the Sean Hannity Show and said that if Republicans back Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio’s immigration reform bill, the “GOP deserves to die.” Many Republicans […]

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Hitler Tea Kettle Now Available At JCPenny

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The new Michael Graves designed tea kettle at JCPenny is causing quite a stir – but not for it’s cool touch handle or it’s sleek design. A billboard on the 405 in Los Angeles that is advertising the little tea pot, is causing motorists to look twice due to it’s remarkable resemblance to Adolf Hitler. Social […]

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Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Her Sexuality

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 Zoe Saldana appears in this month’s Allure magazine saying that she even though she has dated men in the past, such as actor Bradley Cooper, she could find herself one day in a relationship with a woman. “[I might] end up with a woman raising my children,” Saldana tells Allure, adding, “that’s how androgynous I […]

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New Dubai Police Car Is A $450,000 Lamborghini

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You don’t even want to think about trying to out run the police on the streets of Dubai. Law enforcement officials unveiled their newest addition to their fleet of patrol cars today and let the world know they’re not messing around when it comes to chasing down criminals. Cops in Dubai will now be catching […]

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Jon Stewart Calls Out CNN Boss Jeff Zucker For His “Steady Spiral Downward”

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Jon Stewart slammed CNN and it’s new boss Jeff Zucker on last night’s “The Daily Show.” Zucker who has “failed up” his entire career; taking NBC from number one in prime time to number four, has made the one time cable news giant unwatchable in his first few months on the job. Zucker’s programming moves […]

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Aztec Two-Step Struts Their Stuff At The City Winery!

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On the first day of daylight savings, a pair of ’70s singer-songwriters turned back the clock a couple of decades for a delighted packed house at SoHo’s renowned City Winery. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman were the quintessential Greenwich Village/New York folk/rock duo of an era when acts like Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Joni […]

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Sean Hannity Destroyed On His Own Show By Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison

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Republican shill and GOP propaganda meister Sean Hannity got a verbal beatdown on his own show yesterday by Democratic congressman Keith Ellison. As Hannity began his partisan attack on the President, Ellison cut him off saying that the Fox News host was, “the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen.” It pretty much went […]

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Celtic Loss May Lead To Brooklyn Net Gains For All Star Game

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Nets guard Deron Williams and center Brooke Lopez are among the leading candidates to replace injured Rajon Rondo in the upcoming NBA All Star Game. The devastating loss of Boston Celtic All Star point guard Rajon Rondo due to a season-ending torn ACL injury could lead to All Star status for a pair of Brooklyn’s […]

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Bravo Poised To Dump Real Housewives of NYC?

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Is Bravo on course to divorce itself from some of The Real Housewives of New York City? The rumor mill indicates that none of the current cast members have been given a vote of confidence by network execs and each is nervous about getting dumped from the under-performing not-anything-close-to reality show. With past cast shakeups […]

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Ex Yankee Bust Carl Pavano, Blows Out His Spleen…Shoveling Snow!

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Pavano prepares to leave the field…again…during his hapless stint with the Yankees.One of the biggest Yankee free-agent signing disasters has continued his tradition of coming up with new and imaginative ways to keep off the field. Righthander Carl Pavano was paid a whopping $39.6 million to pitch a total of just 26 starts during his […]

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Chelsea Player Eden Hazard Kicks Ball Boy

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Fans of the British Premier League are expressing their outrage over Chelsea’s Eden Hazard kicking a 17 year old ball boy during the final minutes of their semi-final match against Swansea. The Football Association’s disciplinary body is set to open a fresh file on the English club Thursday after the talented winger was sent off […]

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Bradley Cooper Bringing His Mom As His Date To The Oscars

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The guy could probably have any girl in the world as his date for this year’s Academy Awards, but the man who People magazine has called the sexiest man alive is bringing his mom as his date. Bradley Cooper told E! News he had already promised his mother, Gloria Cooper, the Oscar’s plus-one spot if […]

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Insane Radio Host Alex Jones Goes Ballistic On Piers Morgan

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  Talk about giving a guy rope and letting him hang himself, Piers Morgan put the man who started the White House petition to deport him on CNN last night. Alex Jones came on Morgan’s show and showed the world what a psychopath looks and sounds like. Not really sure where to start with the […]

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