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Meet the Neighbors: These Neighborhood Stewards Explain the Places They Call Home

THE NEIGHBORHOOD OPTIONS IN HOUSTON—huge, sprawling, diverse Houston—are seemingly endless. Choosing which part of town suits you best is a challenge, equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Maybe you’d do anything to avoid a hefty commute to your office in the Galleria. Maybe you’re all about the quality of your kid’s school. Maybe you want walkable […]

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Introducing KHOLE – Korean Insult Punk

By Roxanna Asgarian June 6, 2014 on Brooklyn Based Kheedim Oh is a DJ and maker of Mama O’s Premium Kimchi, an artisanal brand of the Korean delicacy inspired by his mother’s recipe. Oh’s kimchi business is booming, with New York and New Jersey locations of Whole Foods selling the product, as well as retailers in […]

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Oakland Librarian Documents Notes Found in Library Books

By Roxanna Asgarian on January 10, 2014 in Library Journal Images Courtesy Oakland Public Library. Of the items librarian Sharon McKellar has found over her years at the Oakland Public Library, CA, she stumbled across one of her favorites pretty recently. It’s a film photograph, dated 3-26-98, of a chicken. “Gender’s class to Tilden,” someone has scribbled on the […]

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The View from the Street

First published in The Local blog of the New York Times May 26, 2011 and a longer version appeared on Changing NYC, a website of the New York City News Service. Most nights, you can find Gilbert Kelly sweeping the sidewalks of Grand Avenue on the block between Putnam and Gates. As he sweeps, he […]

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Beating Around the Bush

ROXANNA ASGARIAN wanted a relaxing experience. Instead, she received a massage with no happy ending. By Roxanna Asgarian Published Wednesday, February 16,2011 in New York Press I WAS HAVING A hell of a week. The muscles of my body had been gripping my insides even as I slept, so I decide to splurge and get […]

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