Sarah P. Reynolds

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Excuse Me, Could You Touch That Person Next to You?

Friday, August 08, 2014

We’re used to guarding our personal space: you have yours, don’t edge into mine. But when one photographer asked strangers to get up close and touch each other, the results were evocative and confusing.

Slideshow: Touching Strangers

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Beauty, Truth, Math, Art

Friday, February 03, 2012

Last month, thousands of mathematicians attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston — the largest annual gathering of its kind. In addition to presentations on phylogenetic algebraic geometry and trace formulas, the conference featured an art exhibition, with 80 artists presenting ....

Video: Mathematical Art

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Ron Paul Could Actually Win - Here's How

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ron Paul won the Republican Party's straw poll in September in California with a whopping 44.9 percent, but since then it's been a bit downhill for the Libertarian. His supporters couldn't love him any harder if they tried, but he's going to need more of them in order to win.


Debt Committee Dems Propose First Plan for Cuts

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Democrats on the the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, gave their first proposal to the committee Republicans on Wednesday. The committee is charged with reducing the nation's debt by cutting $1.2 trillion.

Congressional officials, speaking to the Associated Press said the proposed ...


Frank Rich on Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and Class Warfare

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let's call a spade a spade here. We do have a class war. It involves the right and the left. It involves...a large group of Americans who feel disenfranchised, dissed, getting the short end of the stick and the only question, it seems to me, between the right and left is who they blame for it.

Frank Rich, New York Magazine columnist, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Herman Cain's Bizarre 'Smoking' Campaign Ad Spawns Parodies

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Republican presidential contender and (sometime frontrunner), Herman Cain is out with a new ad that features his campaign chief of staff, Mark Block raving about the campaign while taking a drag on a cigarette. The bizzare ad has gone viral, and has even spawned a few parodies - notably one in which Cain "Chief of Staff, Jay Smooth' is charged with "keep Herman Cain in the news for another three, four months" so he can get a gig on cable TV.

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Participatory Budgeting Comes to New York

Friday, October 21, 2011

This really sounds like a great idea in principle but in my experience in these so-called community projects is, usually better educated, more fluent, better organized people who in effect, take these things over. I would like to know if you're going to do anything to ensure that people who are less privileged and less well connected and less well organized are really brought into this process.

—  John from the Bronx, a caller on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Kristof on Inequality and What To Do About It

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is not just an issue of fairness, it's also an issue of economic inefficiency. When you reach the kind of levels that we have now then it becomes an impediment to growth.

—  Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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20 Years Later: Anita Hill and the Justice Thomas Confirmation Hearings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm a journalist. I'm a reporter. I cover the court. This was my story. I thought it was a credible story but you know, you saw what I saw and I don't think we actually have proof positive. Lots of people have their opinions, but I don't think it's in my interest to actually resolve this based on an opinion as opposed to fact.

Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs correspondent, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Explainer: Herman Cain's 999 Tax Plan - Is it Really That Simple?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Herman Cain has been getting a lot of attention lately, not least for his "9-9-9" tax plan. (Not "6-6-6", as Bachmann has devilishly suggested.) He explains the plan on his website with short, sharp bullet points, but most of the fine print is still a mystery.

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N.H. Secretary of State Threatens to Move Primary to 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Political campaigners might get a break around the New Year, after all. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, New Hampshire's Secretary of State Bill Gardner threatened to hold the state’s key early primary in December.

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GOP Candidates Debate Economy, 999 (and 666) in New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So much of the debate was about the 9-9-9 plan. It wasn't about how Romney wants to fix the economy. It wasn't about what President Obama has failed to do. It was about whether 9-9-9 would work and whether it's a good idea. And so Herman Cain is really influencing the debate.

—  Anna Sale, It's a Free Country's political reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Occupy Wall Street and the Real Numbers of Income Inequality

Friday, October 07, 2011

We have more of a culture of equality in this country. We don't have nobility from the past, we have a belief that you can rise, but inequality has gotten so big in this country that the rungs on the ladder are further apart than they used to be and further apart than they are in other countries and so it's harder to jump from one rung to another than it used to be.

—  David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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A Memorial on Roosevelt Island 40 Years in the Making

Monday, September 12, 2011


Construction of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island has been going on for just several months — but the designs for the structure are nearly 40 years old. 

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'Drive to 25': Democrats Target GOP Seats to Win Back the House

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The Democrats have been been on the offensive since the 2010 midterm when they sustained huge losses to Republicans, ceding 63 seats and the House majority. To return from minority status and retake the House, the Dems need a big surge, something the Democratic Congressional Campaign calls the "Drive to 25."


Niche Market | Hats

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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City Budget Progresses with Help from Teachers Union

Monday, June 27, 2011

We really have a disastrous fiscal years in the out years, a $5 billion budget gap in 2013 and the reality that Albany and Washington are stepping away and are going to continue cutting their contributions to the city so even tougher choices lay ahead. We dodged the bullet this time.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Is the Global War on Drugs a Failure?

Monday, June 27, 2011

What the world needs at this moment, and the U.S., is to look at the problem of consumption of drugs as a sickness, as a problem of health, but not as a criminal's not using enough money on information and prevention and the problem of using marijuana is totally out of's time that the U.S. at least look at Europe that has been handling this in a much more intelligent way. They use the word harm, less harm for society, and I really think that is a much better approach.

— César Gaviria, former president of Colombia and a commissioner on the Global Commission on Drug Policy, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Bachmann Announces Her Run for President

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talked up her home-field advantage as she officially announced her run for presidency this morning in Iowa. Bachmann lived in Iowa (a state she's hoping to win) until she was twelve and then moved to Minnesota where she became the state's first Republican woman elected to Congress in 2006. She told the crowd in Waterloo, her birthplace: “I often say that everything I need to know I learned in Iowa" and “It’s these Iowa roots and my faith in God that guide me today.”


What's Left on the Supreme Court's Docket and Why it Matters

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Supreme Court's term ends in mere weeks and there are still a few hot potatoes on their plates, from privacy issues to freedom of speech to limiting the size of classes in a class action lawsuit. These are cases that have a potential for big impact, depending on how the judges come down.

We put our heads together with legal analyst and It's a Free Country blogger Jami Floyd to break down a few of these remaining cases and explain what impact they may have.