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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Find out how more than 40 million diverse Latinos may have been unfairly lumped into a single homogeneous market by pollsters, marketers, and policymakers. Also: a look at Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” now on Broadway. Then we celebrate 25 years of the Harper’s Index. Plus: how can theater be relevant to big issues in the real world?

We want your recipes for holiday punches and nogs! On Mon. Dec. 29, we're hosting a punch and nog recipe swap. Check it out!

....Also: Leonard is now on Facebook!

Latino Spin

Find out how pollsters, marketers, and policymakers may have unfairly corralled more than forty million diverse Latinos into a single homogeneous market. Arlene Davila is author of Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race.

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Irving Berlin’s ”White Christmas: The Musical”

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical” tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Kerry O’Malley and Stephen Bogardus co-star. It’s at the Marquis Theatre (211 W. 45th St.) through Jan. ...


Harper’s Index: 25th Anniversary

2009 marks the twenty-fifth year of the Harper's Index, which first appeared in the March 1984 issue. To celebrate, Harper’s magazine has published a 3-page Index in the January issue. Excerpts include:

Date on which Bush said of Osama bin Laden, "I ...


Theater for the Real World

How can theater be relevant to big issues in the real world? John Walter is director of a new documentary, "Theater of War,' which features playwright Tony Kushner and and the Public Theater’s Oskar Eustis as two of its subjects. It opens Dec. 24 at Film ...


Leonard’s Christmas Gospel Playlist - 2008


1. No Room at the Hotel (The Chosen Gospel Singers)
Album: The Lifeboat

2. Christ Is Born (Marion Williams and Alex Bradford)
Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

3. Go Tell It on the Mountain (Mahalia Jackson)
Album: ...




Banana-Mango Smoothie



½ cup nonfat yogurt
½ cup nonfat milk
1 small banana, discard peel
1 cup fresh mango, skin and pit discarded
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups ice cubes

• Combine yogurt, milk, banana, mango ...


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