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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: ...

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CHEF MICHAEL LOMONACO’S RECIPES FOR CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

 

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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