On June 6, the baby-boomer battles between left and right at a hallowed Long Island intersection collided with an outpour of younger people calling to end police brutality and systemic inequality. Over 250 peaceful protesters co-opted this battleground for a three-hour Black Lives Matter protest and unknowingly threw tradition by the wayside when nearly 100 of them crossed North Country Road — No Man’s Land — infiltrating the land held by the Patriots for nearly two decades.
The coronavirus swept the country, forcing me and almost everyone everywhere into quarantine – with shelter-at-home orders, remote learning for kindergarten-through-college classes and entire industries and small businesses shut down. I’m a creature of habit, but I’m adapting. Still, this change is different – scary, even – with health risks, uncertainty, rising death tolls and limited social contact with the outside world.
But life in lockdown has had one silver lining for the Taku family. It has forced my family – all six of us – to eat dinner together at the dining room table almost every night.
Waugh, a Stony Brook University art professor, is the mind behind “#Shucked.” In combinations of organic and inorganic pieces — rocks, shells and pine needles mixed with bottle caps, sand and duct tape — Waugh expresses human influence on nature.
Troma Entertainment, for the uninitiated, is the longest-running independent film studio in the United States and home to the most ridiculous low-budget films ever made. If you’ve ever been to a midnight screening, stumbled upon an esoteric public access television show or even ventured over to the “weird” side of YouTube, then you’re only about halfway there.
The question here is whether or not the Confucius Institutes actively pollute the free exchange of ideas at major American universities.
International tournaments feature the most skilled Go players facing off in intense contests of strategy. Regional Go organizations host local tournaments and hyperlocal clubs, like Stony Brook University’s Go Club, that attract fans seeking to play the game in a comfortable setting.
The “OPEN” sign shines brightly outside Aaron’s Barber Shop located in St. James on Long Island, NY. “Hair designers for men & boys.”
“We are now on the brink and the only option left is civil disobedience — to disrupt business as usual, so that decision makers HAVE to take notice.”