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Super Bowl 50 Still Resonates

By Alexa Ellis, June 6, 2016 Hot wings served with blue cheese, lasagna, salad, dressing and barrels of Blue Moon beer. The usual for my home and only on the nationally revered holiday known as Super Bowl Sunday. This year’s…

Commencement Remarks by First Lady at City College

  Transcript sent to the WORD editor by White House Press Office City College of New York, New York, New York, 12:19 p.m. EDT, June 4 MRS. OBAMA: Wow! (Applause.) Let me just take it in. First of all, it is beyond a pleasure…

Kadia Goba Reviews THE WITNESS

  Synopsis In the middle of the night March 13, 1964 in Kew Gardens, Queens, Kitty Genovese was stabbed and killed in the neighboring parking lot of the apartment building where she resided. Despite several cries for help, she is…

Will They Walk in the Fall? If So, What Happens to Students?

By Kara Paternoster,  May 30, 2016 The Professional Staff Congress, the union representing more than 25,000 CUNY faculty and staff, has received authorization from its members to call a strike. “After more than six years without a raise and five years…

BEING CHARLIE Film Review

By Julia Beach Press Notes: Three decades ago Rob Reiner catapulted to the forefront of American filmmakers with two back-to-back films about youth and, with his latest he focuses once again on the trials and tribulations of the American teenager.…

This WORD Writer Supports Obama’s Supreme Court Appointment

The White House Press Office sent the WORD editor a transcript of President Obama’s March 17 conference calls with stakeholders about his appointment of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court and WORD writers were asked to opine.…

BALCONY: Tribeca Film Festival Review

By Gregg Morris “I wanted to tell a story that captures the daily injustices, individual and institutional, in an environment like the estate I grew up on, a place that struggled with racial tension and simmering rumors.” – Director Toby…

Remarks by President Obama to College Reporters

Edited by Gregg Morris From White House Press Office, Thursday, April 28, 7:13 p.m. James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, 3:53 p.m. EDT Transcript sent to Gregg Morris The President I hear there’s some hotshot journalists here. Josh was speaking for me,…

CURVE, Tribeca Film Festival Review

Uh oh! Director Tim Egan’s superbly nightmarish 11-minute cinematic nouvella resonated on all those levels where fear and panic can reign. In my gut. In my mind. In my soul. She’s inches away from certain death. How the hell did…