RAISHAD HARDNETT

New documentary opens dialogue on identity

“Do you think America is really a melting pot — or a salad?”When a teenaged boy asked director Linda Knowlton this thought-provoking question in response to a screening of her new documentary, “Some­where Between,” at this year’s Sundance Film Forward Festival, the filmmaker’s interest peaked; the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:34 AM

Wriggle yourself free of the ‘undeclared’ major

For a prospective college student, the idea of selecting a future can lead to months of confusion, indecision or worse: the dreaded "undeclared" major. This tug-of-war match between money, pleasure and skill is a common problem for newly admitted college students. At New York University, up to 20...

Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:56 PM

Want a meaningful college experience? Join the club!

Grades, grades, grades. That can't be all college is about -- can it? University professionals suggest that academic growth is only one of the many types of student development in college. Still, for the typical college freshman who first stumbles on to campus and sets his eyes upon the hundreds of...

Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:50 PM

Appealing new fitness apps

Not even the fitness industry is exempt from the explosion of mobile technology. Whether you're one of the thousands preparing for the annual New York City Marathon or just looking for an interactive way to stay healthy, these new fitness apps could be the difference between looking robust and just...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 8:49 PM

Jennifer Hudson sings new ‘Lullaby’

When many people think of Jennifer Hudson's singing style, they think of a thunderous, room-shaking tone. But now, with her new Pampers-inspired adaptation of the classic "Lullaby and Goodnight," the multi-talented performer shows a gentler, sweeter side. We caught up with Hudson last week to...

Monday, July 2, 2012, 9:38 PM

Anthony Bourdain gives new meaning to ‘Get Jiro!’

World-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain has done it all, from writing New York Times bestselling novels to appearing on Bravo's "Top Chef" -- so hey, why not a graphic novel? We caught up with him this week in New York to discuss "Get Jiro!," the tale of an old-school Japanese cook who chops the head...

Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:02 AM

Antidepressant users confront long-term questions about meds

When it comes to antidepressants, whatever the personal reason, many experts agree that medication is not the be-all and end-all.Now that millions of '80s and '90s babies are coming of age, for the first time in history the guinea pigs of antidepressants are piecing together the long-term effects...

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

This is not a joke: Dad says dead baby came back alive, died again

When two-year-old Kelvin Santos, who had been pronounced dead a day earlier, bolted up from his casket just hours before his funeral, everyone screamed in horror.The local state department confirmed today that on Friday, June 1, Kelvin stopped breathing in Brazil's Aberlardo Santos Hospital after...

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:57 PM