Posts byJoseph Bennett

“Naughty or Nice?”: The NYPD’s Treatment of SantaCon and the March of Millions

“Ho-Ho-Ho” chants, drunken frat boys, and hundreds of ‘Saint Nick’s’ roaming the streets of New York City. This is an accurate rundown of the yearly tradition dreaded by NYC residents known officially as “SantaCon,” which took place this past Saturday. SantaCon is a festivity where thousands dress up in Santa costumes to flood the New York

New York City’s “Rite of Passage” into Manhood

n American society, getting a driver’s license is much more symbolic than what is displayed on the three-and-a-half inch, laminated card.  Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for most teenage Americans.  A license provides freedom from parents, freedom to get a job, and the freedom to explore.  Even driving to a nearby

Is it worth it?: The MET’s Opera “The Death of Klinghoffer”

pproximately one year from now will be the 30th year since Leon Klinghoffer was killed in a terrorist attack.   Klinghoffer was a victim of the 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking, which was the subject matter of one the New York Metropolitan Opera’s more recent productions, “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The opera was based on