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As you’ve probably heard by now, February 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. Where was their first stop? Queens, of course! That is why we propose a new, two-...

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Batman: Year One (1987) Written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli This wonderful exploration of one of the great origin myths of comics is Frank Miller at his best. Batman is...

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The week of January 7 marked the start of a new season of a certain popular television series about a federal marshal and the colorful criminal underworld in the rural county he calls home. While...

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Gene Krupa Birthday
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January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...

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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library,
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The tradition of the Christmas tree was already well-established in the United States by the end of the 19th Century. Although the first national Christmas tree wasn’t set up until 1913, (...

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