Anita Abedian

Anita Abedian

I'm a journalist.

Reporter. Producer. Filmmaker. "In America, the President reigns for four years. And Journalism governs forever and ever." - Oscar Wilde

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The Uptowner

Reality Television Tunes Into Harlem

Several new cable shows give viewers a glimpse of Harlem life.

The Uptowner

Missing Washington Heights Teen Returns Safely

After a two-day disappearance, a 15-year-old girl comes home.

The American lawyer

At Sidley Austin, A Pro Bono Project Involves Hundreds

The firm's Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise program involves 80 pro bono projects 285 Sidley lawyers and 25 countries.

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The Village Voice

Anita Abedian | New York News, Food, Culture and Events | Village Voice

Village Voice is your guide to news, music, movies, culture, restaurants and events in New York....

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The Village Voice

The Sleepless Nights of Laura Poitras: The Snowden Collaborator and Award Winner on Her Return to New York

Laura Poitras is famously private. She's been called shy; she's known to keep a low profile. Rolling Stone went so far as to deem Edward Snowden's chosen collaborator "intensely paranoid," although that may have had something to do with the fact that she declined the magazine's interview request. But anyone......

The Village Voice

Gang Takedown of New York Part Two: Bigger and Badder!

Just as the remaining open cases come to a close on “the largest gang bust in New York City history,” federal authorities have announced another “largest gang bust in New York City’s history.” That time it was in West Harlem, on June 4, 2014, when 103 young men were taken......

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The Village Voice

Can't Go Home for Holiday Break? Prove It, Demands 'Demeaning' Barnard College

Barnard College says it wants to attract more students from disadvantaged backgrounds — people from communities of color, low-income families, and developing countries. They promise to support these students to ensure they thrive at the elite women's college affiliated with Columbia University. But increasingly, some of these students face a......

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The Village Voice

New Yorkers Hold Orlando Vigil at Stonewall Inn: 'It's Time to Fight the Hate With Love'

The outpouring of grief in Orlando came to New York on Monday night. Thousands of New Yorkers gathered in front of the historic Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest in the nation’s history......

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The Village Voice

From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art

On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to......

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The Village Voice

Meet the City Worker Who Fights Inequality With a Tape Measure

On a recent July day, Ted Finkelstein stands outside a Mexican restaurant on the Upper West Side with a tape measure and slope measuring tool in hand. The restaurant has a ramp, but it’s at so steep an angle, a manual wheelchair user would have trouble making it up the......

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The Village Voice

How Marcia Resnick Used Her Camera to Tame a Generation of New York City ‘Bad Boys’

You'd be forgiven, on this drizzly autumn night at the Howl! Happening gallery, for thinking you've stepped into CBGBs or Andy Warhol's Factory circa 1978. Punks, as it turns out, still smell like wet leather when it rains, and it's this scent that fills the spacious East Village gallery and......

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The Village Voice

How Do Theaters Plan to Handle Security for the 'Star Wars' Opening Weekend?

When a Village Voice film critic attended a recent press screening of the Will Ferrell–Mark Wahlberg buddy comedy Daddy's Home at the Regal E-Walk theater in Times Square, he was asked to open his bag so it could be checked. The attendant was looking not just for the usual innocuous stuff......

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The Village Voice

New York City's Private Garbage Collectors Are Treated Like Trash

If you were shopping at A&M Discount market in Staten Island last fall, the waste produced at the store where you bought your milk, eggs, and cat food may have contributed to Sidney Marthone losing part of his middle finger when he picked up the garbage the morning of November......

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The New York Times

Cash Drops and Keystrokes: The Dark Reality of Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Games

A 2006 federal law intended to make it more difficult to gamble on the Internet has, by almost any measure, been a spectacular failure....