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Beauty through painter Jeremy Penn's eyes

JEREMY PENN ARCHIVES

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Artist Jeremy Penn was born in 1979 in New York City and studied Fine Art at both the University of Maryland and Pratt Institute. His works have been exhibited internationally and received honors from curators at museums such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2009, Penn was honored as the “Featured Artist” for New York City’s Freedom Week.

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Movie review: 'Pompeii' -- 3 stars

Milo (Kit Harington) and Atticus (Adewele Akinnouye-Agbaje) with

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Pompeii is one of the great underexplored subjects in cinematic history. There's rich dramatic potential in the stories of the civilization ended by Mt. Vesuvius' sudden, terrible eruption in 79 A.D. and they've been barely exploited save for several adaptations of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 19th century novel "The Last Days of Pompeii."

Paul W.S. Anderson, the auteur of trash like the "Resident...

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Movie review: '3 Days to Kill' -- 2.5 stars

Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld in '3 Days

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Luc Besson has made a cottage industry out of Eurotrash like "3 Days to Kill," an action-comedy-drama set in Paris that Besson co-wrote and produced.

The gold standard in Besson world, of course, is "Taken," which transformed Liam Neeson and his "set of skills" from a respectable serious actor into the 21st century's Charles Bronson. "3 Days to Kill" is no "Taken."

It's no "From Paris...

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O'Reilly: Mayor Bill de Blasio's ID plan will create second-class citizens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers

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Should New York City residents living here unlawfully receive official government-issued identity cards?

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced just such a proposal, and the debate is already hot and heavy. Under his plan, the IDs would be used to open bank accounts, sign apartment leases, file police reports and generally make life in the big city easier for people who technically aren't supposed...

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Somethings brewin'! Beer Week kicks off in NYC

Local breweries will be celebrated during New York

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From the outside, it doesn't look like much. But inside a generic warehouse in a strip of industrial businesses in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is something out of the ordinary. Behind that metal garage door is the first brewery to make beer in the Bronx in more than 50 years.

Shiny silver fermentation tanks, a grain sifter and a "hop-back" are just some of the beer-brewing tools...

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Nets land G Thornton in trade with Kings

Marcus Thornton plays with the Kings on December

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The Nets acquired Marcus Thornton from the Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans, the team announced yesterday.

Thornton, who is scheduled to make $8.6 million next season in the final year of his deal, is averaging career lows in points (8.3), field goal percentage (.381) and 3-point percentage (.318). Now in his fifth season, the 26-year-old guard averaged double-digit scoring...

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Figueroa-Levin: Minimum wage doesn't add up in NYC

Increasing the minimum wage to $9 in New

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One of the things I dislike about the debate over a higher minimum wage is when politicians say they know what it's like to have a minimum-wage job.

I had a minimum-wage job in high school. It was fun. I scooped ice cream part time and went home every week with enough money to buy fun stuff and do fun things.

But I don't know what it's like to live on a minimum-wage job. Why? Working...

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Editorial: Help Port Authority regain its integrity

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners hold a

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You have to start somewhere. Wednesday Port Authority Board Chairman David Samson apologized to the public on behalf of the agency for the "inconvenience caused to our travelers."

But wait. Inconvenience?

He was speaking about the massive four-day traffic jam inflicted last fall on drivers trying to reach the George Washington Bridge. Kids were stuck on school buses for hours. Ambulances...

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Kardashians to sell baby line for girls at Babies"R"Us

Sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe announced they will

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It's official: The Kardashians are having a baby line.

Sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé announced yesterday they will launch a collection for baby girls up to 24 months, exclusively at Babies"R"Us.

The line, called Kardashian Kids, will feature basics such as onesies and caps, as well as two-piece sets, jackets and dresses, with butterflies, stars and animal prints prevalent. The items...

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Justin Timberlake cancels MSG gig at eleventh hour over illness

Justin Timberlake

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An ailing Justin Timberlake had to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden less than three hours before he was supposed to take the stage last night.

Timberlake, who rescheduled the show for Friday, apologized on Twitter.

"There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday," Timberlake tweeted. "I am truly sorry to everyone that...

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