A legal immigrant’s long road

I am one of the lucky ones. I get to live in the United States, a country my parents taught me to idealize for its education systems and freedoms. Still, I am terrified to cross the border.

The hands of time

When Midtown Plaza opened, Dale Clark’s Clock of the Nations represented the heady spirit of the times. Clark, who died in March at age 94, outlived Midtown, the nation’s first downtown indoor mall.

Janus v. AFSCME: What now?

The Janus decision concludes that requiring an agency fee that supports collective bargaining is compelled speech and a violation of the First Amendment. What now?

Rochester: STEM City, USA (and Arts too!)

While few would dispute the importance of creating and attracting STEM graduates, some argue that solely measuring STEM degrees represents an incomplete way to take the measure of the growth and vibrancy of a city.

The Private Practice Squeeze

Faced with rising costs and declining payments, a growing number of doctors in private practice are quitting the fight. Remaining private practitioners increasingly are driven by economics to form or join large group practices.

Mara Ahmed’s unwavering lens

In the wake of 9/11, the Pakistan-born activist filmmaker left a job in corporate finance to unflinchingly explore issues like racism, Islamophobia and geopolitical upheaval at a human level.

RIP, Obamacare

We stand watch at Obamacare’s bedside today, filled with uncertainty about the timing of its demise and what will follow. This is likely to be a bad death, filled with misery and leaving behind discord.