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Poor Nina Totenberg. Her name has been attached to the most widely, albeit politely, spammed email ever about the NEA, NPR and PBS.

Revelations in May

He swallowed twice hard and looked at me like he might just flat himself all over the beer-nuts.

Lentil Soup: Van Gogh’s Table

“First coffee and black bread, then just black bread, then plain water, then fever, exhaustion and delirium.”

Sunset Park: The Next Times Square?

All is quiet on 2nd Avenue in Sunset Park except for the sounds of drifting traffic. Barely a sign of humanity exists amidst the industrial sprawl, and the rare pedestrian is quick-footed in passing.

The Battle for Borough Hall

The office of Borough President is the brass ring of Brooklyn politics, the top of the borough’s political food chain.

Siberia Bar: Exiled in Times Square

For the past five years, writers, critics and commentators have bemoaned the transformation of Times Square, claiming it represents the loss of an essential part of Manhattan’s soul.

Power Politics: The Protests Continue

Williamsburg and Greenpoint have again been targeted as ideal communities for power plants.

Jacking the Hudson River: Welch’s Last Stand

As the new Christine Todd Whitman-controlled E.P.A. struggles to establish its environmentalist credentials, the nations richest corporation, General Electric, is waging an all-out war over the E.P.A.’s proposal to hold GE fiscally responsible for dredging a 40-mile segment of the Hudson River contaminated by PCBs.

Against the Giuliani Legacy

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the Establishment, which abuses the term by applying it not to expressions of its own morality, but to those of another.


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