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Jim Holt

July 4, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Meltdown!

The day after the summer solstice, there was a full moon over New York. Yet this seemingly auspicious sign was preceded by a series of small disasters across the city.

June 27, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Let the Games Continue

With a pardonable sense of exasperation, New Yorkers did their best to follow a stadium–cum–Olympic-bid drama that had more false endings than a Mahler symphony.

June 20, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Hot and Humid

The week's unseasonable warmth made the air heavy with scents and odors that seemed to call forth primal emotions across the city.

June 13, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Secrets and Sighs

The disclosure of Deep Throat’s identity transfixed the city, and New Yorkers grappled with other revelations of a more local character.

June 6, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Oh, Wow

If the week had a moral, it might well have been that the best way of making a good impression is to maintain a demure silence.

May 30, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
I Love Nueva York

The city is inexhaustible. We have to believe that—as the mayor would say—porque somos nuyorquinos.

May 23, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
From High to Quite Low

It was a week crowded with culture, some of it elevated, some not.

May 16, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Pique Time

New Yorkers showed their peevish side, vexing over grievances both real and imagined.

May 9, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Show and Tell

Owing perhaps to the scent of blossoms in the air, it was a week that found the city in an unusually revealing mood.

May 2, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Say What?

In a week of memorable words—“Habemus papam,” intoned an old man in red; “One final one, and then I stop,” vowed a six-time Tour de France champion—some of the most momentous were uttered by New Yorkers.

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