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Jim Holt

February 14, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Filled With Regrets

By week’s end, New Yorkers were more than willing to heed the sage’s advice to those consumed by regret: Do all you can to mitigate the harm caused by your behavior, and resolve not to be so foolish again.

February 7, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Fire and Ice

Although the iniquitous were mostly out of town New York was hit by blows of fire and ice that felt like divine retribution.

January 17, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
When Worlds Collide

Epic suffering elsewhere in the world made the misfortunes of New Yorkers seem merely farcical by contrast, but they were real enough to those who experienced them.

January 24, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Ready to Rumble

While the rest of the nation gave itself over to other preoccupations, the city insouciantly carried on with the ordinary business of life.

January 10, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
The Big Chill

With Christmas and Hanukkah but a distant memory, the seven days of Kwanzaa finally over, the last Nutcracker performed, and the revelry of New Year’s Eve concluded, New York could no longer ignore the words of the poet: Winter is iccumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm!

January 3, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Seasonal Migrations

Having somehow endured another Christmas, New York entered the cheerful but slightly crapulous run-up to New Year’s Eve determined not to let the hard mask of amusement slip.

December 20, 2004 | Year In Review
It Happened This Year: Introduction

New York spent much of 2004 imagining that it was becoming more like the rest of the United States, only to realize late in the year that it was still rather different in a crucial respect or two.

December 13, 2004 | It Happened Last Week
Fat City

As the holiday season officially commenced, New York noticed with some consternation that it had already gained five pounds.

December 6, 2004 | It Happened Last Week
Home Over the Holidays

The city’s nerve endings were a-tingle as it entered the mad whirl of gaiety that commences with Thanksgiving and ends in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.

November 29, 2004 | It Happened Last Week
Bated Breath

A TV celebrity was married, a great museum reopened, and a giant electronic snowflake was installed over midtown.

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