- September 5, 2011 |
Timing was everything.
- December 22, 2008 |
- 56. Because New York Has Become a World Capital of Philosophy
Philosophy would seem little suited to New York. It promises to yield only enlightenment, which can’t be traded on Wall Street or Twittered from Williamsburg.
- July 17, 2006 | Feature
- Read and Approved: Eclectic Beach Fare
Still looking for a summer book that isn’t 100 percent trashy? Perhaps even one that’s 100 percent non-trashy (say, on Spinoza)? Here are five new(ish) titles that we’re particularly enthused about.
- November 21, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Semisweetened Victory
Democratic Party leaders absorbed the important lesson that, in a political campaign, money trumps salsa.
- November 14, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Royal Messes
Thankfully the week provided a few nonpartisan, non-apocalyptic distractions, at least for those New Yorkers not fretting about their star rating in the Michelin guide.
- November 7, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Tears and Leaks
Despite a peculiar—but pleasant—“maple syrup” smell that enveloped lower Manhattan, the city’s attention remained fixated on leaks, reversals, and disclosures.
- October 31, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Grandmother Courage
In a relatively uneventful autumn week, there were subtle yet disquieting signs of New York’s continuing suburbanization.
- October 24, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Verbal Downpour
In a gray, sodden week, one that pushed New York toward a new record for October rainfall, the city echoed with strange linguistic innovations.
- October 17, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Hopes and Fears
Reflections on righteousness occupied the thoughts of many New Yorkers, Jew and gentile alike, as they strove to sort out complicated feelings about various public figures.
- October 10, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
- Hello, Dalai
Freddy Ferrer told churchgoers that “God is on my side,” an endorsement that, added to those of David Dinkins and Dennis Rivera, made for a powerful Trinity indeed.