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Christopher Bonanos

March 15, 2010 | Topic
The Big Shake

New York hasn’t had a big earthquake in 126 years, and history suggests that we’re likely to have one every century or two. That said, we’re in little danger of a Chile-level megaquake—but it’s also true that the city’s buildings are vulnerable during even a moderate temblor.

March 8, 2010 | Topic
The “I Saw My Own Obituary” Society

There's a surprisingly large club of living celebrities who have read about their own deaths.

December 21, 2009 | Reasons to Love New York 2009
26. Because the Cooper Union Has Been Free for 150 Years and Counting

A hundred and fifty years ago, newly rich men were not in the habit of giving away their money.

December 21, 2009 | Reasons to Love New York 2009
43. Because We Keep Digging

Construction for the Second Avenue subway line continues.

April 19, 2010 | Intelligencer

Why tax soda that we already subsidize?

October 26, 2009
Anatomy of a Circumcision

What, precisely, does the procedure entail?

October 26, 2009
What Can Go Wrong?

Circumcision is, by and large, one of the safest surgical procedures one can perform on a human.

October 26, 2009
What About Cancer and AIDS?

One of the trump cards in the pro-­circumcision argument has been this: Men who are circumcised rarely get penile cancer and have a markedly lower incidence of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

October 26, 2009
Doctor vs. Mohel

How to choose wisely, and find the best possible practitioner in either case.

October 26, 2009 | Feature
Drawn to New York

A recovered treasure of punctilious joy.

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