July 15, 2002 Issue
"There are a lot of people who believe they own the history, the mythology of Harlem. But I have to tell the stories that intrigue me."
-- George C. Wolfe, "Showtime -- Again -- at the Apollo"
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Life and Debt
BY MELANIE THERNSTROM
Maxed out your credit line even though you bring home a paycheck that would allow you to live perfectly comfortably anywhere but here? Spending too much is a New Yorker's characteristic affliction. But the solution isn't always a new accountant or a new job or, God help us, a new credit card. Therapists are now treating overspending as a disorder with a dynamic all its own. And the symptoms are painfully familiar.
Showtime -- Again -- at the Apollo
Down and Out
The Bottom Line
BY RIMA SUQI
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