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Kurt Andersen

February 21, 2005 | The Imperial City
When Good News Feels Bad

After Iraq’s vote, New York liberals are in a serious moral-ideological-emotional bind. And the only way out is to root for Bush’s victory.

January 24, 2005 | The Imperial City
Ovitz and Eisner: A Kids’ Story

At the mean make-believe world of Disney, Michael Ovitz’s power was make-believe, too. (Like when he tried to hire me.)

December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
The Little Abandoned Train Line That Could, Did.

In the midst of all the corporate redevelopment projects, the High Line crossed the dream-to-reality threshold—and became the most exciting one of all.

November 22, 2004 | The Imperial City
People Like Us

As a political matter, New York City is tolerant and diverse the way Fox News is fair and balanced.

March 15, 2004 | Feature
The Friends of Martha Stewart

The Martha Stewart trial was all about the gradations and perquisites and obligations of New York friendship—and what happens when those bonds are tested. The diva’s downfall as nineteenth-century novel.