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It Happened Last Week Archive

February 21, 2005
Clothes and Skin

It was a week of high frivolity, as the city gave itself over to ogling frocks (and the preternaturally beautiful models who wore them), erecting enormous artworks, and arguing about porn.

February 14, 2005
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
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
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
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 3, 2005
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 13, 2004
Fat City

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

December 6, 2004
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
Bated Breath

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

November 22, 2004
Cultural Capitalism

New York ceased its vain lamentations over the election and returned to the important business of being the nation’s cultural capital.