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I love New York, but the corporate pornography of Times Square leaves me flaccid

After attending the Netroots Nation conference in Providence, I spent $23, and took the Megabus to New York. (I’d wanted to take the train, but I couldn’t justify spending the additional $90.) I met up with Linette and the kids there, and we took over the Brooklyn apartment of Linette’s brother, Neal, forcing him to […]

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Miley, bongs, and Frosted Flakes

I just saw the Miley Cyrus bong video that everyone’s been talking about, and I’ve got a question. Did anyone else think the Frosted Flakes box seemed a little too perfect? Maybe it’s just me, but I was struck by the lighting, the angle, and the position of the box in the frame. I’m not […]

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Jane Jacobs: Genius of Common Sense

I just noticed in the New York Time Review of Books that there’s a new children’s book out about one of our favorite women, Jane Jacobs, the author of the brilliant 1961 book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The book, recommended for readers between the ages of nine and twelve, is called […]

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