Monthly Archives: January 2017

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be 780 Third Avenue

As Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee were boycotting scheduled votes, stalling the confirmation of two #SwampCabinet aspirants, Steven Mnuchin for Treasury, and Tom Price for Health and Human Services, a crowd of a few hundred demonstrators gathered in falling snow on … Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Moore 1936-2017

Mary Tyler Moore, the pioneering and iconic actress, who “turned the world on with her smile,” died today in Greenwich, CT. She was 80. Moore’s eponymous series (for which she won her three of her six Emmys) was must-see TV in my … Continue reading

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Women’s March on NYC: I Had All My Sisters With Me

Brothers too (the march, like NOW,  for women/women’s rights, but not exclusively of women), and wonderfully, lots of nieces and nephews. Spitting distance from Trump Tower, the march ended, everyone routed east or west on 55th Street. A young guy (who had been inventing chants, … Continue reading

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Wayne Barrett 1945-2017

Wayne Barrett, a vitally important New York investigative journalist, who, for nearly four decades at the Village Voice, tenaciously uncovered the truth about politicians and business leaders, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 71. Barrett covered five mayors, from Abe Beame to Michael … Continue reading

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Cookie Puss on the 6

A young couple with large duffle-style backpacks and two bundled dogs entered the train at 23rd Street. It said “service dog” on small patches on Athena and Bobo’s coats and Pabst Blue Ribbon on the can in the woman’s non-leash hand. (Chris said … Continue reading

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The Greatest Story Ever, Retold

Divided into five parts, based on passages in the Bible, writer-director Eugène Green’s new film, “Son of Joseph” (2016), like his earlier work, uniquely combines the transcendent and the comic. Green, an American ex-pat, longtime resident of France says, “This association … Continue reading

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Nat Hentoff 1925-2017

Nat Hentoff who had a long, twinned career writing passionately (and influentially) about jazz and civil liberties died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. In David L. Lewis’s documentary portrait of Nat, “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step” (2013), Nat said, … Continue reading

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