October 2014

Welcome to New York

With the release of her new album “1989” and single “Welcome to New York,” Taylor Swift has crossed over from being a poster girl for Nashville to being a welcome ambassador for New York City. Many in New York are calling this a questionable choice, as T.S. is a newcomer. In Swift’s defense, that’s kind of what …

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My beach table at Anzio

Zadie Smith on Finding Your Beach

When you sit down to write on a cool and bright Sunday morning, you hope that you will find an essay like this one from Zadie Smith, which appears in the upcoming issue of the New York Review of Books.

Dog Day Documentary

http://youtu.be/Jffac-2dJ44 Dog Day Afternoon is one of the coolest, rawest films I’ve ever seen. In it, Al Pacino gives such a heartfelt performance as John Wojtowicz, the man who masterminded – and botched – the robbery of a Brooklyn bank in August 1972. Now there’s a documentary about the life of Wojtowicz called “The Dog” and …

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