News flashes from the United States’ preeminent Sunday paper, August 21, 2005:
People with summer homes are reluctant to go back into the city come Monday.
Suburban teenagers hang out in parking lots and act rowdy.
It’s hard to find a nice, affordable apartment in the West Village.
People have fun rooting Read More
This morning’s New York Times provides the latest installment in the saga of reporter-cum-memoirist Alan Feuer: an Editors’ Note reports that the paper “asked its Baghdad bureau staff to recheck” an April 14, 2003 story by Feuer after Feuer claimed, in his book about war reporting, to have fudged facts in that piece. Read More
There are narrow-interest memoirs, and then there are very-narrow-interest memoirs. In June, Basic Books plans to release New York Times metro reporter Alan Feuer’s account of his brief career as a war correspondent, Over There: From the Bronx to Baghdad: Two Months in the Life of a Reluctant Reporter.
The two-month figure is misleading; Mr. Read More
Habits of mind can be tough to break. Judith Miller, for instance, can still cling to an assertion in the face of contrary evidence.
“Who bothers to read New York anymore?” Ms. Miller asked on Tuesday afternoon.
The day before, New York magazine had posted the contents of its latest issue on the Web. Read More
I recently attended my 20th reunion. Not my high-school or college reunion-my Rikers Island reunion. It wasn’t a conventional affair with a hospitality tent, skits and chapel service, and I was the only attendee. But it was moving nonetheless. I did a couple of years on Rikers in the late 70′s and early 80′s-not in Read More