Something has been missing from the New York night-and when I found out, I felt responsible.
I should have been more attentive. I should have gotten up earlier. I let my guard down. I let the city down. I felt that I-literally-let the lights go out for at least a year without taking action. But Read More
The invitations had arrived the day before with much fanfare: A 21-year-old Mormon knocked on my condo door and gingerly handed me two large white envelopes. God knows how I would have gotten the things if I hadn’t been home watching cartoons. From the precious, reverent way that he passed them to me, it was Read More
They were driving across the East Side, deep in conversation
as they inched their way to the 66th Street transverse. The sun roof was open,
but my husband and his partner were talking business, and they weren’t paying
much attention. Then they heard the hoots coming from above.
“Nice car!” “Cool!” “All right!” It Read More
So I get a call from a producer on the Today show who wanted to know if I was willing to be interviewed for a segment they were doing on Seinfeld mania, Jerry hysteria, in the run-up to the final episode. I was, needless to say, supposed to be the Dissenting Voice, a role I’m Read More
I’m not saying this new crusade of mine is as critically urgent to the intellectual life of the city as last year’s noble but doomed effort to rescue Books & Company from eviction by the Whitney Museum of Small-Time Real Estate Hustlers. (The Whitney, by the way, for all their grand master-planning-you know, the super-impressive Read More