A 64-year-old woman named JoAn Karkos from Maine stole a book from the Lewiston Public Library and now she won’t give it back because she’s afraid it would fall into the wrong hands if she did. The book is It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health, which, according to Publishers Read More
A bad weekend for Hillary Clinton just got a whole lot worse.
Along with her husband and her daughter, Clinton had campaigned aggressively in Maine, with an eye toward blunting the impact of Barack Obama’s expected Saturday night sweep of Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington and in an effort to avoid being shut out for the Read More
An on-the-ground source (a.k.a. my sister) at the only caucus site in Maine’s largest city reports that turnout is astronomically high, almost certain to shatter any previous record.
Caucus-goers began assembling outside Portland High School well before 2:00, when registration was to begin. Two separate lines on either side of the school snaked back at Read More
Four states will hold Democratic nominating contests this weekend. Overall, Barack Obama has the clear advantage in most of them, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign would dearly like to avoid a sweep—and has been working overtime to pull out a face-saving win in one state in particular.
Here’s what it looks like:
Louisiana primary: Read More
After Congress passed a set of weak lobbying reforms following the Jack Abramoff scandal, Senator John McCain said, “The good news is there will be more indictments, and we will be revisiting the issue.” Meanwhile, the best way to rein in the army of 34,000 lobbyists in Washington was urged by John Edwards and Dick Read More
When I met him at the Times Square offices of The New Yorker, Roger Angell—who’s just published a new book of autobiographical essays, Let Me Finish—seemed slightly out of place, though he’s been showing up for work at the magazine for 50 years. A spry and healthy 85, he may have looked the part, dressed Read More
I’ve never really warmed to Eleven Madison Park. There’s no doubt that this huge, elegant restaurant on the ground floor of the Met-Life Building is a jewel in owner Danny Meyer’s crown (the others being Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Tabla and the Modern). The formal room, with its soaring ceilings, marble floors and enormous Read More
I’ve never really warmed to Eleven Madison Park. There’s no doubt that this huge, elegant restaurant on the ground floor of the Met-Life Building is a jewel in owner Danny Meyer’s crown (the others being Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Tabla and the Modern). The formal room, with its soaring ceilings, marble floors and Read More
On the downtown streets of New York, in the hipster hangouts of Los Angeles and on college campuses in between, the young and style-conscious are affecting a look that until recently could not claim to be either. In the few years since Luke Wilson sported a full beard as an anachronistic oddball in ”The Royal Read More
Neil Welliver, the American artist who died last spring at the age of 75, was one hell of a painter, and if you want a surefire way of confirming it, go to the memorial exhibition mounted at Alexandre Gallery, take advantage of the bench in the main gallery, and take a good, hard gander at Read More