While we’re not in the business of coaching crooks on how to become smarter criminals, it would seem obvious that if you offered a cop a bribe—as a shoplifter who got arrested at Barneys, 660 Madison Avenue, did on Nov. 13—and he doesn’t go for it immediately, you’d best withdraw the offer.
The reason Read More
So where’s Bill Weld on same-sex marriage again?
Andrew Kirtzman tried very hard to find out in an interview that aired yesterday. The attempt was endless, kind of comic, and ultimately unsuccessful.
Bear with him here…:
KIRTZMAN: Well, what is your position on gay marriage? You supported it enthusiastically…
Mr. WELD: No, I… Read More
William F. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, was winding up an eight-month business trip to Louisville, Ky., when he leaped into New York’s political fray last summer. For months, Mr. Weld had flirted with the idea of a 2006 gubernatorial run, and by Aug. 18 he’d made up his mind. He spoke with The Read More
One branch of the electronic-music family tree—though a solid limb, more than a decade old—has never been fitted with an acceptable name. Entranced by a mingling of dance-oriented rhythms and experimental, ambient impulses, listeners called it “intelligent dance music”—I.D.M. for short. But they always used the term sheepishly: It was snobby, and the tunes it Read More
New Yorkers might be forgiven for thinking that Catholicism long ago became a prerequisite for our state’s highest office. We haven’t elected a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant as Governor since Nelson A. Rockefeller, who left office in 1973, or a Jew since Hebert Lehman, who ended his term in 1942. The last four Governors—Malcolm Wilson, Hugh Read More
Urban living presents many dilemmas, and one of them—perhaps not quite the most acute, but significant nonetheless, especially if you suffer from paranoid tendencies—is whether to give a set of house keys to your building’s super.
Even if you have the utmost confidence in his or her integrity, what about all those other people—friends, relatives, Read More
What, for other artists, might be considered excess—excess energy, excess emotion, excess ambition, excessive quantities of paints and other materials for making paintings—is, for Joan Snyder, a minimum of what a painting requires. She belongs to the school that labors in the belief that Too Much Is Hardly Enough. As a consequence of this painterly Read More
As Weld throws his hat into the governor’s race, he’s already doling out disappointments to gay marriage supporters. This just in from the Empire State Pride Agenda:
“Governor William Weld has been one of the most ardent supporters in either political party of our community’s freedom to marry. His track record of accomplishments Read More
John Kerry’s defeat in the Presidential election should not have come as a surprise. During the past 70 years, there have been only two Presidents elected from the Northeast or New England: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 and John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1960. Since the Depression, Americans have consistently favored candidates from the South and Read More
So here we are, with less than a week to go before Election Day.
Many have wondered if this election is a momentous choice or if it’s business as usual, another race like 1988, when another George Bush ran against another man from Massachusetts.
The answer should be self-evident.
Has America ever Read More