Love and Real Estate
Many of us, in the wake of a failed romantic relationship, are guilty of a little vindictive self-betterment. Exercising more, diving into our careers, buying flattering new clothes—all in the hopes of causing an ex to weep the bitter tears of regret.
One man, still smarting from a break-up some forty years earlier, has built a spaceship house in Puerto Rico to show his college girlfriend just how wrong she was about him, The New York Times reports. And he doesn’t even like spaceships!
After trudging back and forth around a 30-block stretch of the Upper East Side on Sunday afternoon and talking to a handful of the estimated two million revelers who turned out for the Puerto Rican Day Parade, I ducked inside one of the few open stores on Madison Avenue for a break from the grimy, Read More
After she scored a lopsided victory in Sunday’s Puerto Rico primary, Hillary Clinton attempted to frame her campaign against Barack Obama, which will conclude with primaries in Montana and South Dakota on Tuesday, as a draw.
“I will lead the popular vote,” she said. “He will maintain a slight lead in the delegate count.”
It’s Read More
A new poll confirms that Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite in this weekend’s Puerto Rico primary, but perhaps not by the runaway margin that her supporters have been hoping for. Published in the San Juan daily El Vocero, the survey gives Clinton a 51-38 percent edge over Obama. (Full Spanish-language article Read More
Last week, in an analysis of the popular vote in the Democratic race, I quoted Manuel Alvarez-Rivera, a Puerto Rican election expert who scoffed at the widely accepted estimate here on the mainland of a turnout of 1,000,000 voters in Puerto Rico’s June 1 primary.
It’s a little remarkable in the first place that the Read More
Puerto Rico has a primary on June 1 and there are about 55 delegates at stake. Hillary Clinton, who generally has a strong following among Latino voters, needs as many of them as possible.
A long memo released today by the campaign promised that Clinton would deal with the "fundamental question of Puerto Rico." Read More
Does Harold Ickes complicate Hillary Clinton’s appeals to Puerto Rican superdelegates?
Francisco Domenech, a superdelegate supporting Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico, thinks that Ickes, her point-man on the wrangling of superdelegates, may find himself having to explain his work on behalf of one side of the flammable issue of Puerto Rico’s national status.
Domenech, who Read More
Boy, does Sydney Licht have the touch. Ms. Licht, whose still-life paintings are the subject of an exhibition at lyonswier gallery, works predominantly and adroitly with a palette knife. Spreading oils with a crisp concision, she brings a sense of give to the surfaces, a flexibility and airiness. She brings to them a density, too, Read More
Al on America , by Al Sharpton, with Karen Hunter. Kensington Publishing, 304 pages, $27.
Al Sharpton recently had a meeting with Al Sharpton. It was, he says, one of the most important events of his adult life, and it occurred in prison, during a 90-day sentence for protesting U.S. military bases in Vieques, Puerto Read More
Puerto Rican independence has gotten a new convert. After the uproar about clemency for terrorists, Hillary Clinton surely wishes the island were out of American politics, if not under water, which is where it has been pulling her for the last month.
Previous victims of the Puerto Rico Triangle include society columnist Taki Theodoracopulos, on Read More