GEORGE places his tape recorder on DR. SELMAN’s ottoman.
GEORGE: This is a brand-new tape recorder.
DR. SELMAN: Wow.
GEORGE: When I brought this home yesterday, I started feeling and caressing it and smelling it. I even had sexual thoughts about it. I thought, “Damn I want to have sex with this Read More
A Quinnipiac poll finds that New Yorkers oppose congestion pricing–charging drivers a fee to travel below 60th Street during rush hours–by a margin of 2-1. Streetsblog, which has been advocating for such a policy, still has hope:
the results are very much in line with the findings of surveys conducted in Read More
For those of you interested in urban traffic policy, the pro-bike, anti-car website StreetsBlog has an account of DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall’s recent attendance at an international gathering of transportation officials in Stockholm.
To the apparent disappointment of the item’s author, officials from London, Stockholm and elsewhere talked enthusiastically about the Read More
Over at Gawker, they’ve come across a Stockholm personal ad placed by Freddy Ferrer. The other Freddy Ferrer. Read More
Tod William’s The Door in the Floor , from his own screenplay and based on John Irving’s novel A Widow for One Year , has been hailed by some as the best screen adaptation to date of an Irving novel, and dismissed by others as a dismal failure. I can’t say I minded the movie Read More
My interest in Marc Salem’s Mind Games on Broadway should come as no surprise to those who know me. I’ve been intrigued by mind-reading and its allied arts since I was a child and knew no better.
For example, I share something in common with Orson Welles and Muhammad Ali. I’m a sucker for Read More
Almost nothing could be better calculated to excite the interest of modern connoisseurs of sculpture than an exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century European terra-cotta models. The intimate scale, the spontaneity of the modeling, the poetic appeal of the classical subjects and the sheer vivacity of the invention-above all, the nimble command of both convention and Read More
In 1975 in a Stockholm
commune, an announcement comes over the radio: “Franco is dead!” On hearing the
news, Göran, the warmheartedly avuncular commune leader and landlord, happily
spreads it among his band of followers, prompting much singing and dancing and
rejoicing-as if a political convulsion on the Iberian peninsula had anything
much to do Read More
What happens when a citizen actually believes a campaigning politician’s idle promises?
At a May 24 Democratic National Committee fund-raiser at the M.C.I. Center in Washington, D.C., Anita Drobny and her 16-year-old daughter, Jessica, found themselves sitting at a table next to Hillary Clinton’s. Jessica Drobny, a high school sophomore from Highland Park, Ill., who Read More
On the fourth floor of an office building on Fifth Avenue, 50 New Yorkers were preparing to depart for a three-month boot camp in Stockholm, Sweden-land of Ikea, Nokia and Volvo. The traveling troops-the newest employees of Hennes and Mauritz, Sweden’s version of the sprawling, low-priced, high-style chain stores-were watching a training video. On it, Read More