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Entries by David Finkle from 07/2009

Bus Pull-Cords Are Back

| Posted 07.04.2009 | New York

I, for one, was so annoyed by the placement of the yellow strips on city buses that I got in the habit of changing seats until I had a yellow strip just inches in front of me--if I was lucky enough to get a seat, that is.

You Think You're Hurting, Andy R. What About Me?

| Posted 07.07.2009 | Entertainment

I'm still smarting at the second-set tie-break point that Roddick missed at 6-5 by misdirecting that #!x@c#% overhead shot.

Writing Under the Influence, Living Under the Influence

| Posted 07.13.2009 | Healthy Living

Although her title is an eyebrow-raiser, Elizabeth Hawes knows what she's doing. With Camus, a Romance, her new and unconventional work, she isn't simply writing a biography.

If This is Monday and Opera in Central Park, Why the Microphones?

| Posted 07.14.2009 | New York

My question, then, is: Whom are the presenters doing a favor by offering these recitals? Opera lovers will know they aren't hearing singing done under the proper conditions.

Hot Time Summer in the City

| Posted 07.21.2009 | New York

Because summer is a great time to explore the City, to take advantage of it, to appreciate it, to revel in it. This explains why many denizens will tell you that far from hustling out of town on weekends, they prefer staying in town.

To "Friend" or "Defriend"? That is the Question

| Posted 07.21.2009 | Healthy Living

If you ask me, one of the worst things assaulting the English language in the last few years is the transitive verb "friended."

Every Street's a Jazz Boulevard in Old New York

| Posted 07.27.2009 | New York

George and Ira Gershwin were raised on the Lower East Side, rose to the Upper West Side and were therefore steeped in New York.

FutureFest, Dayton's New-Play Competition, Thrives

| Posted 07.28.2009 | Entertainment

The fabulous invalid -- as theater has been termed for decades -- is alive, well and dancing a jig in Dayton.