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Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

'Goodbye To All That' (Apologies to Joan Didion)

Tom Allon | Posted 09.01.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Like a young Joan Didion or a middle-aged Woody Allen, I have had an enduring love affair with my birthplace -- Manhattan, particularly its West Side.

Son Of Sam: 'Jesus Has Forgiven Me'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime

David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the "Son of Sam," was denied parole again last week, but the notorious serial killer didn't even bother turning up for his hea...

Ed Koch Documentary and Plenty More at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The 22nd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival offers yet another dazzling year of films including Neal Barsky's documentary, Koch -- a wonderful retrospective of the political life of a quintessential son of New York City.

Obama Reconsidering Second Run

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.29.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

At a press conference today, President Barack Obama shocked reporters when he said he might not run for a second term because he lacks fire in the bel...

Condemned From Memory

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In ancient Rome, a condemned citizen might not only lose his life. The Roman Senate could decree that all traces of his worldly existence be expunged....

"Muslims Killed Us On 9/11?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's nothing like a little good old fashioned racist propaganda to scare the bejesus out of the blissfully unaware and bolster one's position.

Reflections on the Boss and the Infamous Summer of '77

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

A ferocious ball club owner, a city on the brink of financial collapse, a blackout... that was the summer of my youth. And like any tough-as nails dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, if I could do it all over again, I would. I swear I would.

Jesus and the Son of Scam

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Time and again, fundamentalists buy the fantasy that the world's worst reprobates can fundamentally change. It never seems to occur to these credulous Christians that perhaps they are being had by the unusually bad.

David Berkowitz Denied Parole: Son Of Sam Serial Killer Remains In Prison

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Serial killer David Berkowitz has been denied parole. The Son of Sam murderer is currently serving six life sentences in an upstate prison after goin...

David Berkowitz Denied Parole: Son Of Sam Serial Killer Remains In Prison

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Serial killer David Berkowitz has been denied parole. The Son of Sam murderer is currently serving six life sentences in an upstate prison after goin...

When I Marry My Partner

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elissa Altman

Thirty-one years ago, when I was fourteen years old and living in Forest Hills, New York, I had an experience that would forever change the way I thin...