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Pat Buchanan On/Off Message in Times Square

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

It’s obviously an interesting and ironical backdrop for a Buchanan event–this more or less pristine blocklong example of vintage-era New York sleaze. And it’s interesting, more particularly, as a backdrop for some of the faces and physiologies that Buchanan’s either attracted or brought with him today–faces and physiologies that aren’t often encountered anywhere in New [&hellip
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Astro-Traveling with a Spiritist

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Lorn is a 34-year-old native New Yorker, a powerfully built, soft-spoken black man who makes his living in computers. Recently I discussed with him the ontology of the soul, the ethical resonances of astro-travel and the other implications of the religious doctrine of Spiritism to which he cleaves. "Lorn" isn’t his given name, but rather [&hellip
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In God’s Country: Murray Sabrin Fights for NJ’s Spoiled Middle Class

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

You grow so tired of hearing about the prerogatives of the suburban middle class. It’s a flabby, overindulged house cat of a demographic, sprawling by a fireplace as the pine knots snap in the flames, catching scraps tossed it by a jolly wife in a winter kitchen, in a house in the hills, as the [&hellip
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Lost in Space at Commune, Earth’s Trendiest Restaurant

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Lost in Space Commune 12 E. 22nd St. (betw. Park Ave. S. & B’way), 777-2600 The experience fosters a sense of potential, as if fun things exist in spades back there in the undulating dimness. At some imprecise point somewhere in that cave–you’re still blinking from the street at this point–you’re aware that scores of [&hellip
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Good Mexican Food on the Lower East Side; Praying With Christy Turlington, Eating Brunch

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Won’t happen. Walking on Ludlow St. last week, with all around me the evidence of gentrification in an economy that might not quit, I had the same sensation I’ve gotten for a while down there, which is the sensation that progress has stopped. It’s as if the good times have frozen cultural growth–which, Slav that [&hellip
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Nuclear Fools: Indian Point’s Generating Poison and Lies

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Radioactive filth: tritium; iodine 131; strontium 90. “My babies have it in their bones!” the willowy young mother keened from her seat in the amphitheater. The “it” was strontium. “And it’s because of low-level radiation emitted from this plant! My babies!” Her body was torqued with frustration. The heads of the four guys from the [&hellip
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