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Who Is Deborah Solomon?

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

It wasn’t until 2003, at the age of 46—after an illustrious career as art critic, art historian and magazine writer —that Deborah Solomon began a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine, under the heading “Questions For…” Her interview with the architect Frank Gehry appeared to launch what has become an immensely popular page [&hellip
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They Tried to Make Me Go to Baghdad, and I said, “No, no, no!”

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Education, Posts

High schoolers may have been able to fend off their funny Uncle Sam this winter, but the NYCLU is not convinced that he’s gone for good. In January 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD) agreed to soften its military recruiting practices in high schools, in response to a lawsuit the NYCLU brought on behalf of [&hellip
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A Resting Place To Die For

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Posts

Leona Helmsley is going out in style. Her new digs are a $1.4 million mausoleum in suburban Sleepy Hollow, next to her late husband Harry Helmsley. Made of granite, the 1,300 square-foot mausoleum features a stained-glass recreation of the Manhattan skyline and Doric columns. Helmsley, who eventually controlled her husband’s hotels and all of his vast holdings, died [&hellip
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City Turning Deaf Ear to Experimental Jazz?

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Music, Posts

New York is still gigantic and still the heart of the industrialized world. But it’s getting harder and harder to call it the cultural capitol and keep a straight face (unless you’re a broker or a travel promoter). The recent closing of Tonic, probably the nerve center for experimental music, was the straw that broke Patricia Nicholson Parker’s back. [&hellip
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