A Scene Grows In Brooklyn

Written by Christian Viveros-Faune on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Brooklyn is home today to a scene that includes mostly modest experimental galleries (I help run one), topnotch artists and all the accouterments: bars, restaurants, bookstores and art supply shops, in descending order of importance. Developed far enough away from the art world’s crippling speculation and vapid star-system (like Soho in the 60s, when such [&hellip
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Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Responding in Time to a Horowitz column posted on Salon Aug. 16, black columnist Jack E. White, who writes the "Dividing Line" column out of Time’s Washington, DC, bureau, claimed that "blatant bigotry is alive and well, even on one of the Internet’s otherwise most humane and sophisticated websites. So many racists, so little time!" [&hellip
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Reverend Al Upstaged

Written by Joe Conason on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

While Giuliani and Rangel have taken turns denouncing the reverse-racist crank, the quotably clever rev has uttered nary a peep. His unaccustomed silence suggests that for once Sharpton simply doesn’t know what to say. Whether he eventually speaks up or not, however, his own fortunes are entwined with those of Khalid Muhammad–and in an improving [&hellip
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Get Your Red Hots!

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Skip the Library, Max I like Max Boot, the editorial features editor of The Wall Street Journal. He has impeccable taste in choosing writers for his page and is an accomplished author, with Out of Order, a scathing study of the judicial system, published last year. But Boot, like many serious journalists–Michael Kelly and James [&hellip
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Kingdom By the C-SPAN

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

What an education. It’s only now that I discover why ex—Staten Island Rep. Susan Molinari had the shortest career in the history of television punditry. At one point last week she was apologizing for Gov. Bush’s cocaine history: "Take all the reporters," she said snottily, "and all the pundits and all the politicians and say, [&hellip
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Snowy Red

Written by J.R. Taylor on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

But there are probably amoral people who take equal pleasure in the long closing shot of Electra Glide in Blue. There sits dead Officer Wintergreen firmly in the middle of the highway, forever mounted as a stuffed trophy of bad existentialism. His only crime? Trying to be nice to a bus full of hippies that [&hellip
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