New York

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An education in love

June 20, 2019 12:09 pm

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert reviewed

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New York progressives want to legalize selling children

June 18, 2019 11:42 am

The state’s proposed surrogacy laws will rent wombs to the highest bidder

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This Pride, let’s celebrate shame

June 17, 2019 4:12 pm

Few gay men are proud to have surrendered their movement to a hostile takeover by Democrats, corporations, Marxists, and racial identitarians

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The world of William Maxwell

May 25, 2019 10:08 am

An American original with an almost European touch: A Slightly Foxed books essay

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Why Bill de Blasio is running for president

May 17, 2019 2:32 pm

Sometimes it's not about winning. With Blaz, it rarely is

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The death of New York’s nightlife

May 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Was the Manhattan I first lived in a beautiful illusion embellished by the innocence of youth?

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Donald Trump faces at-tax from all sides

May 8, 2019 12:22 pm

Is Trump really a billionaire? We may be about to find out

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The amazing tale of Judith Alice Clark

April 23, 2019 12:18 pm

Tupac’s stepfather wowed the anti-imperialist into being a getaway driver

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The many lives of Frank Harris

April 19, 2019 10:18 am

The weightlifting, stomach-pumping man of Transatlantic letters: A Slightly Foxed books essay

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The case for cultural appropriation in food

April 19, 2019 9:18 am

Russian cuisine borrows from other cultures and doesn’t look back

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Mortimer Sackler and me

April 4, 2019 2:40 pm

A game of tennis with the founder of the disgraced drugs company told me all I needed to know about the man

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I’m back in New York: the city that’s perennially offended

March 21, 2019 11:54 am

Welcome, filthy island packed to the gills with angry, mean, squat Trump haters who live in decrepit buildings they share with rat

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Writing as revenge

March 21, 2019 9:17 am

Memories of the Future by Siri Hustvedt reviewed

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The cheerful manifesto of anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite

March 14, 2019 8:56 am

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite reviewed

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The strange rise of calling kids ‘mama’

March 1, 2019 3:56 pm

No one’s giving away ‘dada’ any time soon – so why are we relinquishing our precious ‘mama’ so carelessly?

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The hideously false El Chapo myth

February 13, 2019 11:16 am

The trial of the Mexican drug lord showed how far from a Robin Hood figure he really was

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New York: the fact – and fiction

December 6, 2018 1:49 pm

I’ve had a good time in the Bagel and am always reluctant to leave it, but nostalgia has its limits

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An extraordinary encounter in a New York taxi

November 22, 2018 8:20 am

A chance meeting with Ben Sonnenberg’s daughter

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The Statue of Liberty is a deeply sinister icon

November 9, 2018 5:50 pm

Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty by Francesca Lidia Viano reviewed

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A love letter to Brooklyn Heights

November 1, 2018 10:23 pm

The ideal city living is the village life

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The Baby Trump blimp is a huge let-down

October 30, 2018 11:28 am

It’s just not big enough

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Requiem for New York

October 25, 2018 11:45 am

The Big Apple is a tired old place: upper-class vertical living has gone to seed and the fun honky-tonk side of the city has been gentrified and made boring