New York

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Liberty and death: Jacob Lawrence’s struggle for freedom

September 3, 2020 3:12 pm

His tale is not a ‘let’s hold hands and sing for liberty’ triumph. It’s a violent, gritty and gruesome affair

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The VMAs and New York’s COVID hypocrisy

August 31, 2020 3:54 pm

The show must go on

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The court of Chirlane McCray

August 21, 2020 4:21 pm

As government grows ever larger and more powerful, local leaders are styling themselves more and more like petty royals

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Invasion of the Startup Backers

August 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Tech bros have declared NYC dead — now they’re coming for my Suburban Lifestyle Dream

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In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

August 18, 2020 8:01 am

In his DNC address, the New York governor was more interested in what sounds right than what is right

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Cuomo’s nursing home death blame game

August 12, 2020 2:35 pm

Only the right is willing to hold him to account

New York vs NRA — and the silencing of dissent

August 9, 2020 6:50 am

A new lawsuit aims to dissolve the five-million strong advocacy group

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Never has a virus been so oversold

August 7, 2020 8:50 am

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

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It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

August 3, 2020 12:50 pm

The many mysteries of Emma Lazarus

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Taxi cabs are New York’s right-wing safe spaces on wheels

August 2, 2020 11:55 am

Self-employment comes with the dangerously right-wing attributes of self-reliance and discipline

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Last of the red-hot lovers

August 1, 2020 10:49 am

Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment by John Giorno reviewed

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A different lockdown

July 27, 2020 11:20 am

Life in Manhattan, September 2001

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Children of a lesser pod

July 22, 2020 4:52 pm

The fashionable alternative to reopening schools defies logic

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Andrew Cuomo’s Midsommar

July 15, 2020 4:59 pm

The media is showing cultish devotion in its coverage of his bizarre COVID poster

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Extra, extra — read all about us!

July 15, 2020 1:39 pm

Journalism is dying of self-obsession

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Stargazing under lockdown

July 7, 2020 3:28 pm

The late great American astronomer Leslie Peltier was onto something

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Fashion designer vs former rapper: the 2020 election you need to follow

June 30, 2020 12:00 pm

Ola Hawatmeh is challenging Antonio Delgado in New York’s 19th

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How conservatives sustain CNN

June 29, 2020 12:24 pm

The network has become a place that covers for any Andrew Cuomo misdeed

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A message from the NYC tourist board: visit Nightmare City!

June 26, 2020 3:42 pm

Courtesy of your guide Chadwick Moore

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The Great Self Hate

June 25, 2020 6:57 am

Only a society that sees a need for ‘self-esteem’ counseling could be so susceptible to such destructive illusions

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Can COVID-19 tell whether a protest is progressive?

June 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Clearly the virus targets especially working-class and middle-class workplaces and industries...

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Happy Pride! It’s time to topple the Stonewall myth

June 23, 2020 11:07 am

Gay rights have been subsumed by social Marxism

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Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

June 22, 2020 11:16 am

Who is immune from retrospective condemnation?

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Splashing the cash at VIP nightclubs is now the favorite recreation of the rich

June 18, 2020 12:51 am

Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit by Ashley Mears reviewed

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In defense of drinking in the street

June 15, 2020 5:07 pm

It’s the only good thing to come out of lockdown