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WRITE ON NEW YORK Men become mythology in the mind of a single writer and that mythology turns into stories. And so I was reminded a few days ago when I had an 8 a.m. meeting in Manhattan and, rather than struggling with slush and erratic Q train service, decided to stay overnight at the… Read more »

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Fifty years ago today, in a small New York City theater, in front of an audience of 728 people, Ed Sullivan launched The Beatles, ignited a cultural revolution and unleashed the desire to create music in countless artists. The audience of 73 million television viewers included children like Steven Tyler, Richie Sambora, Tom Petty, Nancy… Read more »

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My brother, Rory, and I, agreed on two things in early 1964: we loved bacon and we were crazy cuckoo nuts over the Beatles. Every Friday night that year, Mom gave us each a dollar to “get the hell out of the house and don’t come back until the store closes.” Together, Rory, 7, and… Read more »

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The color pink. Flowers blooming from a pile of cigarette packs. Skylines of bottles and jars filled with anything but cherries. Tony Feher started exhibiting in 1980 and 1991 was nationally and world renown. He embarked on complex investigations into the fabrics of being. His tools? Post-minimalistic aesthetic sculptures composed of everyday objects and found… Read more »

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WRITE ON NEW YORK Children’s clothing is gone. There are plenty of bathing suits. Shoes are scarce. Women’s plus-size dresses are in big supply. Men’s socks can still be had but tights and pantyhose: zilch. Rows and rows of jeans and sweaters but need a coat? 50% off but only eleven left. Versace is discounted… Read more »

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President Obama’s Executive Order, Increased Minimum Wage, Federal Contracts and The NSA In the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Mr Obama’s concurrent pronouncements were a double-stealth of hyperbolic effect, far superseding political rhetoric. Unilaterally proposing to increase minimum wage to new federal workers while imposing his executive-order as a divergence to his resolution,… Read more »