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My Weirdest July Fourth Ever

In October 2012, I was riding with some friends upstate when I rounded a blind curve on a farm-country, tertiary road and my 700 pound…

Hollow Silence from the Benghazi Party

It’s Day 162 of the Coronavirus epidemic in the US. Covid-19 was first diagnosed in the US on Jan 20, 2020 — ironically, exactly one…

The Best Commencement Speech Ever

I’ve followed Victor Wooten‘s career for years, since he began working with the improbably banjo-based jazz fusion band,  Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. There are…

Smoking hot salsa: Anacaona

Okay, I’m told that technically it’s more timba than salsa. Timba is a Cuban variant. Timba is identified by a few (debatably relevant) attributes like…

The Disappearing Brooklyn Stoop

Brownstoner posted a terrific, in-depth article about something topically relevant to this site. But it’s also something that I’ve noticed all over NYC since the early…

What will $9 million get me in Brooklyn?

What’s the most expensive/least affordable city in America? Most people would answer San Francisco because of all the tech money or Honolulu because, well, who…
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