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Wagging the Dog

Yesterday, John Ratcliffe, Trump’s director of national intelligence — a Republican political hack with zero professional credentials in either intelligence or national security except for…

Vamping Politics, Health and WTF

I didn’t know how to write this. I wasn’t even sure if I should because it’s a potential snake pit of cliche, karma, Schadenfreude and…

I Love Fado

It’s a curious thing. I can almost remember the very moment I got “into music”.  My parents always had records playing on our Motorola cabinet…

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…

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…

“I’m Leaving This City!”

New York City is a city of dramatic memes, urban legends and doomsday rumors. It’s the city of 8 million stories, and a million of…
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