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What Happens If Trump Resigns?

This question appeared on Quora yesterday: If Trump resigns, can he still be tried for high crimes as a private citizen? “High Crimes”, like “Abuse…

Let’s talk about “rat infested”

This week Trump unleashed another unhinged, racist Twitter rant, this one targeting Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. It was in response to Cummings’ outrage over…

Music

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…

Brooklyn

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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