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  • Heart and Hilarity in This Great New York Novel & SONS, David Gilbert’s stellar new novel, is the rarest of literary achievements: an intelligent work of art that makes you laugh out loud. Awkwardly loud, I mean, as in, on the morning A Train to work, loud, surrounded by surly morning New Yorkers who curiously glance at the book’s lovely, smoky-yellow cover, wondering: Just […] 0 Comments August 20, 2013
  • The Adventures of Red Subway Man (Updated) New Yorkers, you’ve all seen him. He’s the wild and crazy Red Subway Man! He shows up where you least expect him, having wild times, tempting fate by acting irresponsibly in the Subway tunnels. What a daredevil! Over the past few weeks, we’ve attempted to document all of Red Subway Man’s many adventures, though he’s […] 0 Comments July 2, 2013
  • An Attempt At Exhausting A Place in Chinatown: 8 2. Date: November 4 Time: Around 1:53 p.m. Location: walking south, around the eastern perimeter of the park. Weather: sunny, cooler, pleasant. Background: After sitting on the steps of the pavilion, we stood up and took our walk around the park. Transcript of observed events: Dictation: Flute music is more melodic, snakeskin banjo (same ones […] 0 Comments March 19, 2013
  • An Attempt At Exhausting A Place in Chinatown: 7 Day 3 1. Date: November 4 Time: Around 1:28 p.m. Location: Columbus Park, entering the park through the northeast entrance, sitting on a south-facing steps of the pavilion near the mahjong players. Briefly, in the northwest entrance of the park. Weather: sunny, cooler, pleasant. Background: Between Days 2 and 3 of the Chinatown project, the […] 0 Comments March 18, 2013
  • What Causes Most Problems in Greek Mythology Har, har, har. Thx to The Wrong Stuff. 0 Comments March 13, 2013
  • An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Chinatown: 6 3. Date: October 28 Time: Around 3:40 p.m. Location: Columbus Park, sitting on a bench, facing north, in the southern end of the park, in the children’s playground. Then: wandering through the playground towards the park’s southwestern exit. Weather: darker, stormier, windier. Background: after walking through the park’s inner partition, we found a bench facing […] 0 Comments March 13, 2013
  • An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Chinatown: 5 2. Date: October 28 Time: Around 3:15 p.m. Location: Columbus Park, walking southeast towards the eastern half of the park, entering the soccer field, traversing the basketball courts, moving towards the southern playground. Weather: Increasingly dark, heavier clouds, frequent gusts of wind. Background: Preparations for Hurricane Sandy amplified as we walked through the playing fields […] 0 Comments March 12, 2013
  • An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Chinatown: 4 Day 2 1 Date: October 28 Time: Around 2:28 p.m. Location: Columbus Park, entering the park through the northeast entrance, sitting on a south-facing park bench near the mahjong players. Briefly, in the northwest entrance of the park while observing an arrest. Weather: Unusually dark, heavy clouds, windy, cool. Background: In the week following our […] 0 Comments March 11, 2013
  • An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Chinatown: 3 3. Date: October 21 Time: Around 3:28 p.m. Location: Columbus Park, walking north, until sitting on some rocks near musicians. Weather: Agreeably cool, cloudier. Background: In thirty minutes, we walked around the entire southern half of the park, a distance of approximately one thousand feet. After exiting to view the contents of the paper funeral […] 0 Comments March 8, 2013
  • Janis Joplin Portrait from the Hippie Loft Thx Hippie Loft. “Don’t compromise yourself, you are all you’ve got.” ~Janis Joplin 0 Comments March 7, 2013