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Bid For The Best

London wins the 2012 Olympic Bid and thousands go mad in Trafalgar Square. New York fails in its bid, and a few dozen people shrug their shoulders for the TV...
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Musing for the Day…

“This business is as rotten to its artists at it was 50 years ago… One of the good things about the Internet is that it has helped to lessen the...
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Independence Daze

We watched the fireworks last night from a friend’s rooftop in Williamsburg, accompanied by turntables and a considerable spread of food and drink. Thanks Amanda. Campbell, as the lone kid...
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Five Questions for Steven Spielberg upon seeing War Of The Worlds.

Warning: Major Spoiler Ahead…. 1) An electro-magnetic storm – instigated by the aliens – cuts all the electricity, telephone lines, car batteries and mobile phones for miles around. But when...
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Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

My Spring Cleaning Hitlist consisted of old cassette tapes I’d come across while doing some, yes, spring-cleaning. One of them was my own recording of The Smiths at County Hall...
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Independence Day O’Connor

More experienced political journalists than myself will have far more detailed reactions to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation from the Supreme Court than I can possibly offer. Not least amidst...
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Bookmark This…

One of the few humorous elements of the whole Atlantic Yards disaster is that the Brooklyn Papers – the only New York media outlet to focus constantly and constructively on...
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Full Court Press…

“For New Yorkers who live and work within the “footprint” of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project… Last week’s Supreme Court ruling makes it all the more likely those who...
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