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Big Town v. Bean Town (Guggenheim Fellowship Edition)

Every year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships “to assist research and artistic creation.” And, as is its wont, the Foundation ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to announce its 2014 recipients.       Massachusetts artists, scholars, … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Four-Daily Town (WSJ ‘Invisible Child’ Takedown)

There’s been plenty of praise for the New York Times five-part Invisible Child series that depicted the hellish homeless shelter existence of one Brooklyn family and one remarkable 11-year-old girl named Dasani (after the upscale bottled water). Now comes the … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (Invisible Child Edition II)

Andrea Elliott’s New York Times Invisible Child series (photographs by Ruth Fremson) gets more heartbreaking by the day as it chronicles the life of a family consigned to a hellish homeless shelter in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Wednesday’s chapter reads like a … Continue reading

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A (Jason) Gay Old Time For Kim & Kris

The hardworking staff has long been an unabashed fan of the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay (evidence here), and his column today is no exception: A Brooklyn Bash for Kim and Kris? It’s the most significant NBA transaction of the … Continue reading

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