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Acorn Sting: the making of a media “Controversy”

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Sunday, September 27, a neoconservative blogger and associate political science professor named Donald Douglas wrote: “It just occurred to me that the utter hugeness of the ACORN scandal… may well mean that the rightroots blogosphere will ultimately bring down the New York Times.” Douglas, who describes himself on his website as “an umatched competitor […]

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Dunk the clown

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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One of the best things about Manhattan’s Little Italy are the vibrant authentic traditions that  come to life at the feast of San Gennaro, a celebration with it’s roots in Naples. In addition to the exquisite Neapolitan culinary traditons like fried dough, pina coladas, and deep fried pizza, One can pay to be insulted by […]

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Real World (War): The Pacific Ocean

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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I find there are few things harder for me as a journalist than “drowning rabbits,” as one instructor put it, and paying lots of money out-of-pocket for a story (well, to travel to it). I figure at some point, when a living can be made from reporting, media companies will reimburse travel expenses – but […]

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leisure sausage

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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Sometimes the soul cries out for a return to nature. I don’t own a car or a tent so I camp on the roof of my building. It has been pretty hectic out in the elements, like man vs. nature only urban and with my actual bed two flights down. One of the main challenges […]

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Last One Standing

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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She was standing on a park bench across from the Museo del Barrio, where the first Mayoral Debate was being held.  I had arrived too late to gain press access and was instead standing outside, talking to some cops.   She was holding an “Independents for Mike Bloomberg” sign, which was stapled to a plank […]

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Primary Day Fallout

Posted on 21. Sep, 2009 by .

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There may not have been a big turnout at this week’s Primary Election on Tuesday.  But there was a lot of fallout. Four incumbents– Alan Gerson in Manhattan, Helen Sears in Queens, Kendall Stewart in Brooklyn and Kenneth Mitchell in Staten Island–lost their City Council seats in what many are saying was a result of […]

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