Frederic Brenner does not think small. In 1996, he posed prominent Jews: Ed Koch, Roy Lichtenstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Westheimer, among them, in a labyrinth on Ellis Island. For his Diaspora project, he traveled the world looking for Jews in unlikely locales.
I am becoming increasingly concerned that New York's Mayor may be losing touch with the normally genial, coalition-building side of his persona. His behavior of late could cost the City in the future.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has thus far declined to require city agencies to meet targets for increasing efficiency in the delivery of government services. In doing so, he has broken a pattern established by every mayor since the fiscal crisis in the 1970s.
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?
Photo © Jaime Rojo Photo © Jaime Rojo Photo © Jaime Rojo Twenty-five years later, whole-car graffiti trains are back in New
Mario Cuomo was a politician from a bygone era: a child of immigrants who through the sheer force of his intellect and his oratorical skills stood at the precipice of the highest office in the land. He talked about lifting the weak and the poor and he never wavered from his core principles.
On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP
In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.
Tawana Told The Truth! So blared the graffiti in Bed-Stuy in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that was released roughly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1989 and, according to legend, served as the first date for Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.
If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?
"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."
In attendance were former mayor David Dinkins and Peter Powers, a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani. A cultural medallion
The Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2013 passed the Senate today, 39 years after it was first introduced. I feel very privileged to have lived long enough, from being at Stonewall as a teenager to being in the Senate gallery today, to watch history unfold.
Witness the woebegone New York City pro-football fan, whose only state team actually resides in a place called Buffalo.