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NO, MR. TRUMP

It’s you who’ve lost all credibility. P.S. You never had any.  

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A BEVY OF BALANCHINE BALLERINAS

will be hosted by Jacques d’Amboise at the National Dance Institute February 4.

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WHO’S THAT AGAIN?

Who again is that tubercular woman howling in the street at the end of Crime and Punishment? That’s what Trump and his retinue have turned into.

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SEN. McCONNELL WAS HIDING UNDER A DESK

That’s how you deal with swine like Mitch McConnell: The empowered women of the House wanted to present McConnell with a letter demanding that he let the Senate reopen government–and the Majority Leader took it on the lam. The folks … Continue reading

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HOGWASH FROM AMAZON

They’ve actually sent out a flier telling us to call Speaker Johnson and tell him we support their 3+ billion dollar boondoggle. I will call Speaker Johnson’s office and tell them what Amazon mailed me and how adamantly opposed to … Continue reading

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PAT McBRIDE LOUSADA

Balanchine was furious when she left NYCB to get married in 1950. She was younger than I am now when I interviewed her in 1983; she seemed like a senior historical figure. Not that she was monolithic in any way–she … Continue reading

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BRUCE WESLEY BOYCE

I’m used to walking through the courtyard and usually seeing his light on. It’s not on anymore. Here’s Michael Rovner’s obituary of Bruce in the West View News.

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CAN AMERICA SAVE ITSELF?

Chauncey Vega at Salon doesn’t think so. “For a variety of reasons including economic precariousness, an unresponsive political system, a fear of violence and punishment from and by the state, and a culture of distraction and entertainment, the American people … Continue reading

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THOUGHT I’D SHARE THIS

wonderfully written speech by Philip Barry from Foolish Notion, which gave Tallulah the chance to be “herself” as well as multiple selves, and to deliver a rousing defense of “personality” acting. “Writers, sculptors, painters, actors — we’re all the same … Continue reading

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HYPER-GENTRIFICATION TOO CLEVER FOR ITS OWN GOOD

If ever we needed a graphic demonstration that hyper-gentrification kills cities, it’s the West Village. Basic services are less and less accessible, largely because of the rents. I guess if your servants do all the shopping, it’s OK. But it’s really … Continue reading

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