Alyssa Katz


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  • 18 years ago

    The Muslim world in the age of fundamentalism is about as safe a place for a serious writer as a train rail is for a penny-it's not so much a matter of getting in trouble as a question of when it will happen. Over the last 30 or so years,...

  • 19 years ago

    Audaciously cramming the whole gloriously cruddy mythology into a swift few pages, The Times Square Story is a site-specific sideshow to The Phantom Empire, poet-essayist Geoffrey O'Brien's entrancing reverie on the ways movies unspool in the unco...

  • 19 years ago

    Even in the absence of quality whitefish, western Brooklyn has been serving as a surrogate Upper West Side, absorbing refugee hordes of artsy, political, and academic types for whom hauling to Manhattan for primo movies is a well-established ritua...

  • 19 years ago

    In a vote last Wednesday, the city renewed its franchises with Time Warner to provide cable television in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and western Brooklyn—without the input of the City Council, which filed a lawsuit a day earlier seekin...


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