Karen Houppert

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  • 17 years ago

    The Bust anthology reads like the literary equivalent of Girls Night Out: With no boys around we'll talk about them and sex, TV and sex, politics and sex, nail polish and sex, work and sex, music and sex. Altogether a very pleasant hang-out sessio...

  • 18 years ago

    Consuelo Fontaine is a victim of domestic violence. She tells a familiar tale: her husband left all the child care and housework to her, they argued a lot, he belittled her, he insisted on sex when she had health problems, he isolated her from fri...

  • 18 years ago

    The stakes are high and time is short in family court. On a Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan, Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner makes quick and careful decisions based on limited information and hopes for the best. Hour after hour, sometimes till late at ...

  • 18 years ago

    As Giuliani's NYPD wages its overzealous war against crime, even civilian witnesses are sometimes treated like perps. For 23-year-old Sophie Torres*, who witnessed a stabbing at the Union Square subway station on January 31, offering to cooperate ...

  • 18 years ago

    If there were a photo op involved, Giuliani would be handing these two quality-of-life vigilantes the key to the city. Instead, police arrested them. Their crime? Saying the wrong thing to a thin-skinned cop. Furious, they're now suing the city fo...

  • 18 years ago

    It was every mother's nightmare. Police were at the door demanding to speak to her child— and they were pissed. "Why didn't you just tell me it was a fuckin' trans-testicle?" one cop allegedly shouted. "Where is he? She? Whatever it is?" "It"...


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