Lauren Sandler

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  • 12 years ago

    When I returned to the States in October after two months of reporting in Iraq, everyone asked me the same questions first: What do they think about us? Did you see any dead bodies? Were you in any gunfights? How close were you to the bombing? Tho...

  • 12 years ago

    When Hubert Selby Jr. was pronounced dead last week at 75, it wasn't for the first time. In a life as gritty and pummeled as that of his characters, most notably in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream (1978), this merchant marine-...

  • 15 years ago

    Jay Bakker, prodigal son of Jim and Tammy Faye, has a call on the other line. It's his tattoo artist, phoning to talk to him about freshening up one of his carefully inked arms. Bakker's oft photographed snarl through his lip pierce has rendered h...

  • 15 years ago

    There's a story Barbara Ehrenreich likes to tell. She was having lunch—salmon and field greens—with the editor of a major magazine, pitching a story about women and poverty. The editor was bored as hell, and finally—over decaf espre...

  • 16 years ago

    Hundreds of thousands poured into Belgrade's streets last month, torching Parliament and bringing an end to 11 years of Slobodan Milosevic's rule. But at the same time in Astoria—a hemisphere away from the outrage and tear gas—another fo...


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