I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating
Housing Works Bookstore
Tonight, 7pm, $10
Your skepticism is justified. People with the rock-solid attention spans and copious alone time required to really bunker down to some hardcore reading tend to be the very same who run for the stacks when faced with ... More >>
Remember big-talking Harold Ford, Jr., from Memphis, who vowed to give our unelected senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, a run for her money in this fall's Democratic primary? And the even faster flash-in-the-pan candidacies of a clutch of congress members who also said Democrats deserved a choice a ... More >>
I mean the first one you saw, not starred in!
Mine was Man of La Mancha, the hit musical about Cervantes sitting around prison and telling the inspiring story of crazy, old Don Quixote, who jousts with windmills and sings "The Impossible Dream" through false teeth.
Brooklyn city councilman Charles Barron launched a long-shot campaign for City Council Speaker this afternoon and it was a one-man, one-vote affair: 48 votes for incumbent speaker Christine Quinn; one vote - Barron's own - for Barron.
Still, the Nehru-suited Barron pulled no punches. He was running, ... More >>
In June Elizabeth Dwoskin wrote in the Voice about former city councilmember Noach Dear's transformation from an obnoxious pol to a debt court judge who specializes in swatting back attempts by loansharks to dun citizens who are often wrongly accused of default. Today the Times has found its ... More >>