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Sunday’s Headlines: Obama tells the Times he wants outreach with Taliban


[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Sunday New York headlines:

Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.

That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought.

“Mob cops” finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1.4 billion in civil claims.

Hurt by the economy, homeowners are vulnerable to scammers who claim to rescue their homes, but take them away instead.

Finally, a reason to wear a bridesmaid dress a second time: woman donate their dresses for teens to use as prom dresses.

Recession hardly dampers the gullibility industry: “Self-help” guru gets thousands out of folks who really can’t afford it, including the unemployed guy who had to pawn his Darth Vader figure to attend.

Endangered species: hardly any bars left in town without televisions.

Javits Center hosts massive house auction: Queens $550K home starts at $69K.

The Times finally begins to acknowledge that our economic problems have less to do with overdue mortgages and more to do with exotic schemes at financial institutions. Maybe someone over there finally read James Lieber’s excellent “What Cooked the World’s Economy” story in the Voice.

T.G.I.Friday’s in financial district closed for drug dealing going on at the bar.

Santana pitches two innings, Mets cautiously optimistic about his progress.

D’Antoni not happy after Knicks lose to lowly Bobcats, 114-105

The lineup for this week’s issue of the Village Voice:

Letters: Good ‘Stuff’

La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg’s ‘Golden’ Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter’s Tale

More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior’s Goth-Mex

DiGregorio: Floral Park’s Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn’t ruin Watchmen — he just sapped it of its superpowers

Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology

More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light

More music:

  1. The joys of DIY disco
  2. Viva Talibam!
  3. A beginner’s guide to the Daktaris

Find it at

Michael Musto’s blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)

Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging

Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin’ Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra

Music & arts blog, Sound of the City

Food blog Fork in the Road

Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman’s film reviews

Michael Feingold’s theater reviews

Robert Sietsema’s food column, Counter Culture

Sarah DiGregorio’s food column, Fork in the Road

Rob Harvilla’s music column, Down in Front

Graham Rayman’s news features and latest blogging

Elizabeth Dwoskin’s news features and latest blogging

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