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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Nancy Rappaport, MD sought solace in long walks or small acts kindness offered by others — but in doing so, setbacks often found a way to assert themselves. Whether getting shooed out of a comforting cemetery, being fined for letting her unleashed dog roam the beach, or having hospital staff insist […]

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Judy’s Magic Wand

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BY PUMA PERL Judy was my mother’s best friend Even her name distinguished her from the other friends Elsie and Gertrude and Ann with their short hair and Brooklyn voices Judy lived in a midtown Manhattan high-rise She worked in the garment district and gave me clothes like those other girls wore Poor boy sweaters, […]

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AMY STILLER IN “JUST TRUST” | Paint drying certainly is a work in progress — but you wouldn’t disconnect from your electronic devices, schlep to a theater, and buy a ticket to watch it happen. Amy Stiller, however, is worth the trip and then some. The ever-evolving, self-aware searcher’s solo performance drops anchor back at the […]

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BY REV. JEN MILLER | Greetings, Earthlings and dear readers! I last wrote this column almost nine months ago, after losing my Chihuahua BFF, Reverend Jen Junior. I was heartbroken then, and am still heartbroken. But, the good news is, Jen Junior will always be with us. In fact, I recently received a postcard, simply […]

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BY NORMAN BORDEN | There are many breeds of fine art photographers, but William Wegman has long had a pedigree all his own. He has been photographing dogs — not just any dogs, but his beloved Weimaraners — for nearly 40 years. With Man Ray as his first muse, Wegman has humanized his dogs to […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Many video game publishers like to focus on big blockbuster games in the fall, to usher in holiday gift-giving profits. However, a few clever companies have brought their spookiest titles to the market just in time for Halloween. Horror games where monsters pop out at the player for cheap scares are […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | If there’s one lesson to be drawn from events of the last several months, it’s that nothing is to be taken for granted. Hard-won rights may be taken away tomorrow as though they’d never been attained in the first place. Set in Greenwich Village shortly before June 28, 1969 events at […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | It seems staggering that the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the city’s premier institution for less predictable contemporary art installations, is already turning 40. In fact, when the formidable Marcia Tucker (1940-2006) founded it on January 1, 1977, at the age of 37 and after having been dismissed from her position […]

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BY JIM MELLOAN | I remember well the first time I heard Peter, Paul and Mary’s “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” It would have been sometime in late 1967. I was in London, in my parents’ bedroom, performing the chore I had been assigned: polishing the family’s shoes. It would have played on Radio […]

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BY MAX BURBANK | Several years ago my bride, a woman of excellent judgment, exercised her marital veto and forbade me to get a tattoo of Richard Nixon. While I recognized and accepted her authority in the matter (all marriages have bargains), I fear she thought I was being impulsive. I was not. I’m not […]

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