Accepting some firehouse cuts
Many New Yorkers feel an emotional pull to their neighborhood firehouses and with good reason. Quite simply, our Bravest protect us. It is understandable why any cuts to the F.D.N.Y. trigger resistance.
Letters to the Editor
The greatest story never told
By WILL McKINLEY
A year ago, three days after Christmas, my mother died at the age of 72. Since then, like the reporter in “Citizen Kane,” I’ve been trying to piece together the story of her life through pictures, home movies, letters, yellowing scrapbooks and hazy recollections of friends and family.
Labors of truth, vying for Oscar contention
By STEVEN SNYDER
Anonymity is the biggest challenge facing documentaries—films that typically lack the big advertising budgets needed to draw mass audiences away from the multiplex.
A bowl of rock candy
By TODD SIMMONS
The newly christened Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in Soho has the potential to establish itself as a lively alternative to the usual circuit of New York City tourist destinations.
Fantastic Mr. Brecht
By JERRY TALLMER
On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin that housed the German Parliament was ravaged by fire.
In focus behind the camera
BY ELENA MANCINI
“Annie Leibovitz at Work,” a newly published retrospective of the iconic photographer’s 40-year career, is equal parts text and images. She got her start in 1970, when one of her photos of Vietnam anti-war rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley was used for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which subsequently offered her a job.
White picket malaise
By ELENA MANCINI
“Prostitution is the perfect example of the double standard. It’s illegal to sell your body if you’re poor but when you’re rich—when you’re rich it’s perfectly acceptable. We just call it being a wife,”
Eden in the flesh
By JERRY TALLMER
It was the morning after the opening, and the raves were in, but already Martha Clarke was on the cell phone
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Volume 21, Number 34
January 9 - 15, 2009
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