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On A Poem by John Ashbery

Well this one kind of snuck by almost.

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm 0

On Gentrification Eats Its Own

Same thing in our elite city of the West. Nothing but bars, restaurants, nail parlors, and shoe and clothing stores. And at some point it's all going to be replicated for dogs.

There are still people around who will be glad to put foam on a plate for you for much less than $30, though.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm 0

On Is America's Love Affair With Living In Its Automobiles Coming To An End?

Maybe someone can prevail on Google to homestead a new area with a used bus or two.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm 0

On Meet The Awl

Nostalgia.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm 1

On A Pee Grows In Brooklyn

Get with the times, people.

http://uptownalmanac.com/2012/10/neighbors-explore-converting-dolores-parks-street-median-fenced-pee-area

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm 0

On Bicycles Are Obviously New York City's Number One Menace!

@ejcsanfran According to Randy Cohen (NYT) the ticketed cyclists can take solace in passing a Kantian moral test.

Cf. http://www.cyclelicio.us/2012/felix-salmon-ride-legally/

And you thought urban cycling was just about getting home instead of admitted into a hospital or morgue!

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm 0

On Soon Raising Chickens Will Be Mandatory In Brooklyn

@hman The Fall did a Free Range (Code Selfish).

Nothing to do with chickens that I can make out.

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm 0

On The Past Actually Is Past

Tell me all about it.

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 11:42 am 0

On What Books Make You Cringe To Remember?

Look Homeward Angel.

1.5 times through.

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm 0

On 46 Things to Read and See for David Foster Wallace's 50th Birthday

Keats!

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 11:45 am 0