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Tony Ortega: “Let’s Go After His Grandchildren…”+

Who would try to save their rapidly-sinking scow by throwing the women and children…

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Village Voice’s Tony Ortega: Once A Punk…+

Village Voice editor Tony Ortega has a Rodney Dangerfield problem:  he can’t…

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Bait Car: Keeping America Safe+

“A criminal walks past an empty car with its engine running. He looks around,…

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The Stewpot: Dinner Is Served. Goodbye and Thanks For the Memories, Tony.+

With “Tony Ortega:  Three Strikes and You’re Out,”  we more…

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The 5th Estate+

This could have been written by William Blake had he lived in our time: “What…

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Dementia, Charlie Sheen and Me+

After telling myself for months now that the bedbug insanity we have been subjected…

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The Village Voice: Out of Stories, and Running Out of Time+

Imagine turning on 60 Minutes one Sunday to find that Morley Safer, Katie Couric and…

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Red Faces at the Gray Lady+

There must be some pretty upset tummies over at the New York Times today.  Their lead…

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Uncle Miltie Tells Talking Head To Stick A Sock In It and Gag To Death+

Milton Friedman, [click on the underlined colored type], in a brilliant minute or so,…

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The Physics of Newspaper Articles+

Newspaper articles have a peculiar shape. They don’t follow a clear line of reading…

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Climate Exchange+

Is there a “scientific consensus that humans are largely responsible for global…

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Al Gore’s Math Problem+

In his book/film An Inconvenient Truth, Gore relates a conversation he had with Carl…

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For our friends at PETA+

This is what happens when Ali G writes your garment labels……

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I’m Just Trying To Get A Head…+

From some designer with a very upset therapist,  here’s the latest in word in…

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Blowing Up Baby+

…blowing 6th graders into an atomic mist just because they forgot to turn out…

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Categorically Speaking…+

We are adding a mixed assortment of categories, which should betray the kind of thing…

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Who is eating whom, and why?+

Help us find them.  Expose them.  Pin them in the same merciless spotlight they use…

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