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Declaration of interdependence

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Two kinds of people in this world” says the great Lindsay Buckingham song “Go Insane,” which boils each and…

Four friends, many spirits

Four friends, many spirits

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Stare into a champagne flute and you’ll find little beyond a fleet of rising bubbles and the prospect of…

Ten top flicks and honorable mentions

Ten top flicks and honorable mentions

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Making year-end lists is something of a difficult and arbitrary task, as comparing the relative quality of radically different…

Behind the bar, to serve and preserve

Behind the bar, to serve and preserve

BY NORMAN BORDEN  |  Chances are the Terminal Bar wasn’t what Frank Sinatra had in mind when he famously sang, “It’s quarter to…

Just Do Art on New Year’s Day

Just Do Art on New Year’s Day

BY SCOTT STIFFLER THE POETRY PROJECT’S 41st ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY MARATHON BENEFIT READING Founded in 1966 by the late Paul Blackburn —…

No pause for ‘Effects’ festival

No pause for ‘Effects’ festival

Curated by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson, the Special Effects festival is a brick and mortar articulation of their online Contemporary Performance Network…

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At Saturday’s Chinatown memorial for slain Police Officer Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, paper money was burned — so that, in traditional Chinese belief, the deceased would not…

A reported 2,500 hardy souls took the Polar Bear Plunge at Coney Island on New Year’s Day. The water was 41 degrees, which was actually slightly warmer than…

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A sea of blue floods in to send off slain officer

Scoopy, Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Straphangers swing back in time on the M line

Signs of the turbulent times

Taylor Swift, the heart of it all, and a fish

Like after 9/11 and Sandy, it’s time for unity

SantaCon: It takes all kinds

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Chinese Memorial Tradition

Chinese Memorial Tradition

At Saturday’s Chinatown memorial for slain Police Officer Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, paper money was burned — so that, in traditional Chinese belief, the…

Clayton Patterson View all

Where are our politicians on Taylor Swift?!

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | I have been impressed by the number of passionate and intelligent responses I have been getting from the Taylor Swift column in the comment…

Ray just keeps on rolling

Photo by Clayton Patterson How time flies — and cigarette prices rise — when you’re serving up delicious fries. Ray a.k.a. Asghar Ghahraman, above in 1992, recently marked the…

Actors, artists, activists, all in the mix on L.E.S.

Actors, artists, activists, all in the mix on L.E.S.

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Tom Corn, artist and musician, left, and Grady Alexis, an artist from Haiti, hanging out at Bullet Space squat on E. Third St. in…

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Declaration of interdependence

Declaration of interdependence

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Two kinds of people in this world” says the great Lindsay Buckingham…

Four friends, many spirits

Ten top flicks and honorable mentions

Behind the bar, to serve and preserve

Just Do Art on New Year’s Day