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Neil Freeman’s Alternative Geography

Two Sundays ago, the artist and urban planner Neil Freeman stood in front of a vacant lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn, beneath the elevated J train and across the street from an apartment blasting Colombian <i>cumbia</i> music. “This is the geographic center of New York,” he said to me and five others shivering …

Glad to Be Unhappy: The French Case

Sometimes, even the wrong question can get the right answer. So, at least, it appears from a report in the <i>Guardian</i> about Claudia Senik, a French economist who will present a paper in London next month to show that, despite the generally excellent material conditions of life in France, “the French …

Rap Sheet

Here’s the origin story for Hip Hop Word Count, the database of fifty thousand rap songs, beginning in 1979, which, among other things, can tell someone when a particular word, such as “champagne,” first appeared in a rap song, whose song it was, and where he or she came from (February, 1982; …

Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia

A Twitter rant by Richard Dawkins re-exposes a disturbing Islamophobic streak among the New Atheists<p>Richard Dawkins, the preppy septuagenarian and professional atheist whose work in the field of evolutionary biology informs his godless worldview, has always been a prickly fellow. The British …

Watching the Beats grow old | Salon.com

But there’s more here than historical documentation. Some of the photographs stand on their aesthetic merits. We see the poet Gregory Corso, seated on the floor of a tiny attic apartment, draped in a wool coat, clutching a curtain rod that looks like a miniature spear. His posture is defensive, and …

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Editorial: Tax attacks

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Stephen Collins's cartoon: Drone poetry

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Anne Applebaum

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