Monthly Archives: August 2011

Made in the USA

Want to support American jobs? Buy a book. Printers, writers, booksellers, librarians, loggers, editors — these are few of the mostly domestic jobs your book-buying buck underwrites. I think this holds true for most countries, and I’m certain it’s true … Continue reading

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This week in conspicuous art theft

Isn’t it great when the thief looks directly at the camera? At about 6pm, on Thursday, August 11, the master criminal depicted above strolled into the Marc Ecko Gallery on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, and strolled out with $100,000 … Continue reading

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Is it a curse, or a coincidence? Why are so many bright stars extinguished, at the height of their luminosity, at the age of 27? Amy Winehouse is only the latest. Like with many who passed before her, our collective … Continue reading

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