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My Friendly Neighborhood (Mega) Bookstore

By August 2, 2011 31 comments Permalink

As a city-dweller surrounded by progressives, I’m well aware of the need to “think globally and act locally” on a whole lot of matters. This seems especially true when it comes to commerce. “Shop local” is the mantra, prompting those of us who heed such calls to shop (and generally pay more) at farmer’s markets…

Is Violence a Spectator Sport?

By July 25, 2011 122 comments Permalink

  Andrew Cotto believes we do not need violence to be entertained or educated, nor as part of our political discourse or behavior.   I was coming home one day, not long ago, a lovely spring afternoon with flower seeds in the air and sunshine bouncing off every surface of Brownstone Brooklyn. I walked past…