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Volume 77 / Number 39
February 27 - March 4, 2008
The A List
Anti-bullying efforts still urgently needed
As the recent tragic shooting death of Lawrence King, a gay 15-year-old in a Southern California school, makes clear, political leaders and education officials have considerable unfinished business when it comes to protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and others stigmatized by hatred, prejudice and ridicule.
Letters to the Editor
St. Vincents: Lets not do the time warp again!
By Brad Hoylman
St. Vincents Is Modernizing
Hospital Plan Is Opposed by Neighbors
St. Vincents Hospital Plan Stirs Anger
These are headlines that could be ripped from The Villager or any other newspaper covering the plans by St. Vincents to build its new green hospital with a state-of-the-art emergency room and trauma center in the Village. But they arent from todays news.
All the news unfit to print: Times trashes McCain
By Jerry Tallmer
Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice, as she ploughed her way through last weeks full-page New York Times hot scoop on the eight-year-old romantic errancies alleged errancies of front-running G.O.P. presidential candidate John McCain.
Herman Engel, 83, pioneering documentary filmmaker
Herman J. Engel, noted documentary filmmaker, died at his Greenwich Village apartment on Feb. 21. He was 83.
Baird Jones, 53, man on the nightlife and art scene
By Lincoln Anderson
Baird Jones, a denizen of New Yorks nightlife, about which he wrote for The New York Posts Page Six column, was found dead in his E. Eighth St. apartment last Thursday night. He was 53.
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, with Assistant Chief Anthony Izzo of the Police Departments Organized Crime Control Bureau, standing in rear, on Tuesday announcing the closure of a full city block in Chinatown where sales of counterfeit goods were rampant.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
By Sarah Norris
On September 11, 2001, Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, both of whom were pregnant, lost their husbands in separate plane crashes into the World Trade Center. Although their Boston suburbs are only one town apart, they had never met until shared tragedy brought them together.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch.
London to Brighton (+) This movie is devoted to the seamy side of life involving prostitution, pimps and criminality which exists in most, if not all, cities. In this case, it is the City of London.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (+)
This movie, which takes place in Romania in the 1980s, packs a wallop.
By Steven Snyder
Enigmatic to the point of exasperating, The Duchess of Langeais is likely to confound many viewers. As the film delves deeper into the personalities of its star-crossed lovers, however, one appreciates that all of this tension is quite intentional.
Too Hot Halal hoopsters have faith in each other
By Sarah Klein
Four basketball players in black team T-shirts attempt to charge down the rubber court, but one lags behind at a slow jog. One player scores. His teammates slap hands and a celebratory roar rises from the stands. But seconds later, someone else misses an easy shot. A varsity basketball player refereeing the game, who towers over the players he is watching, muffles a laugh.
A sublime construction of Israeli stones
By Talia Page
Following the enormous success of showings in New York over the past decade, Michal Rovners latest installation, Makom II, at the PaceWildenstein gallery, has been highly anticipated. Rovner initially garnered public notice with her 1997 film, Border, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, and received more than a dozen subsequent screenings at major international venues. In 2001, Notes, her collaboration with composer Philip Glass, was featured at the annual Lincoln Center Festival.
Life, summed up in six words
By Adrienne Urbanski
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words (his creation: For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.) Smith Magazine, a web site showcasing personal narratives, invited writers to come up with their own six-word memoirs.
A castle rich with compelling narratives
By Jerry Tallmer
The Castle is a brooding, imposing four-story edifice on Riverside Drive at 140th Street, visible from the West Side Drive. Erected in 1913, it has in its time served as a Catholic girls school, a Yeshiva, and then an empty eyesore that became a crack house.
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