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Those who are loudly excoriating N.Y.U. on the Playhouse should choose their battles more wisely and refrain from knee-jerk attacks on the university whenever any opening arises. This behavior becomes akin to the Boy Who Cried Wolf — and only serves to diminish the impact of the watchdogs’ vital message.
Letters to the Editor
The Progressive Death Panel: Nadler, Maloney et al
By Cormac Flynn
Roughly 46 million Americans lack basic health insurance. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, some 30 million of them are in households with incomes less than double the official poverty level. These people live at the edge of a precipice, where a single bout of mild illness can start an avalanche that will bury their dreams and stunt the opportunities of their children.
In Provence, dark memories, but hope for the future
By Patricia Fieldsteel
NYONS, France September 1 holds a particular significance in Europe the Nazi invasion of Poland. France and Britain declared war two days later, officially signalling the beginning of World War II. Here in this small corner of Provence, September 1 has a more personal meaning.
Photo courtesy Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
While New York University says the grass at Silver Towers needs to be preserved from dogs, a dispute between the university and local preservationists is brewing over the signage used to convey the prohibition, as well as other signs and small fixtures installed on the grounds of the landmarked complex.
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Recalling violinist Lea Luboshutz becomes her
By Jerry Tallmer
You want to know from royalty?
This is royalty: Two ladies grande dames are strolling down the main street of Rockport, Maine. One is the world-famous violinist Lea Luboshutz, better known to headline writers and everybody else as Lubo. She owns a summer house in Rockport. The other lady is her dear friend, the Baroness de Rothschild. This is some years ago, you understand.
On Fourth Street, classic meets contemporary
By Bonnie Rosenstock
Teatro Círculo has been on the go ever since it was born fifteen years ago as a traveling company. It was the brainchild of a group of CUNY graduate students of Spanish literature, who mounted their first production (based on three interludes by Cervantes), as a homage to one of their retiring professors a Cervantes specialist. As a result of the shows success, they were asked to tour it around to the other CUNY colleges.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
The Baader Meinhof Complex (+)
This terrorist gang, which operated in Germany in the 1970s, was very effective.
Give Me Your Hand (-)
There is such a dearth of good, interesting films that I find myself grabbing on to the slightest offering. This film met my time requirement on a Friday night following my live Bloomberg radio program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 1130 AM on the dial. Further, it was playing at one of my favorite theaters, the Quad Cinema, located in the Village a few blocks from my home.
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