Monthly Archives: November 2008

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Mass Is Class: The Public Theater and Crowd Surfing

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I had a cocktail party at my home last Thursday for the Public Theater, a New York City institution founded by a son of immigrants and dedicated to the proposition that culture should be available to all. Joseph Papp, who grew up in the Yiddish-speaking enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, taught himself English by reading Shakespeare. […]

AP: What’s Old Is New

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I had lunch last Thursday with Mike Oreskes, the US editor for the Associated Press. At a time when AP’s owners, the newspaper industry, are sailing in difficult economic waters, the AP is thriving as a news provider to print, radio and television. “We are a news organization that is becoming increasingly important in this […]


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I saw a segment on ABC Evening News on Monday that is alarming for several reasons. Take a look at this before reading on (disclosure – I do not know the facts around the event beyond what has been reported). Why am I concerned? First, AIG attempts to conceal its identity at an upscale resort […]

Forty Years in Chicago

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Barack Obama’s victory on Tuesday night was exciting for people all over the world, from young Indonesians celebrating at his former school to African Americans recognizing that the dream of equal opportunity has been achieved. For a guy who grew up in Chicago in the 60s, the vignette of nearly one million Americans of all […]

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