Andrew Bujalski's film Funny Ha Ha celebrated its 10th anniversary last night at Anthology Film Archives, with the director and one of his biggest fans, Lena Dunham, in attendance.
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“I would not … uh,” Maddow said, when an audience member at the Union Square Barnes & Noble ask when she would run for Congress. She stopped to shake her head. “I have a really good job and I don’t want to run for office. Listen, I have a lot of respect for a lot of people who run for office, but I have not met the jurisdiction that would elect me. I don’t want to serve in elected office, but I wish that more people who wanted me to, would, frankly.”
It's been more than 30 years since women began to vote in greater numbers than men in presidential elections, and four since Hillary Clinton almost became the Democratic nominee for president.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said he was “heartened” by yesterday’s agreement between the Bloomberg administration and Council Speaker Christine Quinn to give the agency charged with reviewing police complaints more teeth, but said more needed to done to ensure its financial independence.
“Personally I would go further than that on both sides, but I think that’s probably more politically doable today,” he said.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments on Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Representative Jerry Nadler said he feared what would become of the health care bill in the hands of a “radical and unpredictable” group of justices.
Foer has just edited The New American Haggadah, translated from the Hebrew by fellow author Nathan Englander, and the two shared the stage, though their personalities were hardly a match. Foer was there to slowly and clearly tell the story of how their joint project evolved; Englander to frenetically dive into the ideas inside and engage their abstruse mysticism.
It was perhaps unsurprisingly an older crowd, with a smattering of hip and literate looking people in their 20s with possible inclinations toward Gershom Sholem or Walter Benjamin or others in the old Schocken Books canon.
"I recognize that it’s tough to simply get rid of this meat byproduct overnight, but the Department of Education has to tell us what the plan is to get rid of pink slime."
Last week, Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature reached a hard-fought agreement on redistricting state and federal lines in New York State. Now the politics start all over again, this time with the once-a-decade redrawing of the City Council lines.
When Gopnik wondered aloud whether the sugar-salt food culture of the U.S. could be redirected, Stuckey went on a riff about how Starbucks had, arguably, done just that.
“So that’s where you have companies that come in building businesses using bitter coffee and dark chocolates, and so that starts at the entrepreneurial level, and moves kind of to the center; and we start seeing the preferences for chocolate and for coffee moving ever so slightly to the more bitter, arguably more complex range,” Stuckey said.
But they haven't gone all the way: Starbucks customers load their coffee with whipped cream, sugar and caramel on top.
“You want to get arrested, we’ll accommodate you, you know, but if you want to express yourself, that’s not the best way to express yourself," the mayor said.