Gillian Reagan

What Charter Families Are Saying:

What Charter Families Are Saying

Bio: Gillian Reagan is managing editor at Capital. She joined the team for the site's launch in May 2010. She was previously media editor at The Business Insider and a reporter for The New York Observer. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Programming note: A spam-comment solution

The spam bots (actually we think they are humans) have been vicious here at Capital lately. So we're going to start approving registrations as a temporary solution.

Jan. 3, 2011


A Capital send-off for 2010

Like all of you, we're guessing, the blizzard has locked down the Capital staff in our respective apartments. So here we are, live from living rooms in Astoria to South Williamsburg, sending along end-of-year greetings after our first six months in business.

Dec. 27, 2010


A Capital anticipation list: Jets, the Met, the map floor, hometown fighters

Each week, Capital's editors will offer a list of the events, activities, releases and personal obsessions that we are looking forward to during the next week. Here is a list of our anticipations.

Dec. 17, 2010


Capital 2010 Almanac: The year of '90s nostalgia

Can we make any sense of movies like Grease without noting that its creative energy was coming from a generation of gatekeepers who came of age in the '50s?

Dec. 16, 2010


Capital 2010 Almanac: The year of the iPad

The first entry in a month-long series about life in 2010.

Dec. 6, 2010


Barry and Kalman on the state of illustration, sort of

Barry's new book is filled with smoking monkies who drink "all your wine and read all your tabloids," ballerinas with six eyes, and “scrap-heads” made of newspaper clippings and children’s construction paper.

Dec. 3, 2010


A chance on meatballs: A Lower East Side sub shop gets serious foodie props, and heads to Brooklyn

Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, two childhood friends from the Upper East Side, opened The Meatball Shop in February on Stanton Street. It's a hit.

Dec. 2, 2010


Like Thanksgiving in your ears

We asked some friends to tell us about their favorite "comfort albums." They are the albums we find ourselves revisiting over and over again, either for a dose of nostalgia or to honor a seasonal tradition. Or they are simply personal classics—records that we that have to listen to at least once a year, particularly this time of year, for whatever reason.

Nov. 24, 2010


Cyborg City: New York’s central nervous system is growing; here’s what it can do

Parking sensors, garbage sensors, traffic sensors, health sensors: The city as an aggregate of its data.

Nov. 19, 2010


On the generational, and digital, divide in feminism

At a discussion last night, the old argument about feminist "waves" and a new one about the digital revolution collided.

Nov. 11, 2010