On Will Snor'eastercane Sandy Destroy NYC? This Weatherdude Says "OMG YES"

Eric Holthaus is definitely NY's best weatherman.

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

On Sympathy For Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen's criticism always reminds me of the beginning of the essay 'Hamlet and His Problems', where T.S. Eliot writes about "that most dangerous type of critic: the critic with a mind which is naturally of the creative order, but which through some weakness in creative power exercises itself in criticism instead. These minds often find in Hamlet [[or in Franzen's case, anything, including but not limited to Facebook, birds, or Edith Wharton]] a vicarious existence for their own artistic realization."

I also think he's a mighty talented novelist.

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm 1

On What's Really Pornographic? The Point of Documenting Detroit

Thanks for this, Willy. It's really great.

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm 0

On Seen And Heard At A New Jersey Beach Club This Past Weekend

@boyofdestiny Yesterday I was thinking about a three-by-three grid of crabs.

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:34 am 0

On Seen And Heard At A New Jersey Beach Club This Past Weekend

Great. Now I'll be thinking about crab zoos all morning.

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:26 am 0

On Men Like Local Train Station

I really enjoyed reading this, but the argument is fueled by the same retrograde romanticism that brought back trucker hats. Sorry.

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm 0

On I Was Briefly the Face of an Unemployed Generation


Posted on August 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm 0

On The Picasso Sale: World’s Most Expensive Artwork and My Whiskey Chocolate Chili

Right below "The Scream".

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm 0

On J-School Students Take Over 'Times' Site

So if Andy Newman is leaving The Local to take over City Room, where is Sewell Chan headed?

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm 0