Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving. Open City Blog. NYC. 11.25.2010

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m in upstate New York today, looking out the window at a mountain range that includes Meads Mountain, Indian Head and Overlook. It’s overcast, so the purple light that often shades the mountains during winter looks blue-gray, and Read More

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Patti Smith Wins National Book Award. NYC. 11.18.2010

Last night Patti Smith won the National Book Award for Just Kids at a ceremony in NYC attended by many people using Twitter to send messages instantly to the rest of us who were sitting at home. I followed the Read More

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My Solo Photography Show. Rondout Savings Bank. Woodstock, NY. 11.12.2010

When I was offered a solo show at the Rondout Savings Bank, I was thrilled. And then I thought about how I don’t really shoot series photos and about how I’d never tried to make groups of photos that worked Read More

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Coffee House Culture. NYC. 11.11.2010

Years ago, I took acting class in a studio space on West 71th Street above Cafe La Fortuna. Back then I had no idea how attached I would become to Fortuna’s dim back room, exposed brick walls, and private outdoor Read More

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Al Pacino. The Merchant of Venice. Broadhurst Theatre. NYC. 11.4.2010.

On Tuesday night, I saw Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice on Broadway, and he was great. After the play, fans gathered at the stage door, the NYPD roped off both sides of 44th Street with that famous yellow Read More

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