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Rita: A Baton Rouge Diary, Part 6

by 09/29/2005
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

No rest for the weary: Johnny finally returns to NO, and it seems mere moments pass before he has to evacuate again

Mop Her Up: Homeless at the Vertical Club

by 09/29/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

In the 1980's, the VC was the place to be seen. A homeless person living there and looking good symbolizes its vapid excesses

Milton: Alternative Abuses for the Yarmulke

by 09/29/2005
Neighborhood: Boro Park, Brooklyn

In this utterly sacreligious reminiscence, the author recalls exploiting Orthodox accoutrements for an amusingly base purpose

Two Stories About Teaching in Queens

by 09/29/2005
Neighborhood: Outer Boroughs, Queens

Micrononfiction about the joy of pedagogy

Fiberglass Dogs

by 09/27/2005
Neighborhood: Times Square

A flatbed truck full of fiberglass dogs inspires a piece of investigative journalism, complete with interviews

Brand New Leather Jacket

by 09/23/2005
Neighborhood: Harlem

you have to look at the store, it is all glass with manikins in the window with the latest style clothes.

Katrina: A Baton Rouge Diary, Part 5

by 09/22/2005
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

Johnny finally returns to New Orleans

Katrina: A Baton Rouge Diary, Part 4

by 09/22/2005
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

Johnny surveys the media reaction to Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of New Orleans

Hugging Away the Dishwasher

by 09/22/2005
Neighborhood: West Village

Washington Square is transcendent for a French New Yorker just one fight away from a long-term relationship

Two Feet of Slippery Vinyl

by 09/22/2005
Neighborhood: Outer Boroughs, Staten Island

A visit to the mysterious Staten Island proves that sometimes the opposite sex is the Sixth Borough

Katrina: A Baton Rouge Diary, Part 3

by 09/15/2005
Neighborhood: Letter From Abroad

As a semblance of normal life begins to return to Louisiana, Johnny recounts events and recalls the past

The Conduct Slip

by 09/15/2005
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

In the early 80's, a student of St. Cecilia's Catholic School takes a stand when makeup is banned. The ending is pure punk rock