Things That Piss Me Off From The NY Times

Marion on September 17, 2012

So there’s this extremely offensive-to-Muslims 14 minute video and riots are breaking out and people have been killed in parts of the world where (1) people don’t have the same understanding of “free speech” that we have in the US, (2) may be misinformed about free speech in the US (for example they may believe […]

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Marion on August 31, 2012

Glancing across the platform I spotted myself sitting on a bench thirty years ago waiting for a downtown train, fleeing some boy because because I realized I wasn’t who he thought I was, or maybe I was, but he was no longer interested. Present me wanted to shout, “Get on with things. Stop fucking around. […]

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Marion on May 22, 2012

A life can spin out of control easily. The young man was in trouble. Never, arrested before in his life, suddenly he was facing serious felony charges. There was a potential to spend years in prison. On top of this, he was an immigrant who had come to the US as a child, a conviction […]

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Marion on March 21, 2012

It’s the racism. It’s the racism and the firearms. It’s the racism, the firearms and vigilante culture. It’s the racism, the firearms, the vigilante culture and everybody wanting to be a hero and enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame. It’s the racism, the firearms, the vigilante culture, everybody wanting to be a hero and enjoy […]

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Marion on January 24, 2012

Last week, I went to the Apollo to see the Prez. Let me repeat that because there’s something magical and ridiculously unlikely in that sentence.  Obama, is, of course, the first sitting president to ever come to the Apollo.  Ten or fifteen years ago, Harlem was much less safe and chic than it is today, […]

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