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Woody Allen, Sans New York

AKIE BERMISS: As far directors go, there is probably no living director who is more synonymous with New York than Woody Allen. A majority of his movies pay deference to the great city and in turn we — the people of this city — pay Allen deference as the guy who can really shoot a New Yorker’s movie. And yet, as a the New York Times pointed out last week, several of Allen’s recent movies have been made abroad. So, it begs the question: what gives?

HOWARD MEGDAL: Akie is right, and let’s start with the understanding that Whatever Works is one of the lesser recent films Woody Allen made, a pale echo of the vital Vicky Cristina Barcelona. So New York is not the magic ingredient to making his films good recently. Continue reading

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Cultural Influence of Gender

ZOË RICE: Despite being a Manhattan-based woman with a full social calendar, I am not an “ista.” I enjoy clothes, but I am not a fashionista. I like a bargain, but I’m not a frugalista. And I have some style,…

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Obama Returning Manhattan to Native Americans?

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Let’s entertain for a moment the outlandish notion that Obama is supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People so that he can somehow give Manhattan back to the Native American population that used to occupy it and through them assume control of the island. I know that’s a lot to assume. But what’s even more presumptuous is the idea that said population would actually want Manhattan back at this point. I mean, would you? Continue reading

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Body Modification

NAVA BRAHE: Getting inked is something I’ve given a lot of thought to for a very long time.

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY:I got my first tattoo at age 19 from a man named Bear who worked at a shop on Venice Beach. Once I returned home to New Jersey, my mother cried for three days. That’s not an exaggeration. Three days.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Do I want to order burger for lunch, or a chicken sandwich? Or maybe the pulled pork, that looks good too! But I should just get a salad, they’re cheaper. No, I definitely want a burger. Or maybe soup?

Welcome to the mind of someone who should never get a tattoo.

SARA WELSH: Tattoos are an expensive and wonderful addiction.

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: I have two tattoos. One has a story, the other doesn’t. It’s funny, really. Continue reading

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