Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Samuel G. Freedman
Twice during the past six months, I've traveled to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, the neighborhood infamously ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. As a New Yorker, I have reason to pass within sight of Ground Zero, site of the former World Trade Center, at least every few weeks. These incidental pilgrimages have taken on extra meaning for me lately,...
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David A. Harris
In an exchange between British blogger Joy Wolfe and leaders of the "Free Gaza" campaign -- which recently sent two boats to Gaza in the hope of garnering media attention -- an Israeli-based member, Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, condemned Israel for "collective punishment of 1.5 million people," "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity," and described Gaza as "an open prison, a sort...
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Media Clippings The world, especially in all of its particulars, continues to evolve rapidly these days. As print journalism struggles for survival in the United States, it seems that, in India, magazines are thriving, and especially lifestyle magazine with high-end design and content. And why shouldn't that be so? It makes perfect sense in our constantly shifting landscape. India's economy...
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Media Clippings When the immensely successful director Sydney Pollack died at age 73 of cancer several months ago, there was an outpouring of praise for him as an artist and a person. I read a lot of the pieces, but just caught up with one of the best, thanks to a colleague who passed on the June 9 issue of...
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The fate of the electronic book and its effect on publishing was the subject of yet another article in the Arts section of The New York Times . Reporter Edward Wyatt began by asking "Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?" This was a topic, he wrote, that both "energized and unnerved" people attending BookExpo America out in Los...
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