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Will I Have Anything to Re-say About Sports?: The NBA/NHL/MLS/World Cup and Cable TV

Hold onto your protective gear because this column races quickly through notes on the NBA finals, the NHL Stanley Cup, the Red Bull Arena debut, and a bit of World Cup coverage.

The View from New Orleans

By now, you’ve seen the photos, read the news stories, and heard the measured—and not so measured—opinions of experts focusing on the April 20 BP explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig, where oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico.

Letter from the Gulf: The View from Plaquemines Parish

While driving down from New Orleans to Venice, “ground zero” of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I heard Parish President Billy Nungesser on a local radio show.

In Conversation

WE AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET: Gwynne Dyer, In Conversation with Robert S. Eshelman

In Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats (Oneworld, 2010), international affairs journalist Gwynne Dyer offers bleak predictions

A New Lesson Plan

Mention the name Diane Ravitch to anyone involved in American education and you are sure to get a visceral response.

Vollmann Goes East

A short introduction serves as an apology for the “string-ball of idle thoughts” that is William T. Vollmann’s newest, Kissing the Mask, a book which perhaps warrants an apology.

ARCHIVES: Best of a Decade

This October marks 10 years in print for The Brooklyn Rail.

The Happiest Uprising on Earth

It's Memorial Day weekend of 2005 and I stick two fingers in a scanner that takes an electronic picture of my fingerprints.

Message from My Uncle Peter

I have a relic of sorts that I hold dear. It’s a green foam beer cozy, worn thin from carrying hundreds of bottles of Michelob.

Happy Trails, Sort of

The comics medium and the memoir genre are very well suited to each other.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2010

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