While they juggle the needs of their shows with the demands of residents, many producers say they are also scrambling to capture the rustic and unglamorous portions of the city, which are gradually being trampled beneath the march of gentrification.
The old New York Shipyard in Red Hook, once a go-to spot for shows that needed a hardscrabble, industrial edge, recently became the home of an Ikea furniture store.
“Often,” said Mr. Ross of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “I’ll send a scout out to someplace and I’ll say, ‘It’s a really great old warehouse. My guy will go out there and they’re like, ‘Nothing’s there any more. It’s gone.’ ”
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Yoav Gross of B'Tselem said the settlers can be heard giving the army a one-minute ultimatum to act against the Palestinians or they would do the job themselves.
"They started counting one, two, three...," he said. "They were giving orders to the soldiers, not the other way around."
One Israeli human rights lawyer, Michael Sfard, says most soldiers do not realize they have not only the right but also the duty, as the occupying power, to defend Palestinians.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Photo by Rina Castelnuovo from the New York Times.
The Islamic Eid and Jewish Rosh Hashanah both fall within the same week this year: Rosh Hashanah is tonight and I believe Eid is either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the moon. Ethan Bronner takes a look at the overlapping religious holidays and how it comes into play in Jerusalem this year. There is something lacking within the article itself. Bronner is, in my opinion, focusing too much on the Jewish side of it, with only one quote from a Palestinian Muslim. However, the feature photo is amazing.
Monday, September 8, 2008
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Lombardo then asked, "Who here still reads books in paper form?" Everyone raised their hands.
"Think about that," he said, and walked away from the podium.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Vogue India editor, Priya Tanna, had this to say about the editorial (from the New York Times):
“Lighten up,” she said in a telephone interview. Vogue is about realizing the “power of fashion” she said, and the shoot was saying that “fashion is no longer a rich man’s privilege. Anyone can carry it off and make it look beautiful,” she said.
“You have to remember with fashion, you can’t take it that seriously,” Ms. Tanna said. “We weren’t trying to make a political statement or save the world,” she said.
(Thanks, Ekyjot, for pointing out the article to me.)
"I hate September 1st--all those college kids moving in and everything."
Granted, Katie and I are college kids (graduate college kids, which make us better, I would hope), but our neighbors across the street and in our building aren't college students.
Just had to point that out.