A quintessential NYC movie (& screening)

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Monday night, the Bryant Park outdoor summer film series sponsored by HBO is featuring one of the quintessential New York City crime dramas — the 1971 best picture Oscar winner “The French Connection,” starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider. Can’t think of a better movie to see outside on a summer night with a bunch […] [Read More]

‘A non-violent Buddhist brandocracy with nuclear capability’

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Few writers have a better handle on the craziness of modern capitalism than James P. Othmer, whose 2006 debut novel “The Futurist” followed a marketing specialist who didn’t care whether he was helping to sell sneakers or porn. Othmer is back with a second novel — “Holy Water” (Doubleday) — that takes off from the global […] [Read More]