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Not In The Spirit Of The Holiday

I expect much of the east to be effectively shut down today: snow followed by rain followed by freezing temperatures is a recipe for a lot of ice. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is already relatively lacking in public events compared to our other national holidays, and this storm is not going to improve that …

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It Looked Familiar: Not Quite Believable

The picture above is from a graphic novel called Noir Burlesque, a gangster story set in New York around 1950. The Hotel Astor on the left, facing Times Square, is famous, and we’ve got a glimpse of one of the towers of Rockefeller Center on the far right, but what is that weirdness covering the …

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