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Southern Crescent

Yes I guess the gate of heaven is everywhere. But you had to see on your cellphone in the dark that the train would be two hours late turning us three back home at exactly the right moment so that … Continue reading

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How to change the “Confederate” name of a church

Confederate symbols in churches, especially Episcopal churches in Virginia and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., have followed a pattern of controversy parallel to, but distinct from, the civic battles over their removal from public spaces. In Episcopal churches directly … Continue reading

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Real news, in my opinion

Fake news was real. There really were a bunch of teenagers in a former Communist city in the former Yugoslavia cranking out confections with tabloid-headlines quoting fake FBI sources saying Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, or whatever. Kids … Continue reading

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After tragic fire in historic synagogue: Shared space or hyper-gentrification?

Story and photos by Doug Cumming NEW YORK — An abandoned synagogue that for 120 years housed New York’s oldest Eastern European Jewish congregation was not noticed much – until it lit up the sky last May. The flames that pillared … Continue reading

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Rounding Manhattan

The tourists sitting in rows on the top deck of the docked Circle Line Manhattan waited to be entertained, and at $41 per adult ticket, $27 for children, it better be good. “Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls,” a brassy … Continue reading

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Tweeting BLM event in Brooklyn

Took subway to end of the line on Flatbush Avenue  to cover a Black Lives Matter rally on the two-year anniversary of jail-cell death of Sandra Bland in Texas. Douglas Cumming @cummingd Jul 13 Flatbush and Nostrand, Brooklyn Douglas Cumming … Continue reading

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“Kid Pro Quo” – headline in NY Daily News

A class exercise, after viewing White House news conference of July 11. Photos and story by Doug Cumming President Trump, who had repeatedly dismissed “the Russia thing” as a hoax and sour grapes, faced dramatic evidence to the contrary yesterday. … Continue reading

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