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A city like a web too intricate to understand

That’s how Dylan describes New York (recalling his entry into the Greenwich Village scene in the early 60s) in the first volume of his memoirs, Chronicles.Dylan will, no doubt, be a major character when I get around to writing about the downtown scene in the...

33 1/3 Goes to College

Over the years we’ve tinkered here and there with our syllabus for Writing New York, trying to fix little problems that have plagued us along the way.One challenge I’d never expected when we planned this course originally is that the beloved unit I’d...