Thursday, December 16, 2021


from the cover story in the new ‘Atlantic’:

‘When a local newspaper vanishes, research shows, it tends to correspond with lower voter turnout, increased polarization, and a general erosion of civic engagementMisinformation proliferates. City budgets balloon, along with corruption and dysfunction. The consequences can influence national politics as well; an analysis by Politico found that Donald Trump performed best during the 2016 election in places with limited access to local news.’

Tuesday, December 14, 2021


AS I HELD THE SIGN YESTERDAY on Chambers Street a car pulled up with the side window down and a 50-something guy from the islands said ‘I completely agree with that. If they can’t do that, they can’t do anything’.


The author discusses “Lu, Reshaping,” her story from the latest issue of ‘The New Yorker’: