Monthly Archives: May 2011

Prez Hall: new wine [op-ed ]

Much of Wellfleet turned out on May 14th for the kickoff of Preservation Hall on Main Street. The whole opening week of free concerts and other pleasures it was the place to be, to witness, to celebrate and feel like part of this history being made. A Wellfleet love-in at its most intense. The Washashore […]

Vieques: Hype, art, and other controversial versions of “Paradise”

Recently a friend sent me yet another article on Vieques from the New York Times (6 March 2011). This piece, a review of the W Spa & Resort, contained a number of the mistakes and distortions typical of travel writing, including a recommendation to venture forth from the walls of the W to visit “the […]

[op-ed] Budget solution hiding in plain sight

The national budget crisis has been melodramatized as a diabolical puzzle with no solution but an uncomfortable sounding one involving “biting the bullet,” “sucking it up” and “cutting to the bone,” with most of the biting, sucking and cutting being done by (and to) the great majority of us. A certain logic limits our thinking […]