October 17, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

From the Editor's Desk

A Look Back Four Years Could Be A Look Into Our Future

This column was originally published in The Wave's June 24, 2005 edition. Now that the question of mayoral control of our public schools is once again up for debate, More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Most Modern Telephone Building, Rockaway Beach, 1908

During the late 1880s the main telephone switchboard from upper Queens to the peninsula was located in the Wynn Building, on the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

MovieScope

'A Secret' - Hiding From The Holocaust

Claude Miller's brilliant film, "A Secret," deals headon with a sensitive issue often hidden about the Holocaust: European Jews, who concealed their religious and ethnic identity to evade the Nazis. More...

School Scope

Randi, Bloomie and Term Limits

Personally, I have always been opposed to term limits, as has this union. I am also, as are so many people, very concerned about the economy, and I am grateful the mayor is willing to step up. More...

Smith Speaks From Albany

What Should College Students Watch Out For? The Answer is One Word: Plastic

October is a time when college freshmen have finally settled into their studies, high school seniors begin anticipating early admission to the college of their choice, and high school juniors start lining up campus visits as they get serious about More...

The Progressive

Reflections

On September 19, I attended a political discussion on progressive politics in Europe and the United States. One of the participants in the discussion was Walter Veltroni, the leader of the Democratic Party in Italy. More...

Beachcomber

One of New York City's great institutions is coming back to town. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is back at Pier 86 and will reopen to the public on November 8 at 10 a.m. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Halloween seems to be the most important day in October! For one thing, Americans spend a lot of money for Halloween—costumes for evergrowing kids, candy and decorations can rack up a good total for a lot of folks. More...

From The Artists Studio

A Hidden Turnip And A 'Rapt' Mummy - Opening Reception And Halloween

Bats, cats, conspiratorial turnips. A world of Frankenstein and Tiny Dancers. An odd fish, dueling elephants and donkeys. A bow, or should I say bow-wow, to Van Gogh. A poet's Henny Youngman. And a beleaguered wife's wildest fantasy. More...

HOROSCOPE

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Notes On Consumer Affairs

Prepaid phone cards offer a convenient and often inexpensive way for consumers to place calls to domestic and international phone numbers. More...

Simon says...

With the economy going into a major slump, the record fall of the stock market for the past week, it is quite clear we are headed toward a depression. More...

The Inner Voice

It is very difficult to keep our own balance when the future is unknown, and we have to wait till we get all the information to make our decisions or next steps. Peace and patience sometimes go hand in hand. More...


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