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Annals of Erosion (cont’d):

Nicholas Kristof and Paul Krugman in tagteam match against Ashcroft and minions on today’s New York Times op-ed page: “When we look back at how our country has handled the last year, we have much to be hugely proud of — and, perhaps, one thing to be just a bit embarrassed about“, according to Kristof. And for The Long Haul, “the challenge now is to find a way to cope with the threat of terrorism without losing the freedom and prosperity that make America the great nation it is, ” says Krugman. NY Times

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Buddha in Every Borough

‘There are Buddhas and Buddhas-to-be all over New York City. That man asleep on the sidewalk is a candidate. Likewise that working mother with the three irrepressible kids on the subway. Even guys in business suits have potential. Why not? It makes sense that a great city of immigrants is also a city of transmigrant souls.

The new art season will offer lots of opportunities for Buddha-spotting with a multi-institutional collaboration called “The Buddhism Project,” designed to explore links between Buddhism and the arts in contemporary American culture. Exhibitions and installations will pop up in all five boroughs; artists, curators and scholars will join monks, nuns and lamas to share work and ideas.’ NY Times