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November 12, 2007, 4:20 pm
A Labor Strike on Broadway, and a Hunger Strike at Columbia
By Roja Heydarpour
What we are reading elsewhere…
Off Off Broadway never had it so good. [ArtsBeat]
One of five Columbia University students on hunger strike collapsed yesterday. Their concerns include Columbia’s expansion into Manhattanville and inadequate support for ethnic studies. Here is a blog by the strikers. And there’s more here from Columbia journalists. [The November 2007 Columbia Student Hunger Strike, The Bwog]A souped up real-estate advertisement has the broker in boxing gloves. [Queens blog]
Bothered by noise from the construction site next door? Videotape it. [Gowanus Lounge]
Former Mayor David N. Dinkins and State Senator Liz Krueger are among the names on a petition of prospective delegates for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Democratic National Convention next year. [The Politicker]
Degentrification. That’s not a word you hear everyday. [Curbed]
As some Democrats steered clear of Gov. Eliot Spitzer around election day, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo became the go-to guy. [The Daily Politics]
Barbara Walters revealed that Nancy Shevell, the M.T.A. board member who has been romantically linked to Paul McCartney, is her first cousin once removed. [People]
Could being a D.W.I. suspect in New Jersey cause permanent physical damage? [Boing Boing]
CorrectionAn earlier version of this article misstated the number of students participating in the Columbia hunger strike. It was five, not 12.
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