Posts Tagged ‘ people ’

Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Love Cats That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Love Cats That Dare Not Speak Its Name

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. The national debate on gay marriage has challenged a number of institutions in 21st century America, from churches to municipal governments, from caterers to wedding photographers. Also affected is the business of Lonnie “Luv” Campbell, a 33-year old “Pet…

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Snapshots: Wondrous Helio-Copter Float, 1940

Snapshots: Wondrous Helio-Copter Float, 1940

May 1940- Winning float in the 1940 Memorial Day parade, Manufacturer’s Division. The Samson Aeronautical Manufacturing Company’s entry, featuring a scale model of a “Personal Helio-copter.” Local aerospace magnate Lemuel Samson (he of the tiny homes of Samson Heights) would eventually let his obsession with this mode of transport ruin his company and deplete his…

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At Home With… Carla Perry

At Home With… Carla Perry

The City Desk introduces a new feature which gives you a glimpse into the domestic side of our city’s movers and shakers. What happens when they leave the council chambers, newsroom, office, stadium, community center, playhouse, studio, or classroom? What do they do to unwind? What are their passions? We’ll show you how these luminaries…

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The Shrouded City

The Shrouded City

Television dramatist Stirling Silliphant famously wrote that “there are eight million stories in the naked city.” Local author Burton Becker is out to prove that our city has a few million stories of its own, even if they are a bit more conservatively dressed. Becker has just published his fourth novel, Same Time Last Year,…

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People Around Town

People Around Town

This city is full of people that you see just about every day, but about whom you know nothing. :: Ms. Tina, the city’s favorite transvestite and headliner at Ed and Ellen’s Bar, on York Avenue. She is a common sight for sore eyes walking her caramel-colored Pomeranian and is never met, no matter the…

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