The Real Meaning of ‘Rachmanism’
Rachman was depicted as a sleazy foreigner, a stateless Jew, willing to rent properties to blacks and prostitutes had undermined the lives of decent white English people. All of this flowed into the undertow of what was understood by “Rachmanism.”
December 23, 2019
An Interview with David Simon
David Simon: Frankly, I’ve never been good at writing to the common denominator. I’m still not. I haven’t done one show that was a huge ratings hit. What I never do is raise my hand and say, “This could be a hit. Make this because this could be a hit.” The minute I do that, I’m done as me.
August 22, 2018
Ricketts to Reporters: Drop Dead
Last week’s unexpected shutdown of the online news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist came as a shock. News organizations’ only recourse at present is to hope that Congress may enact antitrust legislation that takes into account the monopolistic evolution of the Internet.
November 8, 2017
I left the New Museum’s “The Last Newspaper”—a show that sets out to explore the relation between newspapers and art at the end of the print era—with my fingers black from printer’s ink, just as they used to be years ago when I read the *Times* every morning on the subway.
November 1, 2010