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(Extended) Goodbye Letter From the Editor

I’ve had my share of tough assignments over the past two decades in journalism, but this one is by far the hardest: my goodbye letter.



Hat Trick

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has accomplished much in her life. Rolling Stone has named her the No. 1 vocalist of the rock era. In 1987, she became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She has had 20 No. 1 singles.



Bye Bye

Last week, the Long Island Press ran a story on David Cohen, legal counsel for the Bayport-Blue Point (BBP) Union Free School District [“Playing God,” March 26] and his heavy-handed tactics while conducting so-called religious sincerity hearings.



Immunizations: Playing God

Are you familiar with the Spanish Inquisition? You remember, that ecclesiastical tribunal established in 1478, the one that accused, harassed, challenged and tortured people it believed were heretics.



First He’ll Take Manhattan

When you talk about musical geniuses, especially lyrical ones, no one—no one—compares to Leonard Cohen. Not any of the so-called poets of our time—The Boss, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, nope, not even Dylan.



First He’ll Take Manhattan: Reclusive Leonard Cohen Performs For First Time in 15 Years

When you talk about musical geniuses, especially lyrical ones, no one—no one—compares to Leonard Cohen. Not any of the so-called poets of our time—The Boss,…