February 13, 2007 |
Early last Thursday, an hour before the public was let in, biographer Robert Caro passed through a side entrance of the Museum of the City of New York to see its exhibit on Robert Moses, the public works czar whose life he documented in "The Power Broker," which portrayed Moses as a Machiavellian manipulator who became "America's greatest builder But after Caro signed the register, a security guard offered a different take on the New York bureaucrat who died in 1981.
May 18, 1998 |
Robert Moses creates jewel-like dances built on classical form and enhanced by swivels, quirks and reverent pauses. Whether he's using richly romantic taped music or rap (his selection of which is equally romantic), his carefully crafted lyricism contains moments of calm for reflecting, questioning or gathering strength.
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November 24, 1999 |
Robert Moses, a civil rights pioneer, will never forget that Mississippi August morning in 1961. He and two others showed up at the McComb County courthouse to register voters. Three white men stood in their way. Then, as Moses told an audience last week at Occidental College, in a flash he was knocked to the ground by blows to the forehead and temple. He was struck repeatedly. His face was driven into the pavement. Blood flowed.
January 18, 2014 |
The most surprising thing about "Her," the new Spike Jonze movie, is not that it dares to suggest an otherwise sane person might fall in love with the operating system that runs his computer and his smartphone. Or that middle-aged men look good in high-waisted pants. Or that it will be possible someday soon to ride a subway from downtown Los Angeles to the beach. It is something simpler: that the near future is more interesting, culturally and architecturally, than the recent past.
June 21, 2006 |
Columbia University has been given Woodlawn Cemetery's vast archives of maps, pictures, mausoleum blueprints and other materials so that architects, historians and other specialists can have access to the materials. The items from the 143-year-old New York cemetery include documents about prominent figures in literature, business, jazz, theater and the arts who are buried there, including composer Duke Ellington, author Herman Melville, builder Robert Moses and jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
July 7, 1988 |
More hospital waste, including intravenous tubing and vials of blood, washed ashore today on a Long Island beach at Robert Moses State Park, and officials declared it off limits for swimmers just a few hours after it had been reopened. Swimming bans were lifted today on other beaches along a 25-mile stretch of the island's south shore, but officials warned that winds and tides could bring more debris and force more closings. There was no word on where the material came from.