Author Archives: Ken Dowell

Museums: The Slow Crawl Back Toward Normal

The reopening of the Whitney Museum of American Art Continue reading

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The Men Behind the Toppled Statues

Who thought is was a good idea to celebrate the lives of racists, colonialists and slave traders? Continue reading

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Walking Away the COVID-19 Blues

Hiking trails in Northern New Jersey/Southern New York State Continue reading

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How Does Bill Barr Stack Up Against the Worst Attorneys General in U.S. History?

The politics and corruption of America’s top law enforcement officers. Continue reading

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An Oasis in the Bronx

New York Botanical Garden Continue reading

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These Guys Were Supreme Court Justices?!!

Bigotry and incompetence on the nation’s highest court. Continue reading

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Dunes

Avalon Dune and Beach Trail Continue reading

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Seven Miles, Jersey Shore

Avalon and Stone Harbor Continue reading

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Last Call at Libby’s

74-year-old Paterson hot dog joint closes Continue reading

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How I Came to Spend the Pandemic Thinking About Winston Churchill

Reviews of recent works by Candice Millard and Eric Larson Continue reading

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