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Don’t Mock Jared Kushner for Identifying as a Woman

JARED KUSHNER was the subject of much mockery in the media yesterday, due to the discovery that he checked the box that says “female“ on her voter registration form. I say if Kushner wants to identify as a woman, then all power to her, and we should respect her wishes.            

When Will Hudson Take a Bite Out of Crime?

ONCE AGAIN HUDSON POLICE CHIEF L. Edward Moore stood before a group of citizens and asked for patience as police continue their investigation into seven shootings in the city over the past four months, including one where a man was killed in August. Moore’s appeal came at a monthly meeting of the Police Committee of the Hudson Common…

Proposed Berkshire Innovation Center Lacks Raison d’Etre

THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD has earmarked $1 million from the GE Economic Development Fund to jump start the stalled construction of the proposed Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), according to iBerkshires. The 10-year-old project, which is purportedly going to be something between a business incubator and a research and development center, is proposed as a 20,000 square-foot facility at the…

Random Notes and Favorite Quotes from Bob Dylan’s New Q&A

by Seth Rogovoy Among Bob Dylan’s many talents besides his widely-acclaimed, Nobel Prize-winning songwriting is doing interviews and, back in the 1960s when artists did them as a matter of course, holding press conferences. Dylan has always used the interview format as a means of personal expression in no less a creative and formalistic way…

An Agenda for the Day After

by Seth Rogovoy Assuming there is a decisive victor in Tuesday’s presidential election – but regardless of who that victor is – this is what must happen on Wednesday, the day after, in order to restore democracy and the rule of law in our political system: FBI director James Comey must do the honorable thing…

Leonard Cohen’s Mystical Midrash

by Seth Rogovoy This article was originally published in Hadassah Magazine in the April/May 2015 issue. Subsequently, I was awarded a 2016 Simon Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association for excellence in arts and criticism for this piece.   ARTIST OF THE YEAR, songwriter of the year, and “fan choice” of the year. Katy Perry?…

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Achievement

  by Seth Rogovoy BOB DYLAN HAS BEEN a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature for many years, but I don’t think any of us really thought he’d ever win. Now that he has, the question remains, what’s left? He’s already won all the other awards – medals of honor and freedom from the…