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Police Commissioner Defends Scrutiny of Black Nightclub by Touting African-American Cousin Who Hangs There

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – According to “Closing time for city bars under scrutiny,” an article in the local paper of record, the Register-Star, Gary Graziano, the police commissioner of Hudson, defended a meeting’s heavy emphasis on the Savoia, a club catering largely to a black clientele, on lower Warren Street, from charges of racism by mentioning he has an…

The 10 Books That Have Most Influenced Me

People have been posting lists of the 10 books that have been most influential on their lives all over the Interwebs and on social media. I’ve listed mine below, with the reminder that these are the books I deem most influential – on my thought, on my life – and not necessarily my favorite books…

Help Me!

I’m seeking a freelance assistant for executive tasks, research, and errands. Ideal candidate needs to be resourceful, discreet, trustworthy, polite, patient, good on the phone, able to gather information and to solve problems. Hiring on an as-needed, project basis at first; could grow into something else. Please apply via email to: seth@rogovoy.com        

Have I Been Plagiarized by Marc Gronich? You Decide.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon an article on the web that caught my eye – “Paul McCartney: The Jew-ish Beatle?” – not only because it’s a topic that interests me, but also because I actually wrote an article that was published in a national weekly newspaper on the very same topic in November…

Feedback on the Rogovoy Report’s Coverage of Hamas-Israel Battle

A note from Allissa Wickham, first run in The Rogovoy Report on Friday, July 11, 2014, commenting on my selection of stories reporting on the battle between Hamas and Israel – reprinted below – elicited several responses from other readers. They immediately follow Wickham’s original message:   I’m sure you’re going to get a lot…

Mayor Tips Hand on ‘Vendetta’ Against Alderman

  by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., July 3, 2014) – A close reading of an article in today’s Register-Star (“Hallenbeck questions city’s mass gathering bill”) newspaper ostensibly about Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr.’s reservations regarding a newly-amended mass gathering permit law passed by the Common Council unanimously on June 17 reveals perhaps more than…

The Clark Art Institute, Transformed

by Seth Rogovoy (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 30, 2014) – Forget everything you ever knew and thought of about visiting the Clark Art Institute, because the experience has utterly and totally been changed. And this is a good thing. Everything is different – well, except maybe for the permanent collection. You know – the Renoirs, Homers,…

14 Reasons to Love a Heat Wave

by Seth Rogovoy   We are about to enter into a stretch of hazy, hot and humid weather with highs in the 90s and the heat index making it feel like 100 or more. But for shut-ins and lazyboneses like me, there is a silver lining to this hellish time of year. I’ve put together…

Waiting for Beck at MASS MoCA

by Seth Rogovoy In anticipation of seeing Beck perform at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass, on Tuesday, June 24, I’ve checked out a few recent reviews of his performances to try to get some idea of what to expect. I like to be as familiar as I can with the songs I’m going to…