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For We Were Strangers in Egypt

When Cardinal Roger Mahoney of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gave his Ash Wednesday sermon in 2006, he called on Catholics to aid immigrants both legal and not. Taking inspiration from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, he reminded his parish of the ancient injunction: Treat the stranger as you would the native-born because you were once strangers in the land of Egypt.

Ninja Playground

On September 25th, Microsoft’s Halo 3 video game earned $170 million dollars, the highest single-day take of any form of entertainment, ever. But if you really want to know what’s going on with the phenomenon of modern games, you have to look at the way players tackle the hardest of hardcore games, Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

Lessons In Life and English

“In this country, there’s no time for love. Nobody make time for love.” That got everybody laughing because Marie was eight months pregnant.

The City From A Rowboat

From a not-so-quite distance, New York City looks peaceful, tiny, and conquerable. Instead of riding around in the leisurely and loud Circle Line ships that frequent the waterways of New York, I am grunting with my fellow rowers, pushing and pulling our way through the messy tides of the Hudson.

The Community Thing

A huge, tattooed biker named Lucifer looked over at his next door neighbors’ door. He caught the eye of a toddler who was slowly making her way down the front steps. “Hey, mami! How you doing? You going out for a walk with grandma today?”

Invasion of the Stroller-Fiends

When hip, white, wholesome 20-to-30-something New Yorkers with good jobs want to breed, they buy a stroller and move to Park Slope, Brooklyn.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2007

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