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Past articles by David:

How Julián Castro Got Drowned Out

He’s a young, Latino, former mayor with serious policy proposals on all the big issues. But he’s barely polling at 1 percent. What went wrong? → Read More

There’s No Escaping Donald Trump at the Whitney Biennial—Even if He’s Not in Front of You

The 2019 Whitney Biennial is the first edition of the prestigious survey of contemporary American art of Donald Trump's presidency, and he is an unavoidable presence. → Read More

‘There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it.”

Who are the Justice Democrats—and do they care if they blow their own party up? → Read More

The Revealing Ghosts of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

A new show at the New York Historical Society is less about two men who barely knew each other, than it is the story of the civil rights movement in America. → Read More

How Dinner Parties Just Might Save Independent Bookstores

An innovative Long Island bookseller works with party givers to send guests home with books tailored to their reading habits. Amazon’s algorithms can’t beat that. → Read More

These Are The Dream Buildings New York City Never Built

'Never Built New York' at the Queens Museum is a vision of a city that never was, from a 144-block long floating airport on the west side of Manhattan to a 'Skyrise For Harlem.' → Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Moment Has Arrived

The New York senator has made sexual assault the focus of her political career. Now, the world has caught up with her. → Read More

The Creepily Influential Trumpist Foreign-Policy Think Tank You’ve Never Heard Of

Herb London used to be a fringey, failed conservative candidate in New York. Now he’s a fringey, successful guru who’s helping to shape U.S. foreign policy in the Trump era. → Read More

Why Vietnam Will Always Haunt America

The Vietnam War remains the eternal American scar. A New York Historical Society exhibition combines the political and personal to build an affecting portrait of the conflict. → Read More

Long Island’s O.G. Anti-Immigrant Politician

A little east of where Trump grew up in Queens, the immigrant-bashing variety of Trumpism came of age on Lawn Guy Island under an aggressive county executive. → Read More

‘Ink’ Reveals How Rupert Murdoch Changed Newspapers Forever

In James Graham’s play ‘Ink,’ about to transfer to London’s West End, we see a young Rupert Murdoch purchase ‘The Sun,’ heralding the modern tabloid era—for good and ill. → Read More

Why ‘Bandstand’ Is a Broadway Show Lost in Time

Don’t expect to be challenged by ‘Bandstand’ on Broadway. The soft-focus nostalgia on display is unapologetic and relentless. → Read More

‘The Hairy Ape’ at the Park Avenue Armory Is Eugene O’Neill At His Most Epic

‘The Hairy Ape’, as staged in the 55,000 square foot space of NYC’s Park Avenue Armory, is a work of art: a painting, or a puppet show perhaps. You don’t see it, so much as sink into it. → Read More

How Syrian Musician Kinan Azmeh Confronted Trump’s Travel Ban

Kinan Azmeh, a celebrated Syrian musician who has lived in New York for 16 years, was out of the US when the travel ban chaos unfolded. A nerve-wracking few days unfolded. → Read More

Can the Once Avant Garde and Erotic Evergreen Magazine Still Excite Modern Readers?

Until it folded in 1973, Barney Rosset’s Evergreen Review mixed erotica and cutting-edge writing with incendiary results. Now it’s back, with literary bad boy Dale Peck in charge. → Read More

Muslim Woman Ejected at Trump Rally

She was silently protesting. → Read More

Gun Nuts Take Aim At Trump

A militant gun-rights group calls out the Republican frontrunner for banning firearms on his own properties even as he calls for ending gun free zones. → Read More

NYPD Cop Punished for Eric Garner Death

Kizzy Adonis is first cop to face charges for his killing. → Read More

George Pataki to End Presidential Run

Told key NH backers he's out. → Read More

Hillary Clinton’s $2 Billion Money Man

Meet Dennis Cheng, the longtime Clinton aide in charge of raising hundreds of millions for Hillary’s presidential run. → Read More