Peter D. Kramer, The Journal News

Peter D. Kramer

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Past articles by Peter:

Napoleon Dynamite in Tarrytown: 11 questions for Jon Heder

Jon Heder, Jon Gries and Efren Ramirez will attend September screening and Q&A of "Napoleon Dynamite" at the Tarrytown Music Hall. → Read More

Dan Masterson, Rockland's 1st poet laureate whose work was rooted in the soul, remembered

Dan Masterson eschewed mushy sentiment. He wanted "gut poems" that would capture a moment visceral and unforgettable and rooted in the soul. → Read More

He tackled Lee Zeldin's attacker. What he saw and heard is more complicated than it seems

Joe Chenelly was emcee at the Lee Zeldin rally Thursday and tackled the man who brandished a weapon at the gubernatorial candidate. → Read More

They lost loved ones to tragedy. Here's what they have to say to Buffalo, Uvalde

Families whose lives were touched by tragedy know that the year ahead for Buffalo and Uvalde with be a Year of Firsts Without. Here's how they made it. → Read More

They lost loved ones to tragedy. Here's what they have to say to Buffalo, Uvalde

Families whose lives were touched by tragedy know that the year ahead for Buffalo and Uvalde with be a Year of Firsts Without. Here's how they made it. → Read More

Buffalo one month later: When will Tops reopen? How will victims be compensated?

Tops Friendly Markets has set a path to reopening this summer, and a compensation fund for victims' families has been drafted. → Read More

NY mayors want to draw attention to gun violence crisis. Here's their plan.

Eight New York mayors and a county executive took to Zoom to declare June Gun Violence Awareness Month, after Buffalo and Uvalde. → Read More

A Buffalo pastor's challenge: Bringing comfort as loved ones learned who lived, who died

The young pastor's voice is raw from lack of sleep, emotion and many conversations. But he must keep talking through Buffalo's pain to seek change. → Read More

Buffalo shooting victim Aaron Salter Jr.: A 'hero' security guard who sprung into action

The ex-traffic cop did dad things: tinker with cars, fix the house. But his son will remembers him working on solutions to an unforeseen problems. → Read More

Where'd Hochul get the Buffalo Bills stadium money? NY forces $564M in casino payments

Gov. Kathy Hochul was talking football -- a new Bills stadium -- after playing hardball with the Seneca Nation. → Read More

Rockettes take steps to make kickline reflect diversity

The world-famous Radio City Rockettes are partnering with Black colleges and dance conservatories to make their kickline look more like America. → Read More

Historic jab: Meet Sandra Lindsay, the first COVID-19 vaccine recipient in the U.S.

A critical-care nurse, she became the public face for the COVID-19 vaccine at an essential time in the pandemic. → Read More

New York and Florida approached COVID-19 differently. What does the data say?

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took drastically different approaches to the pandemic. What does the COVID-19 data show? → Read More

High school musical theater's Metro Awards won't be back in '22, producer says

The high school equivalent of the Tonys -- for musicals in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Bergen -- are extending their pandemic pause. → Read More

No more book deals: Hochul seeks term limits, ethics changes

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to restore trust in government and proposes ethics reform and term limits for top statewide offices. → Read More

Omicron Christmas: COVID in the basement and a live bird in the tree

One son is Omicronish in the basement, another reports that a bird has flown through the open door and is somewhere in our Christmas tree. → Read More

Art of the quick-change: Here's how the Rockettes swap those costumes so fast

For every eye-high kick and Wooden Soldier fall in the Christmas Spectacular, every Rockette has an equally precise set of backstage choreography. → Read More

Want to measure that snowfall? You'll need a ruler — and these expert tips

The man who oversees New York's snowfall measurements tells how to take the most accurate readings. → Read More

For many, an 18-minute Arlo Guthrie song is a Thanksgiving tradition. Here's why.

Meet the man who was there on the day that inspired 'Alice's Restaurant' → Read More

State's food banks use COVID aid as inflation buffer

Inflation is hitting Thanksgiving shoppers at the supermarket, but New York's food banks are meeting a need, thanks to extra aid. → Read More