In the News: “Triburbia” in the Times Twice

••• Karl Taro Greenfeld’s Triburbia gets reviewed by Jay McInerney in the New York Times (“It’s a mark of Greenfeld’s talent and the complexity he brings to their portraits that we almost feel sorry for them”), which also mentioned in a column about “the emergence of a new strain of pop domestic fiction. It’s one in which erotic destiny is ordained by school district—sexual dalliance facilitated by the Department of Education.” Erotic destiny? Seems to me more like a case of fishing in the lake you live on.

••• Ever wondered what it’s like inside Dakota Roadhouse during a Yankees game? “‘We’re big, and we’re loud,’ says owner Andy Menschel, 58, of Tribeca. ‘We have a 65-foot bar, and we’re a giant dose of roaring whoop-ass.’ […] And, pay your respect to the true star of the place — the owner’s Labrador, Dakota, an ‘avid Yankee fan,’ Menschel says. Whenever the crowd starts cheering during a Yankee game, Dakota runs around the customers and barks.” —New York Post

••• “The principal of Stuyvesant High School abruptly announced his retirement on Friday afternoon, even as New York City continued its investigation into a cheating scandal that recently rocked the elite institution.” —New York Times


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