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May 19, 2010

I made the big time

Today's New York Times has a story about the proposed West Side arts district. In it, there's a couple quotes from some knucklehead named Sam Sessa -- a hack reporter for some rag or another.

Check it out.

Guess that makes me some kinda expert or sumthin.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:41 AM | | Comments (10)


No, it just confirms the stereotype or cliche of how reporters stand around in a circle interviewing one another for opinions. <:-)

whomp whomp

This ADM4 character must be an absolute blast to get a drink with. Always so chipper and jovial.

So what? I make the New York Times everyday.

Barack Obama makes the New York Times everyday, just like he does the country everyday.

I don't like this one bit. this article starts with a somewhat faulty premise and goes from there.

Yes, North Howard and North Eutaw look like crap, but Baltimore as a whole looks better than it has in a long time.

No, no one cares what Tribeca is all about. What works in NYC is good for NYC, and NYC policy rarely if ever translates to the rest of America. We're not NYC's little cousin, and we are not trying to live in its shadow. Previous attempts at being NYC have failed miserably.

$250,000 to just to draw the boundaries? Give me the map... I'll do it for 25 bucks, and it'll only take me an hour. No wonder the right wing hates the NEA.

I don't like this one bit. this article starts with a somewhat faulty premise and goes from there.

Sounds like a typical Sun article.

I wonder where Sessa is in all of this?
He basically says something sounds out of step with The Sun stance on all this and comes off sounding responsible, if not conservative.
Yes, the two already established arts districts should prove themselves before creating a new one, particularly in a recession with a budget short fall.

Why don't politicians expect cities to operate like businesses and pay off their existing debt, or less get it down, before incurring a new, major financial responsibility. People get disenchanted paying increased taxes because whether this thing works or not, they are never going to come down. A little more tangible success with the other two districts might placate righteous dissension.

I wonder where Sessa is in all of this?

Standing right behind you.

What next, a deluxe apartment in the sky?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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