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Dennis Mahoney is the author of the novels Bell Weather (Henry Holt & Co.) and Fellow Mortals (FSG). He can be found online at AuthorDennisMahoney.com.
You don’t have a house in the Hamptons, you don’t have a pool; hell, you don’t even have central air conditioning. Face it: The only thing that will save you this summer is a miracle, or a superhero.
Computers are taking over the world, and recently they’ve started talking back.
They’re like any other demographically-correct American family, except that everyone’s watching them. Dennis Mahoney visits with the Nielsens to chat about The Company, TV statistics, and what, exactly, doesn’t make them so darn different.
Being city-dwellers ourselves, we’ve always wondered what it’s like to live in a private community, separated from the world by cameras and fences. Dennis Mahoney happens to live behind such fences, and gives us the insider’s take on modern elite living.
For good or ill, the first genetic engineering of a human embryo is one more mental adjustment in a year of Herculean mental adjustments. And 2001 started off so boring.
The reason Mayor Giuliani sounded more effective than GW Bush was a simple matter of doing versus planning. You trust a man who’s talking about lifting that brick right now and don’t ask about tomorrow yet.