Foer She’s a Jolly Good Fellow

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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Monique Truong imagined the life of Gertrude Stein’s Vietnamese cook in her novel The Book of Salt, which just won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions fiction award. She discusses the joys and challenges of being a young writer (she was born in 1968) with last year’s winner, Jonathan Safran Foer.

"Don’t they love smokers in France, why can’t they take them? Go where you’re wanted."
Dan from Dublin wants to ban smoking in Ireland.

Budget Woes

Charles Brecher Executive Vice President and Research Director, Citizen's Budget Commissiondiscusses the problems surrounding the New York State budget


The Glass Ceiling

Mark IsemanSenior Attorney at the National Resources Defense Councilon the return to glass recycling in the city


The Empire Strikes Back

Charles Gargano chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation responds to criticism about New York State "Empire Zones"


Up In Smoke

Councilwoman Phyllis MorrisCity Councilwoman from Breezy Point, Queens Discusses the Mayor’s "proposal" to eliminate smoking from people's homes and goes a step further to introduce her own plan


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