Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

The Undead of Halloween

Holidays generally seem so contrived and commodified, at least in their present-day incarnations. And too often, they make for too many moments when too many of us feel left out. … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dispatches from Hurricaned NY: Mutual Aid Is a Social Relationship

Note: If you’re looking to lend some love and mutual aid in post-hurricane NY and NJ, look no further than http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/. And even if you don’t end up pitching in … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dispatches from Hurricaned NY: Morning in Manhattan

At around 5:00 p.m. yesterday, out of some perverse curiosity, because I almost didn’t want to believe it, I wandered up as far as Times Square. No need to take … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dispatches from Hurricaned NY: Scariest Halloween Ever

On the last day of October 2012, I walked across the Manhattan Bridge twice, each time mostly with downtrodden-looking workers, going to and/or from likely dismal and low-paying jobs that … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 1 Comment