Story | Jun 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM
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Story | Jun 4, 2014 | 8:14 PMEvery Tuesday morning for years, I thought up some semiprivate joke to stick in a tiny line of type running across the top of the front cover of City Paper just before we sent the whole thing off to press. It was sometimes an oblique comment on something going on in the world ("Slots, schmlots--how `bout Coinstar?"), others a semi-private joke or message ("We'll miss you, Uli") or just some weird something that popped in there ("Magma"). Then on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, we decided to put the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq on the top line. (It may have been art director Joe MacLeod's idea, but neither of us really remembers at this point.) I went to CNN.com and found the current casualty count: On that day 1,134 soldiers had died in the "War on Terror." I bookmarked the web page, typed "1,134" on the line, and we sent the cover.
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Story | Jun 4, 2014 | 8:14 PM
The City That Cuts and Pastes has a charming culture of anagramartisans, who have converted BELIEVE bumper stickers to read BE EVIL, and EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS to EAT BERTRAND'S RUSSELL. In the interest of restoring integrity to the Baltanagram, we offer...