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Subway etiquette is a funny thing, isn't it? Just the notion itself is so clearly oxymoronic as to defy the idea of a rational conversation centering around it. Like, where does one even begin when talking about a subway code of conduct? So many disgusting things happen on a daily basis on the subway—nails get clipped, nails get painted, faces get shaved—that it's hard to get really outraged over one specific thing, right? Wrong!...
"Whose Brooklyn Is It, Anyway?" asked A.O. Scott in the New York Times this weekend. The film critic took a trip down Brooklyn's memory lane—reminiscing about the borough's on-screen persona in such TV shows as Welcome Back Kotter and movies like Do the Right Thing—in an effort to put Brooklyn's rapidly changing demographics into some sort of historical perspective. The genesis of Scott's nostalgia-trip was director Spike Lee's recent rant against gentrification and its negative effects on...

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