My email inbox stays full with demands from readers that I write about the latest outrageous crime. The comments section at NOLA.com seems to always include similar orders that I write about the more important issues: the more important issues, of course, being crime in black neighborhoods or crime in white neighborhoods where black people are known or presumed to be the perpetrators. I'm confident that nobody who writes, "How come you haven't written about ...?!!!" has written more thoughtfully or more frequently about crime than I have or that they've written with more concern and compassion for the people and neighborhoods who are suffering than I have. There's a record of everything that I've written as a columnist, and it belies the criticism that I don't write about crime. I'm just as convinced that those who write to complain that I haven't written about some crime don't actually want me to write about crime. What they want, I sense, is for me to … [Read more...] about For readers demanding more columns about crime
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Most of us remember the familiar doorbell introduction for "Avon calling." What fun it was to have new products offered by the Avon representative, while shopping in the comfort of our own home. Brenda Yenke Photo Courtesy of Brenda Yenke The company offered many colorful bottles over the years, with reasonably priced yet valued contents. Many collectors favor those bottles today. Avon began as The California Perfume Co., established in 1886 by D.H. McConnell Sr. of New York. An original label with this identification would indicate an era of 1928 or before. Avon made its debut as the new line in 1928; however, distribution was limited until 1937. Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Del., offers a historical archive on Avon's mark in history. A similar style of home product business was the Larkin Soap Co., founded in Buffalo, N.Y., around 1875. They offered two catalogs of featured products each year, while marketing an incentive program with … [Read more...] about The many facets of bottle collecting: Yenke Peddler antiques column
opinion Jordan Harris Opinion contributor Published 12:07 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 There is a certain level of respectable brilliance to the president’s self-inflicted heroism. Whether by design or ignorance, which is always impossible to tell with him, President Donald Trump does an excellent job of creating a gigantic mess, sloppily cleaning it up and then taking a self-congratulatory victory lap, proclaiming that he was the only hero capable of staving off such a disaster. Enter the trade war, which hopefully crested last week just as it was beginning. Alongside European Union leader Jean-Claude Juncker, the president announced that after months of needless flexing the two parties would return to a trade condition that we once just called "normal." Only Trump could pull this one off Naturally, many right-leaning news media outlets picked up the story and promoted the heroism of the president. This wasn’t surprising. What remains surprising is how much … [Read more...] about The ‘Summer of Economic Illiteracy,’ featuring Donald Trump and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
There’s two things I want to say about George O’Gorman. One, my married life takes a page out of his book, and he had no idea about it. But to tell you that little tidbit, I’ve got to tell you this one first, the one where we find out I spent a good chunk of my Trentonian career scared out of my pants of the man they called “Oge.” See, O’Gorman was a pro at this newspaper thing. I promise every story you read about him today is going to mention that. He was tireless, covering numerous high school sports each season, covering the New York Giants, going to this banquet, going to that dinner, talking, writing, reporting, non-stop. If he wasn’t on the ballfields, he was back at his desk at The Trentonian, beating the snot out of his keyboard. O’Gorman, if not last of a kind, was certainly a breed apart from the newer generation of journalists. See, people of O’Gorman’s ilk were the “ink stained wretches” of … [Read more...] about George O’Gorman was old-school all the way (JEFF EDELSTEIN COLUMN)