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From the Editor 15: Prisoners

NOW WE ARE SIXfrom HABITAT, JANUARY 2010[[wysiwyg_imageupload:122:]]I woke up in what seemed to be my bedroom.But it was strangely different.“Where am I?” I asked the shadowy figures standing before me.“In a co-op.”“What do you want?”“A 50 percent maintenance increase.”“You won’t get it.”“By hook or by crook we will.”“Whose side are you on?”“That would be telling.”“Who are you?”“The new board of directors.”“What happened to the old board?”“You are Apartment Six.”

From the Editor 14: Lawyers

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:30:]] WHITHER PERRY MASON?FROM HABITAT DECEMBER 2009

From the Editor 13: Being Neighborly

WHEN CHAPLIN WAS MY NEIGHBORFROM HABITAT OCTOBER 2009[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3:]] Neighborliness is next to godliness. At least, that’s what my father might have said if he had been big on the Godliness thing.

Ten Biggest TV Moments

THE TEN BIGGEST MOMENTS ON TV FROM THE STAR AUGUST 9, 1983 Expert Picks Ten Most Memorable Events IF you had to name the 10 most memorable moments you've seen on television, what would they be? Tom Soter, a New York writer who specializes in TV, has picked his top 10 moments - from tons of research and a lifetime of watching the tube. The things that influenced his choices are the historical significance, the effect on world, the story and the sizeof the audiences. Here is Soter's list in chronological order:

From the Editor 22: Racket Squad, 2010

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:95:]]IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Scams, Both Large and Smallfrom HABITAT  September 2010

Sherlock Holmes

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McGoohan and Me

Patrick McGoohan, with TS, 1984 

Newspapers 1980-1989


Holmes Literary Pastiches

HOLMES, IN VARIOUS INCARNATIONS  Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes   By TOM SOTER from The Columbia Spectator February 18, 1977 The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, by Philip Jose Farner (Dell, 127 pp, $1.25). Sherlock Holmes in New York, from the TV film by Alvin Sapinsley. adapted by D. R. Bensen (Ballantine, 153 pp, $1.50). The Giant Rat of Sumatra, by Richard L. Boyer (Warner, 223 pp, $1,50). What is one to make of a Sherlock Holmes who calls his faithful Watson a "blockhead" and a "dunce" and who seems more concerned with a paycheck than with the solution of a crime? Not much, and if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had written about such a character in the late 1880's when the first Holmes story· appeared it is doubtful whether the detective would have had the popularity he does today.

Newspapers 1970-1979

MY FIRST PUBLISHED WORK From 1970 until 1976, my writing consisted mainly of fiction and some non-fiction for home-produced magazines (called Strange & Unknown, The Warthog Reader, and Mystery Magazine). I entered college in 1974 – New York University – but it wasn't until 1976, when I transferred to Columbia University, that I began writing professionally for the Columbia Daily Spectator.