Jap-bashing on the 7th Ave. local
First published in The Stranger, Jan 24–30, 1995 This is a true story, which is to say, it is as factual as I can make it. These events really happened. It is 1991, in Manhattan. I am standing on the Times Square subway platform, waiting to transfer to the uptown 1-train, which will take me to Columbia University, where I am studying to be a high school English teacher. A subway musician is playing “Amazing Grace” on a saxophone. After a few minutes wait, the train arrives and I get on. There’s a…Read more »