Matthew Sheahan

Matthew Sheahan

Matthew Sheahan is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Waste and on web sites such as The Black Table, KnotMag, GetUnderground, and Too Square. He writes the 'Notes from a Polite New Yorker' on and the Polite New Yorker blog. He also writes poetry and fiction.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

Defaming the Irish: If the Shoe Fits, Drink From It

Quickly lost among the other manufactured controversies earlier this month was a call among Irish American groups to boycott Urban Outfitters. The clothing chain's sin was to unveil a line of St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts that rehashed the usual jokes about Irish drinking.   Perhaps to its ...

Don”€™t Kick the Economy in the Privates

As Mitt Romney stumbles his way through the Republican primaries, his candidacy has brought renewed scrutiny of the oft-demonized world of private equity. Before venturing into politics, Romney was one of the founders of Bain Capital, one of the largest private equity firms. Big buyout private ...

John Liu

What Will New York Do in Lieu of Liu?

In New York City, an unraveling campaign-finance scandal is leading toward the possible resignation and indictment of John Liu, a former city councilman known to be planning a mayoral run. Liu is caught up in a scandal where his campaign is charged with taking money illegally donated by a ...


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