Alison Cowan

Reporter, New York Times


Metro reporter at NYT. Began On the Records column to share documents that tell stories. Lover of big ideas and stories that matter. Try me at

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Loving account of a self-reliant, lifelong sandhog's battle with #Parkinson's, told by his daughter
RT @ssstrom: This is going to shock some consumers ..... When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue
RT @nycsouthpaw: yas RT @BuzzFeedStorm: The total lunar eclipse captured every 10m over Waterton Lake, Canada http:/…
From @NewYorker's sneak peek of new #SAT ?s: Mike, like, likes Emily, but not like that.The best meaning of “like” is
@NewYorker trots out sample questions for new stripped-down #SAT that advise testtakers to "use punctuation & stuff"
@Yale's #MarinaKeegan did not know any future bankers as a frosh but come gradn 50-50 she'd "be sitting next to one”
New posthumous book "The Opposite of Loneliness" by young poet, Marina Keegan, who died 5 days after gradn from @Yale
RT @NickKristof: Here in Kiev, Ukraine, a former protester sells doormats with face of the ousted president.
RT @NickKristof: Putin seems deeply concerned about the rights of Russian-speakers everywhere except in Russia.
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