On this edition of "The New York Times Close Up," two distinct personalities vying for dominance - yes, it's Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo who are no longer pretending to admire each other's work. City Hall Bureau Chief Michael Grynbaum and Albany Bureau Reporter Thomas Kaplan explain the dynamic to host Sam Roberts. Arthur Browne is the quintessential New York newsman: Currently editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, he discusses his latest book, "One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York." The book and Arthur featured in this week's Metropolitan section by Mosi Secret. Our friends Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard have collaborated again, this time with "Spinglish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language."  I defy you to say that title quickly. And this will make your head spin as nytimes.com presents "Love and Roller Coasters."

And the New York Times reporters roundtable convenes.