There are so many ways housing in New York can go wrong: a Craigslist scam, a crazed roommate, a radiator that screams like a jet engine without heating the apartment, or, best case scenario, just an enormous rat king that takes up residence beneath the stove. But no matter how bad you think you've ... More >>
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We're keeping it aquatic for today's spotlight, which features New York Olympians in swimming and sailing. While one of these Olympians is a first-timer the other has already clinched a gold medal victory and made history in their event.
We finish up our spotlight of New York Olympians in fencing with a star in the sport and introduce an equally legendary Olympian in equestrian. Both of these Olympians have raised the profile of their individual sports and have scored previous silver and bronze Olympic victories.
We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... More >>
We've been covering the sports mania in London lately with some pieces on New Yorkers who made it all the way across the pond. But, after last night's eccentric and kind of uncomfortable opening ceremony, the quadrennial spectacle started off today with a bang. And what an unfortunate bang it w ... More >>
Okay, we've missed the guy a bit. And this is a reflection post, if anything.This morning, CNN host Candy Crowley asked the former Presidential vier and fierce ex-cultural-warrior Rick Santorum if he'd ever serve in the Romney administration if offered a position. His response: "It is pretty much a ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>
MurrayChass.comMurray Chass took the opportunity of Jorge Posada's recent troubles with the Yankees to discuss his own problems with the New York Times. It's a rare peak inside a newspaper that has kept its internal troubles largely out of the public eye while it, like all other newspapers, s ... More >>
Here's my World Cup prediction: every game will be 1-1, 1-0, or 2-1. (There was once a game between, I think it was, Cameroon and New Zealand where the final score was 3-1, but that's only because the Cameroon's team was involved in a bus accident before the game and could only field two play ... More >>
[Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] Barack Obama's acceptance speech at INVESCO Field in Denver was watched by a record-breaking 38.4 million television viewers. Between them and the 80,000 people who were on the scene, the chances of spinning his st ... More >>
Now that Sheldon Silver has opponents for the Democratic Assembly nomination -- and one of them, Paul Newell, was endorsed by the Times last week -- local papers are looking at holes in the Speaker's support. Today the New York Sun reports that Chinatown, normally a reliable Silver redoubt, "is be ... More >>
Brooklyn's James Powderly has been detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing, reports Boing Boing. The high-tech artist apparently was part of a group that used LED lights to spell out the words "Free Tibet" near the site of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is reported that all five in the group ar ... More >>
The Post is on fire today with its punny headlines. My crackpot theory is that they're stepping up their game with the release of the book Headless Body in Topless Bar: The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper. Here's some potential content for the sequel: "Unfare!" Transit fix-ups dera ... More >>
Pressuring al-Bashir by way of Coca-Cola and GE
NBC paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast from Beijing, but the stain of Darfur won't go away from these games
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
Work from Scott Campbell. Supertouch has this awesome post about the Olympic Committee and Nike's call for patriotic life-branding: fit people who're too afraid to fight for their country, but brave (dumb?) enough to be inked with this US Team's uniform logo. Bonus: the lucky soul's finished piece ... More >>
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
The Young and the Breathless
Will the 2008 Games Push China Into Change?