Charles Montgomery Burns

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Union Square Artists Protest Bloomberg, Make Crafty Protest Signage

    ​I typically try to avoid the artist pandemonium on Union Square because it takes four times as long to walk through it than to just go around it, but today I stopped in because there was a protest, and it's a relatively slow news day, and there was a guy holding up a sign of Mayor Bloomberg a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg #4 Among U.S. Givers: Slate

    ​Slate made a list of the top philanthropists in America, and right behind Bill and Melinda Gates at number four was Mayor Bloomberg. The Mayor doled out $254 million to support the arts, make car crashes less deadly, etc. New York magazine had reviewed Bloomberg's prodigious giving in 2005, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Monty Burns wins mayoral write-in vote

    ​It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    'Times' declares war on news, gets right in your grille -- for a change

    The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time. A banner day for the New York Times. Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    Relive the last eight years with Harry Shearer

  • News

    October 5, 2004


    Going mad inside the debate bubble

  • News

    September 12, 2000

    World War Free

    It's the 'News,' the 'Post,' and Some Swedish Guys in the First Skirmish of a Global Journalism Battle