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Today we meet two New York Olympians who have made a huge splash in their young careers. While one has racked numerous accolades in his high school and collegiate career, the other is barely out of high school and already a bronze medal winner.Name: Alex MeyerAge: 24Olympic Event: SwimmingHometown: ... More >>
1 These photos of Sophia Loren at home circa 1964, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, that include some really gaudy dinner tables, family-style banquets, and breezy outdoor breakfasts with silver coffee pots etc. [Retronaut] 2 Harvard professor David Edwards is developing edible food wrappers out of sug ... More >>
Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>
LGBT groups urged ABC not to air it. But on it came: a broad sitcom about two guys who dress like broads in order to get jobs because they've decided there's a "mancession" out there and it'll help their chances to be female. It's sort of a reverse Albert Nobbs.
Occupy Princeton -- which, yes, it exists -- mic-checked a J.P. Morgan recruiting event on Wednesday and a Goldman Sachs event, above, on Thursday. This is similar to what happened at Harvard recently, though we haven't found a bizarrely pro-Goldman editorial in The Daily Princetonian yet.
KickstarterBecause the Occupied Wall Street Journal apparently doesn't fill the print media needs of the movement, n 1 is following up their personals ads with the Occupy! Gazette. According to the project's Kickstarter, n 1 recruited Astra Taylor, the documentary filmmaker who made Zizek! an ... More >>
"And you gave me a scholarship, didn't you?"Tuition at the famed Bronx prep school Riverdale -- once home to the likes of Chevy Chase and Carly Simon -- totals $40,450 for the coming school year, making it the first of New York City's important people-makers to charge more than $40,000 annual ... More >>
A new study shows that people who eat more trans fats from cheese, milk, or processed foods may have a 48 percent increased risk of depression. [Bloomberg] McDonald's Hamburger University, on the outskirts of Shanghai in China, can be harder to get into than Harvard. [Bloomberg] The Veselka ... More >>
This year's movie about Facebook that has nothing to do with Harvard or a billion dollars is called Catfish, and follows a young New Yorker to Michigan to meet a family he's communicated with online. What follows in the documentary is a parable about the risks of connections made virtually, a ... More >>
Queens food pantries have seen a 90 percent increase in demand this year, but almost 60 percent of them didn't have enough food to meet it. [NY Daily News] Dan Barber of Blue Hill is among a growing list of top chefs who are teaching food-science classes at Harvard. [FOXNews] Food safety is ... More >>
via ebbra.comSo, this happened: An actual doctor has created an actual Emergency Bra (in severe-alert red, with lace edging), that you can, in an emergency, cover your face with so as to avoid breathing in toxic dirty bomb fumes, or whatnot. They sell for $29.95 at ebbra.com under the tagline ... More >>
Every now and again a story appears that is just, in a word, a gem. A little nugget of beauty. A thing that makes the writerly heart sing. Today, we find that story in dog poop. Jay Lindsay, AP writer, hones in on an angle right off the bat -- dog poop has a bright side! And it only gets bett ... More >>
Police entrapment and Harvard harassment in two FringeNYC shows
Remember the episode of Sex and the City (one of the soulless ones where the gang all heads to L.A.) in which Samantha acquires a fake Fendi handbag from the back of a car and an array of Very Bad Things Ensue, including getting kicked out of the Playboy mansion for claiming a Playmate's hand ... More >>
Primary Stages mounts Jonathan Tolins's new theater-centric play
via Hartford CourantWeren't we all just talking about how the BP spill totally helped the Catholic Church with its little "priest situation," at least where the media was concerned? Got 'em out of the spotlight for a bit, took the heat off, what have you? Well, today we heard that we all migh ... More >>
via The New York TimesNew York University's Abu Dhabi satellite campus accepted just 2.1 percent of applicants for its inaugural class of 2014, compared to Harvard, which admitted 6.9 percent. Yep, these kids could probably kick ass at any spelling bee in any language in any country in the ev ... More >>
DJs go head-to-head for turntable glory
President Obama said today that he "has no abortion litmus test" in selecting a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens and that he "wants to make sure any nominee he picks respects individual rights, including women's rights," reports the New York Times.
The goofification of Mimi
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 10, 1964, Vol. X, No. 8An Interview with Timothy LearyBy John WilcockTimothy Leary and Richard Alpert, former Harvard professors, have been experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs (mainly LSD and psilocybin) for 4 1/2 years. They main ... More >>
Obama decided to deal with the Henry Louis Gates situation by inviting the Harvard professor and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley over to the White House for a beer. The president said he would have a Budweiser, while Crowley prefers Blue Moon, and Gates drinks Red Stripe or Becks. [Slate] ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 6, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 46Adventure With a Pink PillBy John WilcockA questionnaire arrived last month from Tim Leary, a professor at Harvard who has been doing research on the effects of Mexico's "magic mushrooms" (teonanacati) on human ... More >>
Yes! Jeezy claps back at O'Reilly & Co over at XXL. This is him accepting O'Reilly's invitation to come on the show: "Damn right! I ain't never ran, nah mean? At the end of the day, you're dealing with cats who think that we as young black men don't know what it is we do. We entrepreneurs, we cam ... More >>
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