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    February 20, 2013

    As Gas Pipe Explosions Go, Yesterday's Giant Kansas City Blast is Small-Time

    In Kansas City yesterday evening, natural gas from a damaged pipe caught fire, producing an incredibly devastating explosion in the middle of a densely developed urban plaza. The blast leveled a restaurant, producing a roaring jet of flame several stories high that took 100 firefighters about two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Islanders Are Coming! The Islanders Are Coming!

    ​Things have been mostly quiet on the New York Islanders arena front since their public vote for a new home in the 516 crashed and burned spectacularly last summer. That all changed yesterday afternoon, however, with the announcement that the team has scheduled an exhibition game against the D ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Live: Gene Ween Gets Somber And Silly At Brooklyn Bowl

    ​Gene Ween Brooklyn Bowl Saturday, December 3 Better than: An acoustic show directly under the J train. They don't come much more underrated than Aaron Freeman, who performed a solo show under his usual nom de plume, Gene Ween, amid the clatter of falling pins at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturda ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Rightbloggers Dispute Racial Slur Charges By Any Means Necessary

    There are many fronts in the dismal daily death-struggle that is American politics. A particularly boggy one is race. Rightbloggers are keenly aware that the President whom they like to accuse of socialism and fascism is black, and also that picking on black people is not considered cool these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Goat Meat Shortage

    ​We at Fork in the Road are enthusiastic eaters-of-goat. We've braised it into ragouts, and eaten it every which way, recently in tacos and in kati rolls. But there is trouble in goat paradise.

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    September 15, 2009

    Outdoor Smoking Ban Draws Fire, Will Go Through Anyway

    The Health Department's proposed ban on smoking at city parks and beaches seems not to be finding a receptive audience. "NYC=Nanny State?" asks the Daily News, which given our trans-fat ban and fresh-air bars seems an almost absurd question. "ALSO BREAKING: New York To Be Renamed 'Pussy City,'" says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod, A-Rod, Selena Roberts, and all that Chass

    Selena Roberts's credibility is dropping faster than attendance at Yankee Stadium.  According to a report by the Sporting News, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, is being panned all over the place and "isn't exactly flying off the shelves."   Since you can't access my May 8 rev ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Crappy Car Company Performance Boosts Market

    Well, Obama's "30 Days to Chapter 11" auto company plan is going as expected. Chrysler is preparing to go bankrupt. GM is going to "stall out" 13 assembly lines in North America. And as Ward Harkavy puts it at The Smart Asset, "Ford loses $1.4 billion, and investors are... happy!" Yes, the company ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2007

    Obama: Who Is He Now?

    In Chicago and the Illinois State Legislature, Barack Obama made a difference—he did not just 'hope'

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    February 17, 2004

    Mob Bell

    How Tele-Savvy Wiseguys Bought a Midwest Phone Company

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    July 31, 2001
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    December 26, 2000

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    May 12, 1998