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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>