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Yesterday, it was discovered in a New York Times exclusive that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg would be making a $350 million donation to John Hopkins University - the Hizzoner's alma mater where he apparently ruled the frat circuit. With this amount, Mr. Bloomberg has don ... More >>
Next week, the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. As most of these things go, the three-day extravaganza will be a rallying call to the party's base. Along with business leaders and Democratic figures, one of the keynote speakers will be Corey Booker, the Mayo ... More >>
The apricot version at Brooklyn Kolache Co.
After high school in Dallas I went to college in Austin, so for the first couple of years I hitched rides between the two places several times a year. For UT students, there were several popular stopovers on the four-hour ride, including a little bakery ... More >>
It's the time of year for office pools and for articles about what's wrong with college basketball in general and the March NCAA tournament in particular. Most of the arguments for both are covered by Steve Wieberg in Friday's USA Today.
"Attendance, a key vital sign in any sport, is slipping in c ... More >>
The L train = happy by day, happier at night. Making us happy today is a project called HappyStance, recent winner of Hack Day and "a mashup of Twitter geo-location API data and sentiment analysis research," reports the New York Times. Essentially, it's an app, created by Jeff Larson, Al Shaw ... More >>
Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies.
Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
via Columbia.eduIt's a bad week for Columbia University, what with the bust of five of its students for selling $11,000 worth of drugs to undercover cops, and now...this. Via DNA Info, poly-sci professor David Epstein was charged yesterday for having a three-year sexual relationship with his ... More >>
The motto for those good Google guys out in Mountain View, CA. is "Don't be evil," but Bloomberg News today details how that pledge stops somewhere short of their tax returns. Bloomberg's Jesse Drucker explains how the world's most successful Internet search engine manages to cut its tax rate ... More >>
For real, we're not even kidding: According to groundbreaking new research from Stanford and City University, adults who have Internet access are "much more likely to be in romantic relationships" than adults without Internet access. Good to know. Also, good for Craiglisting your Missed Conne ... More >>