Remember last week when Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "emphatically declared," according to the New York Times own coverage, that the newspaper was not for sale?
Sixpence None the Richer sprang to life in the early '90s and slogged it out on the Christian underground circuit for several years before hitting the bigtime with their crossover pop smash "Kiss Me"--a tune that topped charts, soundtracked the on-screen romantic travails of Freddie Prinze Jr. and J ... More >>
Big news this morning for Massachusetts's prescription pot promoters: Today is the deadline for them to gather enough signatures for a medical marijuana ballot question. So, if they get 68,000 John Hancocks, Massachusetts voters will weigh palliative pot in November.
A new bill requiring the Health Department to report the number of permits it issues each year to food trucks and carts was introduced yesterday. [NY Post] Manhattan isn't the only borough with fancy tasting events. Taste of Sunnyside kicks off tonight and A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will debu ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence. ... More >>
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most l ... More >>
SlimThe richest man in the world will soon be a little richer. The New York Times Co., who put out a newspaper, have announced they will pay back a $250 million debt to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim by January 2012 instead of the previously agreed upon January 2015, Bloomberg is reporting. ... More >>
Kellogg's has voluntarily recalled millions of boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks breakfast cereals following reports of "an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell" from the box liners. [Reuters] A number of New Yorkers have started ordering their bagels with the i ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller. The emails were ... More >>
Turnout is reported heavy in the Scott Brown-Martha Coakley Massachusetts special election that is expected to end the Democrats' supermajority in the Senate. Massachusetts secretary of state William Galvin expects between 40 and 55 percent attendance, unusual for a special election, despite incleme ... More >>
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Allegations having been brought by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez used steroids in 2003, the Yankees third baseman will make a statement about it on ESPN, perhaps as soon as today. The Daily News' Bob Raissman says the ESPN statement, done in interview format with reporter Peter Gammons, "is ... More >>
"Released 1986." A little iTunes staff humor there? Today marks the official release of New Kids on the Block's inevitable cash-pig The Block, an 18-tune mackterpiece of castrato-cooed Ooohs, iPhoned-in cameos (Pussycat Dolls, Teddy Riley, Ne-Yo on the John Appleseed ID), and aging-playah double en ... More >>
When I saw the front page of today's Post, I had to check the date: was it December 25? I was wondering because today's screaming headline about "CURSES!" in the new Yankee Stadium made me as giddy as little kid on Christmas morning. Media hype about curses and rituals is my specialty, and man is th ... More >>
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