Another year, another week of cider jubilation passed in NYC. The fun isn't over for cider producers though; in fact, the apple harvest, which functions much like the vinous version (picking, pressing, fermenting), is in high gear. But for city dwellers who got a taste of apple country delivered to ... More >>
Last week President Obama, inspired by December's Newtown shootings, announced 23 executive actions, and proposed some legislation, to address gun violence. The actions are rather mild ("Require criminal background checks for all gun sales," "Nominate an ATF Director," etc.) and the legislation prob ... More >>
If you've quit paying attention to the Tucson shooting case, first of all, congratulations. Here is what you've missed: The nearly-assassinated Democratic Congresswoman is getting better, and the public discussion of her shooting is getting worse. There's just too much nonsense being circulated to ... More >>
After Saturday's shootings in Arizona -- which left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords badly wounded and six people dead -- rightbloggers were swift to condemn... any possible criticism of themselves. You can understand their defensiveness. Back during the 2010 campaign, Sarah Palin had en ... More >>
Two new plays from Lincoln Center Theater
When Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle last week to become the GOP nominee in the Delaware Senatorial race, a clown car pulled up and several bizarre O'Donnell quotes came piling out. The most famous of these, so far, are probably her remarks on the sure-fire comedy topics of masturbation and Sat ... More >>
Here are a few highlights on the career of John Sampson, the south Brooklyn state senator who is taking the reins from now-deposed state senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith.- Like Smith, Sampson is a soft-spoken pol who hasn't made a huge impression since he was elected to the senate in 1996. A ... More >>
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