Next week, the University of Chicago Press will publish a facsimile of Edward Lear's Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets, first published in 1889. Included among the illustrations of such unnatural flora as Enkoopia Chikabiddia and Smalltoothcombia Domestica is a brief section on "Nonsense Coo ... More >>
Apparently not even the prospect of starring in baseball's new umpire replay videos is enough to induce New Yorkers to shell out $300 for tickets to the new Yankee Stadium.
After River Avenue Blues ran photos of entire empty sections during Friday's matinee, things got even worse yesterday, when ... More >>
"Few Friends Combined With Loneliness Hurts Health For Elderly," researchers at the University of Chicago find. "Heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate," says a University of Washington/Monell Center geneticist. "TV Show ER Goes Off the ... More >>
Chef Grant Achatz appeared on Oprah yesterday on a show focusing on medical mistakes. Achatz told how his tongue cancer went untreated and undiagnosed for three years despite his repeatedly asking dentists and doctors about a white spot on his tongue that wouldn't heal.He finally went to an oral sur ... More >>
Attention all would-be Manhattan District Attorneys:
Forget for the moment about seizing or destroying the mantle of the now retiring Robert Morgenthau and declare yourself on the latest arrest by his office of one Raphael Haim Golb -- a brand new case that reminds us that not just anyone can be Man ... More >>
One of the anti-Obama "tea parties," inspired by a rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli and encouraged by prominent rightwing bloggers, was held in City Hall Park today between 2 and 3 p.m. The event drew between 200 and 250 highly enthusiastic supporters. A series of speakers drawn from the crowd denounc ... More >>