On Wednesday night, 16-year-old Tom Cutinella died hours after a collision in a high school football game in Long Island. Cutinella played guard for Shoreham-Wading River High School. He had suffered a head injury in the third quarter after "a big hit," as one teammate described it to Newsday, and l ... More >>
Last month, I wrote a story for the Voice about the many ways in which sports pundits serve as shills for the Football-Industrial Complex. The story began with a rant by ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd against America's cult of violence, which, curiously, did not include football, our most popular and ... More >>
On Friday, in the third quarter a western New York high school football game, 16-year-old Damon Janes ran for a five-yard touchdown. A few minutes later, there was a big hit and Janes walked off the field in a daze. He collapsed unconscious on the sidelines. The boy died on Monday. It's the sort ... More >>
Last summer, 15-year-old Nicholas Dellaventura collapsed and died after a football conditioning sessions at St. Joseph By-The-Sea High School in Staten Island. A year later, his mother thinks the adults who had been overseeing him should be held liable. Earlier this month, Maria Dellaventura sued ... More >>
Brother Jimmy's BBQ's pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw option, this one from the Union Square branch. Note the presence of the charred outer parts of the meat, sometimes known as "Mr. Brown." [In connection with a feature that will be appearing this Wednesday in the Village Voice, I've revisited ... More >>
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave the commencement address at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill yesterday, during which he explained to the audience how same-sex marriage won't instantly lead to the end of moral society as we know it.Last week, as you may recall, North Carolina vote ... More >>
The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Rick Perry's Texas is a job-makin', low-taxin' oasis of economic growth. It's also a fantasy.
In the fall of last year, France's Senate overwhelmingly passed a law banning the wearing of the Islamic full veil in public. That law went into effect today, with two veiled women arrested soon after -- not for wearing the garments but for participating in an unauthorized protest, reports CN ... More >>
bestbeefjerky.orgThrow out those Baby Einstein toys, parents, because it's bacon that makes your baby smarter! According to a piece that went up on Republic of Bacon, there's a chemical compound in bacon that enhances the developing neural system - choline, usually classified as one of the B ... More >>
Remember the episode of Sex and the City (one of the soulless ones where the gang all heads to L.A.) in which Samantha acquires a fake Fendi handbag from the back of a car and an array of Very Bad Things Ensue, including getting kicked out of the Playboy mansion for claiming a Playmate's hand ... More >>
Well, this was bound to happen: BP's iron-clad confidentiality agreements have been obtained and leaked by bloggers. This comes on the heels of a memo written by BP that made its way to the press earlier a few weeks ago, where the oil giant compared its workers to the Three Little Pigs.
How do we not want to have a baby? Let us count the ways. If you're a woman, you've got that female condom horror, the sponge, a host of different hormone therapies from pills to injectables, implantables, diaphragms, even emergency contraception, not to mention swearing off men altogether .. ... More >>
Last week Michelle Malkin wrote a column, which she also published at her site, called "$%^&*!!: Civility and tolerance in the Age of Obama." Her theme was that liberals were uncivil and intolerant; also, mean and profane. Her primary example was the comments of gossip blogger Perez Hilton, not ... More >>
There's a lot going on nowadays -- bailout begging, terrorism, transitions, etc. Rightbloggers, their political champions largely sidelined, have no posse with which to ride to the barricades, but still rock their customary hobby-horses furiously, though with less than usual pleasure. When, for exa ... More >>
If we're lucky, he took some of his bitter bigotry with him. Jesse Helms, an unrepentant supporter of unnatural causes throughout his life, died of natural causes this morning at the age of 86. The only sign of moderation ever shown by the longtime North Carolina senator was his decision to stop s ... More >>
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