Richard Cohen believes De Blasio's biracial marriage causes regular voters to "suppress a gag reflex." CRAISINS. http://t.co/sz4eiaeIFn
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) November 12, 2013
Huh? "People with conventional views… repress a gag reflex when considering a white man married to a black woman." http://t.co/yXSjJuCtkx
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) November 12, 2013
Richard Cohen just wrote his retirement notice. http://t.co/WYhScySvmj
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) November 12, 2013
In. SO FUCKING IN. RT @anamariecox: Who wants to get Richard Cohen fired today? Time to punch the clock, Internet.
— delrayser (@delrayser) November 12, 2013
"Oh shit, we accidentally published [...]
Crazy: a tiny island at sea level (well: it peaks at 18 feet above sea level) is making plans for our watery future. The secret? Putting buildings higher. And collecting rainwater. Who would have ever thought. Let's get boats.
With the news that editor Hugo Lindgren will be leaving the top slot at the New York Times magazine at the end of the year, it's incumbent on all of us to dream of who we'd like to take the helm next. Last time around Daniel Zalewski came close to taking the job before being quite well-retained by the New Yorker. Sam Tanenhaus was also in that mix; he is now without particular portfolio. There are plenty of good editor candidates inside the Times: Bruce Headlam, for one, and certainly Sam Sifton isn't being taken advantage of currently, tasked with creating "an immersive digital magazine experience" at the [...]
Yes, getting to Peak Troll—the state in which everything on the Internet is the worst it possibly could be—is a concern. But let's look at the facts—the facts of climate change! When the future of the Internet is graphed against sea level projections, it all works out okay. Most of us will likely die before Peak Troll completely ruins everything forever. Knock wood—and stay at sea level. Better to go out with the coasts than survive and live through what the Internet will be like in 100 years.
Now Dante de Blasio faces the challenge of maybe having to get from Gracie Mansion to his high school on the downtown edge of Fort Greene. Except of course his fellow students are like "LOL I take three buses and two trains." :/
Alex Gaviria, 14, a freshman at Brooklyn Tech who commutes over an hour from Queens on the No. 7 and G trains, said the appeal of Dante’s possible new home should trump any travel concerns. “Come on, it’s the [...]
So someone's writing an "Entourage" movie script Tumblr.
Here we go, we are off to the races! Twitter has rushed headlong into its IPO. It's like Thanksgiving in November!
Everyone wants to know how much money there is to be made today, tomorrow, next week. An IPO is good for everyone, right? Felix Salmon, finance Livejournaller, has some thoughts for you: Here’s my advice, then: take the amount of money you were thinking of investing in Twitter, and divide it by the rate at which you value your own time. So, if you were going to invest $5,000 and you value your time at $50 per hour, then you’d end up with a figure of 100 hours. [...]
Have you ever gone home with a fellow a little too briskly? Oh sure you have. But did you sign a contract to be together for four years? Of course not! Oh well! Congratulations, now you have a new mayor in your life! What will he be like? Who knows! It's the thrill of the chase and the tumble.
Anyway, shouts to the 4,741 people total in New York City who voted Green Party.
I am prepared to offer an extremely valuable free service. Why would I do this crazy thing? Just to make the world better. And, more selfishly, to save myself from being bombarded by nightmarish tabs.
For free and for nothing, I will speed-read your Medium draft and warn you of any dangers it might present. Yes! I will be like "HEY THIS PART IS RACIST" and "NO 'MISANDRY' ISN'T A REAL THING" and also maybe "LOL you have no idea what you're talking about here." And then you will be happier, I will be happier, and the Internet will be happier. (Yeah. Mostly these tips are for men. Most of [...]
Yes it is election day at last, when your voice can be heard! Sort of. Kind of muddily. But this is what we have for now.
This is time for our basically annual reminder that New York has a wacky way of voting! And you can make your voice be heard a little more because candidates appear on different party lines on our weirdo ballots. For instance, Democrats will often appear on the Democrat line but also on the Working Parties line, and if you want to tell them that their voter base is to the left of Democrat, you vote on that line. Crazy right? So if you want [...]
Recently a man wrote on his blog about how he feels anxious about the presence of bathroom attendants while he is trying to pee. The man was Henry Blodget, and the restaurant was SoHo's Balthazar. Now the owner of Balthazar has fired his bathroom attendants.
Goodbye forever, Balthazar!
Photo of a delicious Balthazar meal by "Ed G."
He wouldn't take the tinfoil-clad bucket off his head, so we don't know who this hero is who got off the F train last night at Bergen Street. But we caught a glimpse of him as he got fairly mangled in the subway turnstile exit, and so if you see a bald-ish English-ish man with a ton of brutal costume-related cuts on his hands today, buy him lunch, for he is a hero of Halloween.
Spoiler, it's me. I am going.
The Ender's Game boycott movement has chugged along in its way. God bless! Yes, author Orson Scott Card is a hilariously foolish man, it's really quite ridiculous his views on the gays. (And other things!)
But you don't have to come out in favor of blacklists and HUAC to skip this boycott, which, somehow, this Cato Institute creepo David Bernstein fellow did, with all sorts of sneaky rhetorical tricks, like by equating a boycott with a blacklist. Apparently a boycott is like unconstitutional or something because it injures people, which, LOL, then what is capitalism? (He then prattles on about the oppression [...]
Nina Turner is an Ohio state senator who is running for Ohio Secretary of State, because every state deserves a secretary who believes all eligible voters should be able to vote. Because, yes, in many states they are trying to whittle away non-Republican voters. She comes on at two minutes into this clip and she is on it.
— warrenstjohn (@warrenstjohn) October 29, 2013
This is an extremely elegant op-ed by Warren St. John about the effects of development along Central Park. A central component of zoning decisions in New York City has to do with air and light—the canyonization of parts of the city, essentially. TWENTY-SIX years ago this month, a coalition of New Yorkers led by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis won a historic victory for Central Park. At issue was a planned building on Columbus Circle by the developer Mortimer B. Zuckerman with 58- and 68-story towers [...]
For those who like to collect stories of Mayor Mike being a dick, here's a pretty good one from Chirlane McCray: She remembers going to a reception [at Gracie Mansion] in 2006 for council members and spouses. Chiara de Blasio—now 18 and a sophomore at a college in Northern California—had just begun middle school, and Bloomberg’s Department of Education had instituted a ban on student cell phones. McCray approached the mayor. “I said, ‘Mayor Bloomberg, you are my hero! Because you instituted the smoking ban, which is so important and has done so much for people who have respiratory problems in this city and for our children. I want [...]