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Obama: Give Me a Few More Years on Syria, like Afghanistan

Wait, Obama is saying that he needs more time for us to decide whether his foreign policy regarding Syria was a disaster? Isn’t it apparent that it’s a large failure?

Village Voice changes hands again as alt-weeklies continue their slide

The sale of the Village Voice Monday to a wealthy out-of-towner hardly qualifies as big media news. But it marks one more chapter in the long decline and fall of the alternative weekly category — along with its most famous title. Buyer Peter D. Show More Summary

After 4 Decades as a Billboard-Only Advertiser, Cracker Barrel Makes a Big TV Push

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was a billboard-only brand for more than 40 years. Now, it's betting big on a wider variety of advertising from TV to digital. "Billboards have been part of the brand from the very beginning," Chris Ciavarra, svp of marketing for Cracker Barrel, told Adweek in an email. Show More Summary

News assistant saves New York Times archives from flood

The New York Times The New York Times’ morgue, which houses the newspaper’s archive of historical photos and clippings, was menaced over the weekend by a waterfall of water emanating from a broken pipe. The surge of water, which threatened...Show More Summary

Fall of the Roman Empire

I knew we were headed toward societal demise like the fall of the Roman Empire in 2002 when I watched "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge," a muddy dubbed Japanese TV competition show. While studying world history in college, I turned...Show More Summary

Meet the megadonors: NYT reveals the elites funding presidential campaigns

A pair of unlikely contenders has brought campaign finance to the fore in the early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign season. A real estate magnate and reality TV star atop the GOP primary polls has claimed firsthand experience of buying political access, if not outright influence, with his checkbook. Show More Summary

Polls find Hillary Clinton takes Large Lead in South Carolina, Nevada

But she is still in trouble in Iowa and New Hampshire, which could damage her 2016 presidential bid. This is slightly encouraging news for pro-Hillary Democrats, who have only seen her poll numbers dipping more and more.

My Brother's Bomber, Pan Am 103, and 57 Gatwick

On December 21, 1988, a Boeing 747 named Clipper Maid of the Seas, rumbled away from London's Heathrow airport. It was shortly before 6:30 in the evening, and I like to imagine the passengers settling back into their seats. Many of them probably draped a complimentary blanket over their legs. Show More Summary

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