The New York Times' Gretchen Morgenson asks the following question this morning: is it a coincidence that the attorney who approved tracking the Associated Press's phone calls was also involved in hacking David Einhorn's phones eight...Show More Summary
Two years ago, Zero Hedge first made the observation that the bulk of Fed reserves (also known simply as "cash created out of thin air" because money is first and foremost fungible no matter what textbook theoreticians may claim, and...Show More Summary
Cyferus, Flickr Love letters from fans bundled with a ribbon. A Giovanni Boldini painting worth more than $2 million. Hairbrushes caked in 70 years' worth of dust. All sitting right where the owner left them during World War II. According...Show More Summary
By Arturo R. García If you’ve got a little less than 10 minutes to spare, the short film The Language of Love is worth your time, as 17-year-old writer and performer Kim Ho navigates young Charlie’s coming to terms with his own sexuality when asked to write an essay describing his best friend. “What the f-ck is happening to me?” …
The time, ladies and gentlemen, is fast approaching. If the New York Rangers' organization expects to realize the full potential of a host of young and talented players and capitalize on an all-world, in-his-prime goalie in Henrik Lundqvist, John Tortorella, their feisty, brusque, irreverent and stubborn coach, simply must go. Show More Summary
Genre vs. literary. Tuh-mey-toh vs Tuh-mah-toh. Isn't it time writers just knocked off the crap and acknowledged we all live in the same creative ghetto? Column by Keith Rawson Writing about or from personal experience is rewarded more in many writing programs than “imagined” experience” or genre. Show More Summary
During this morning’s Senate hearing regarding Apple’s tax strategies, Apple CEO Tim Cook provided opening statements regarding Apple’s perspective on the issues. Notably, during a time in which Cook was discussing Apple’s United States-based operations and strategies, the Apple CEO said that Apple’s upcoming Made-in-the-USA Mac line will be assembled in Texas… Apple has not […]
Are you interested in purchasing an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad? No matter if you are doing so for the first time or are looking to upgrade from the version you currently have, there are going to be some questions that need answered. Above all else, you have to consider the fact that Apple does have [...]
I've got bad news for those of you out there hoping that this Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia war of words would finally go away and never return. Garcia spoke to the media for the first time since the Players Championship on Monday at the BMW PGA Championship and it appears his most inflammatory comments about the No. Show More Summary
We can give ourselves a collective pat on the back for making progress on our credit card debt. The rate of decline for national credit card delinquencies in the first quarter of this year fell 19 percent compared to the final quarter...Show More Summary
Patrick Roy was one of the great goalies in the modern era of the NHL, and he led the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 & 2001. Now, with the franchise he once led on some hard times, the rumors are rife that Roy is set to return to Denver as the head [...]
On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee convened a hearing examining the circumstances of the IRS targeting of tea party and conservatives organizations. Appearing before the committee Acting Commissioner Steven Miller began his remarks noting the the IRS hadn't had time to prepare written testimony. Show More Summary
Summary: Yesterday was a big day for Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer announced their $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr and updates to Flickr. Let's look at the new features, changes to Pro Accounts, and if you have time, the history and decline...
The tobacco industry is facing tough times as global demand of cigarettes has declined due to anti-tobacco campaigns, price increases, and an unfavorable excise tax environment. Furthermore, strict anti-smoking government regulations...Show More Summary
Paris' legendary Notre Dame Cathedral was evacuated today, after a man shot himself in front of the altar, police tell France 24. The incident occurred at around 4pm local time, while the tourist attraction was open to the public. The man was described as middle-aged, appearing between 50 and 60...
A reader writes: I agree with your poll that the Daily Wrap wasn’t useful enough to justify the time commitment. But could you do some kind of end of day “thing”? I did like the wrap because I knew when I got to the end-of-the-day’s posts. Is there something easy or similar that can be […]
The public comment period for new labeling rules on flavored milk an 17 other dairy products will end May 21 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal posted on the Federal Register Feb. 20. If implemented, the rules would change the “standard of identity” for milk to allow certain... Continue Reading
by Fred Pessaro Lets face it, I've always been more of an East Coast guy when it came to hip hop. In the classic 2Pac vis BIG (happy birthday Mr. Wallace!) discussion, I fall BIG every time. Wu-Tang was always...
Here's video created by CTA showing the length of time a midday commute takes to travel from Roosevelt to 95th Street—an average of 33 minutes. [ more › ]
In 1954 Fredric Wertham published his book Seduction of the Innocent which said comic books were the cause of juvenile delinquency in America. They aren't, but the idea that comics are dangerous keeps popping up. This time it's showing itself in the form of a preschool that has banned "Super Hero play." What's really offensive, though, is what they've asked parents to do.