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Texans owner Bob McNair makes dumb crack about firewater

Texans owner Bob McNair didn’t like his coach’s swearing. And by way of explaining it, said something even uglier. As part of a New York Times Magazine article about the NFL, its owners and Roger Goodell, writer Mark Leibovich wrote that McNair was frustrated by the amount of foul language his coach was using on “Hard…

Owners wants to see more relaxed, less evasive Goodell at press conferences

The excellent, revealing (largely in a bad way) look at the NFL from Mark Liebovich of the New York Times Magazine contains plenty of great nuggets and insights about the dominant American sports league. One of them relates to the assessment of one of the Commissioner’s most conspicuous job duties: dealing with the media. Liebovich…

New Survey Confirms Straight White Women’s Domination of Book Publishing

In the writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s beautiful profile of Toni Morrison, published in the New York Times Magazine last year, Junot Díaz remembered what he felt when he saw Morrison on the cover of Time in 1998. “At that moment…you could feel the demographic shift, you could feel in the ’90s what the future was going to be,” he said. Show More Summary

Karl Ove Knausgaard's Kierkegaardian Leap

In a rumination on the Communist era, in a recent piece in The New York Times Magazine, Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of the infamous MinKamp novels makes the following comment. ("The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery," NYT, 1/3/16):...Show More Summary

Atheists Should Root for an Evangelical Christian-Led Victory for Donald Trump

The New York Times Magazine has an extensive look at how Ted Cruz built his entire campaign on the belief that evangelical Christians alone could catapult him to the White House. He announced his candidacy at Liberty University, received early endorsements from Religious Right leaders, and replaced his Tea Party-laced biography with one steeped in faith.

Take Action!

A few days ago, a friend of mine shared a wonderful older article from the New York Times Magazine entitled Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch. The article is really a great read and is well worth your time. The core point of the article is that the more people watch chefs on-screen, the... The post Take Action! appeared first on The Simple Dollar.

Do You See Something Wrong Here?

last weekArts : Straight Up

On the left is the cover of the New York Times Magazine for its migrant story, ‘Out of Syria.’ On the right is a condo ad for the one percent on the first page of the magazine. Draw your own conclusion.

DraftKings to mark experienced users, ban off-site scripts

One of the big complaints about the embattled daily fantasy sector has been how it favors the few, particularly outlined in Jay Caspian Kang’s New York Times Magazine article earlier this month. The argument has been that despite the...Show More Summary

Reigning in the Chemical Industry's Deadly Deceptions

A recent New York Times Magazine investigation revealed the history of deception by the chemical giant DuPont around its toxic Teflon chemical PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, also called C8). The story focuses on Rob Bilott, the heroic...Show More Summary

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Had to Cut an Olive Garden Joke for Being Too Offensive

In a profile for The New York Times Magazine, Rachel Bloom said she had to get rid of a joke in a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song because it was maybe going to be offensive to Olive Garden. [Writer Jack] Dolgen informed Bloom that a lyric involving someone taking call girls to... More »

This Powerful Reporting Uncovers The Reality Of Racial Segregation In Schools

Last year, reporting from The New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones showcased a disturbing trend in American K-12 education: the resegregation of schools across the country and its negative impact on all students and communities. Show More Summary

The New York Times Takes a Hike with Eileen Myles

Our favorite openly female presidential candidate, Eileen Myles, is back in the news. Earlier this week, you may have noticed Myles in attendance at the Golden Globe Awards; Myles appears in this week’s New York Times Magazine section “Talk,” where she discusses the current presidential race and why men everywhere really need to get outta […]

Eileen Myles Thinks Men Should Just Go Away for a Little While

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Poet Eileen Myles, who has had a welcome return to the spotlight after the reissue of her novel Chelsea Girls and a new book of poetry that was released in September, is in The New York Times Magazine this week doling out some unminceable wit. In a Q&A with Ana Marie Cox,... More »

The Case of DuPont’s Pollution and the Importance of CSR

The story of DuPont's ongoing pollution in West Virginia is expertly detailed in the most recent New York Times Magazine. The account underscores just how crucial is today’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) “movement” and suggests that we cannot continue to rely on government and private lawyers to police corporate behavior.

Actually, Daily Fantasy Is Good, Because I Won A Bunch Of Money On It

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

This week’s must-read on the ongoing daily fantasy sports mess is Jay Caspian Kang’s piece for the New York Times Magazine. It’s sort of a hybrid personal odyssey/news item, beginning with Kang recounting how he gradually slipped into...Show More Summary

Hollywood Reporter Named Finalist for National Magazine Cover Award

The Kevin Hart cover from Jan. 23, 2015 is up against GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. read more

The Head of the DNC Says Young Women Are “Complacent.” She’s Not Totally Wrong.

I spent a lot of 2008 arguing with women like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who couldn’t fathom why younger women weren’t more excited about Hillary Clinton. In a just-published New York Times Magazine interview, Wasserman Schultz was asked whether she sees a generational divide in Clinton support. Show More Summary

Hollywood Reporter Is Finalist For ASME Cover Honor

The Kevin Hart cover from Jan. 23, 2015 is up against GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. read more

Tom Brady's personal chef details quarterback's diet

After the lengthy New York Times Magazine article on Tom Brady last year that detailed, among other things, that ice cream made from avocado is a treat for the New England Patriots' quarterback, his stringent eating habits have become...Show More Summary

“The Next Big Voting-Rights Fight”

Emily Bazelon and Jim Rutenberg discuss the Evenwel case at the New York Times Magazine, as part of their “Disenfranchised” Series. Thanks to them for linking to a couple of my posts on this “one person, one vote” case. … Continue reading ?

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