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Rattner on Income Inequality

Steve Rattner gets many things right in his NYT column on income inequality. (Okay, I'm going soft because he used a chart from CEPR on mandated vacation.) But there is one point worth correcting. His charts showing income inequality before taxes and transfers across countries is misleading. Show More Summary

Foreign Exchange Settlement Shows the Lessons Banks Have Learned

Perhaps the biggest lesson from the settlement was seen after other cases involving big fines -- there will be little real change in how global banks act, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.

NYT corrects: ‘She is a performer from the show, not a drag queen from the show

An excellent correction rides below Michael Powell’s Oct. 8 column about the San Francisco Giants: An earlier version of this column, using information from the San Francisco Giants, described incorrectly the cast member of “Beach Blanket...Show More Summary

The illusion of choice: Evidence from Barcelona

The Boston mechanism for school assignment is well studied and widely used. This column shows two crucial failings of the variation that gives priority based on neighbourhood, using an exogenous policy change in Barcelona. Since assignment to any school not picked first is unlikely, most parents make the ‘safe’ pick and rank the local school first. Show More Summary

Were we wrong about Gillespie’s strategy?

What should be the takeaway from a new survey by the respected Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Mark Warner (D) beating Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by only 48-39 among likely voters? In our recent column, we questioned the rookie...Show More Summary

Fox's Outnumbered Defends Forbes Contributor Fired For Offensive Campus Sexual Assault Column

From the September 25 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Related: Forbes Fires 'Drunk Girl' Columnist Previously: The Show That Sexism Built: Fox Drops All Pretense With Outnumbered "Let Men Be Men": Fox News Hosts Defend Catcalling Fox Host: "Why Should There Be Anything Controversial" About Telling Women Not To Drink To Avoid Sexual Assault?

Scenic Routes: Unforgiven offers a three-act drama in one crackerjack scene

As I’ve mentioned before, the idea for this column came from an annual movie clip party that a friend of mine and I have been throwing for the past 16 years, to which guests bring favorite short scenes. (In the old days, people showed up with VHS tapes cued to the scene in question. Show More Summary

Chiropractors who sell 'cures' for diabetes

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: I think David Lazarus shows some intestinal fortitude in writing this column, given that his employer (The Times) is deriving advertising revenue from one of the very advertisements Lazarus cites. ("A cure for diabetes? Don't look to chiropractors, state says," Column, Sept. 15)

Terrifying Images Of Whirling Firenadoes From All Over The World

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fire whirls, commonly known as "fire tornadoes" and "firenadoes," can make destructive fires even more horrifying as the flames are swept up into a swirling column of fire. These images show this frightening phenomenon during various fires. Read more...

Criticism Of Louis Van Gaal’s Leadership From Fans And Media Shows Their Naivety

3 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Following Manchester United’s draw against Burnley, Sunday Mirror columnist Andy Dunn took to his column to criticize manager Louis van Gaal and claim that “the clock was ticking” on the Dutch boss’ time at Old Trafford. Dunn chose to to … Continue reading ? Criticism Of Louis Van Gaal’s Leadership From Fans And Media Shows Their Naivety is a post from World Soccer Talk.

The most popular fact checks of July

This month’s round-up of the most popular Fact Checker columns covers a wide variety of topics, from taxes to Obamacare to diplomacy, and once again shows the enduring interest in the Clintons. Programming note: Just as Congress goes on recess in August, so does The Fact Checker. Please keep sending tips for fact checks, especially […]

Listen Up, Nerds! 5 Lessons from 30 Rock on How to Make Your Characters Down with the In-Crowd

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

"Remember everyone, just don't be yourselves..." and other wisdom from the hit TV show, '30 Rock.' Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard I'm not a creative type like you, with your work sneakers and your left-handedness.... [Continue Read...

Active Management: On Track for Second Worst Showing in a Decade

From this weekend’s Barron’s print ETF Focus column: At the outset of 2014, things were looking up for active management: A little more than half of large-cap managers beat the S&P 500 last year, the best showing since 2009. And although passive investing has a reputation for whupping stockpickers, half or more of the latter [...]

On Thursday’s Radio Show

• ¡Ask a Mexican about the border! Your favorite Mexican, Gustavo Arellano, gives his take on what’s going on at the border and discusses his latest column. • New York Times assistant Jennifer Mascia details the findings from her gruesome, years-long task of reporting who gets shot in America every day.

Securing MH17 Victims: Dutch Have Elite Troops for a Reason! (Elsevier, The Netherlands)

Just 24 hours ago, as this column from Elsevier of the Netherlands shows, there was significant talk among the Dutch of the need to threaten the use of elite forces to secure the MH17 crash site and the corpses of the dead – most of whom are Dutch. Whether the events of the last 24 [...]

Global income inequality is falling

That is the theme of my new New York Times column.  Here is one excerpt: Income inequality has surged as a political and economic issue, but the numbers don’t show that inequality is rising from a global perspective. Yes, the problem has become more acute within most individual nations, yet income inequality for the world […]

5 Essential Brain Hacks for Fiction

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Neuroscience reveals a lot about how evolution shaped our brains. It can also show us how to suck our readers in from page one and keep them turning the pages. Why? Because science. Column by Susan DeFreitas At first glance, neuroscience and fiction may seem strange bedfellows. Show More Summary

Writing Lessons from the Dead: Kurt Vonnegut

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Kurt Vonnegut checks into Max's hotel and refuses to put out his cigarette. Column by Max Booth III The night after Charles Bukowski checked in to my hotel, I showed up to work twenty minutes before my shift started. The 3:00 PM – 11:00...Show More Summary

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events

By Tom Spurgeon I almost forgot Torsten Adair's column here on a recent comics show in the New York area, held the same weekend as Reed's comics-focuse affair in the city. Here's a photo gallery from the same show.

Diving Deep Into the Legendary 'Mr. Show' Season 3 Writing Staff

Writing Staff Breakdown is a new Splitsider column that takes a writing staff from a beloved TV comedy, examines their individual contributions to the show and collaborations between the writers before and after. This week, we're looking at the writers for the third season of Bob Odenkirk and David Cross's Mr. Show More Summary

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