New York Times, After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought: Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing...
On Tuesday night, the hottest name in American coaching found a new home as Jason Kreis was named the first head coach of New York City FC: Before Kreis' NYCFC team hits the field in 2015, he will spend some time in England with theShow More Summary
Perhaps it’s time for Merriam-Webster’s One-Percenter Dictionary. Because as noted this afternoon on Twitter by Michael Calderone and HuffPost Media, this rarefied group’s definition of English-language words can be a little different than yours or ours. The Twitter discussion was sparked by an article by The Real Deal Web producer Mark Maurer. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc for at least $75 million over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" into three parts, and refusing to pay them for the...
America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change. In the piece the reporter notes the Koch brothers have “longtime resentment of the biggest oil companies.” Last week, the [...]
It is impossible to read the quotes in this profile of Ray Hudson without hearing them in his voice. [New York Times] Read more...
Two New York Times reporters are suing the DHS, because the agency stopped them and questioned them extensively at the border, typing their answers into a computer, and then later insisted first that they weren't required to search for records, and then that they had no records at all on the men.
David is sixteen years old and lives in a New York City homeless shelter with his mother. He has been arrested three times in the past year for possession of a knife, most recently after robbing another teenager of their iPhone. HisShow More Summary
Throughout his time with Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and France, Thierry Henry has had plenty of media exposure. With that in mind many Sky Sports watchers were in shock when Thierry Henry appeared to say “fucking” twice in row during his appearance on the Champions League show. Not only was Thierry Henry faux pas recorded [...]
I already Slogged on Monday morning about New York Times writer Andrea Elliott's five-part story about Dasani, an 11-year-old homeless girl in gentrifying New York. But at that point, I'd only read part one. All five together are pretty astounding. Show More Summary
Are there no prisons? No workhouses? Much has already been said of the New York Post's decision to run an op-ed dismissing squalid and dangerous conditions at city homeless shelters. (The Times ran a report on one where "mold creepsShow More Summary
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. A collection of 13 news organizations — including The New York Times, the AP, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters — have composed a letter asking Syrian rebel forces to stop kidnapping journalists,...Show More Summary
By JONATHAN WOLFMAN Was Nelson Mandela a communist? The only serious writer I’ve seen address this in the sea of ink since the man’s death is Bill Keller in last Sunday’s New York Times. Keller makes, among many interesting points, the observation that it was, you can argue, the fall of the Soviet Union and […]
The New York Times recently wrote about a new trend of mothers who work on Wall Street with stay-at-home husbands who watch the kids. The women and men quoted in the article largely described the arrangement as an inversion of the traditional...Show More Summary
The New York Times is including all the Happy Talk That’s Fit to Print. Their latest poll came with the headline “Obama Sees a Rebound In His Approval Rating.” One might think it’s getting close to 50 percent. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and...Show More Summary
Last week the New York Times published an article in their economics column of the magazine that was a new take on the old “evil wedding industry” label that has been in the recycling bin of news stories for the past 5-10 years. ForShow More Summary
Perhaps it isn't fashionable to review a book written 17 decades earlier. Admittedly, I'm the guy who read the New York Times to the day one year after the date of publication, and doesn't want to know what's happening when everyoneShow More Summary
Two New York City colleges known for their vibrantly opinionated and expressive student bodies are trying to cut back on vibrant expressions of opinion by their student bodies, reports the New York Times. Read more...
Yesterday New York Times critic Pete Wells gave four stars (the highest possible rating) to Sushi Nakazawa. Back in January chef Daisuke Nakazawa, who trained in the kitchen of Jiro Ono (and appeared in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi),...