Over at The New York Times Magazine, Katrina Tan explores a creative life in Manila. Pair with this Millions essay on creating a DIY literary scene. The post Dispatch from the Phillipines appeared first on The Millions.
It's been reported on NPR: Americans are shrinking, while Chinese and Koreans sprout up. In the New York Times: Adults have become shorter in many countries. In the Guardian: Women and men have grown taller over last century. On Global...
Lily Silverstein makes her New York Times Crossword debut.
On Tuesday, July 26, one day after the official start of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, two terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS stormed into a parish church in Normandy, France. From The New York Times: Father Hamel was celebrating Mass on a Tuesday morning when two men with knives entered the small church and [...]
Sharks were swimming in the New York Stock Exchange. On the night of Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy brought chaos and destruction to New York, Twitter had the news. First, a tweet headed BREAKING (all caps) went out saying that the exchange had been flooded with more than three feet...
Reading New York Times today, I was reminded how the biggest problem with acquiring a car in Beijing is not the actual purchase, but having the vehicle registered. With heavy smog, poor visibility and congested streets, Beijing doesn't look like a city that seriously tries to restrict traffic. Show More Summary
Following up on my previous post, Federal Government To Start Tracking Luxury Home Buyers, Beginning In Miami (>$1m), NYC (>$3m): New York Times, U.S. to Expand Tracking of Home Purchases by Shell Companies: More than a quarter of the all-cash luxury home purchases made using shell companies in Manhattan and...
The New York Times visualized the presidential nominees' respective convention speeches. Guess who skewed more negative? Now that both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions are behind us, the New York Times has released a series of visualizations that compare the tone and content of the nominees' respective speeches. Show More Summary
Two years ago, John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats) released his debut novel Wolf in White Van. The novel was on the longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and was a New York Times best seller. On Twitter, he has shared...Show More Summary
National Geographic Channel has greenlit The Long Road Home scripted miniseries, based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times bestseller. It was announced today ahead of Nat Geo’s session at TCA. The eight-hour event series is executive produced by Mike Medavoy, Jason Clark, Benjamin Anderson and Edward McGurn. Show More Summary
“I guess time flies when you’re having fun,” Jennifer Hudson proclaimed from the second floor of the New York & Co. flagship in New York. The affable actress and singer was celebrating the one-year anniversary of her collaboration with the brand and had come out wearing a white dress with a light...
Wall Street meets Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones's anticipated new novel. Will the passion and deep sexual attraction between Shane Brandon and Emily Steven go beyond the surface and...Show More Summary
I read a report in the New York Times the other day that writers may be particularly susceptible to maladies such as diabetes, and clogged cardio arteries. Why? Because writers - including journalists - just sit too much and don't get sufficient exercise. Show More Summary
While Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech emphasized "I sweat the details of policy," The New York Times is forced to admit as it began its fact-checking, she delivered a speech that was remarkably without hard facts... Much of her address was a mix of descriptions of her upbringing, assertions of her opinions and generalized attacks on Donald J. Show More Summary
Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist—publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. Show More Summary
Megan Abbott discusses her new murder mystery, and Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books.
In an interview with The New York Times, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump seemingly downplayed the role he played in planning the Republican National Convention, saying he just showed up for his speech.
An insightful New York Times piece on how the Islamic State-inspired terrorism is dampening Europe’s tourism industry, if not decimating it: In France, growth in nightly hotel room bookings after the Paris attacks fell to single digits from 20 percent. After the Brussels bombings, bookings went negative, and after Nice, bookings fell by double digits, […]
Geno Smith has developed in his time in the NFL, but the Jets likely won't see what that finished product looks like. The spat between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets lasted for several months and at least appeared to show faith in Geno Smith's ability to take over the reins as the team's starting quarterback. Show More Summary
Donald Trump distanced himself from his own Republican convention telling the New York Times, “I didn’t produce our show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday.”