New York City Embraces a Bold New Traffic Theory →
My latest in Newsweek
Hope you didn't like driving through Times Square.
Behind-the-scenes Newsweek story TK soon.
Evolution of Security: 3 oz or 3.4 oz? →
steller: from TSA blog Actually, the limit on carry-on liquids is no limit at all. I flew an unholy amount last year (200 flights, give or take, maybe 50 of them commercial), and I never, ever took out my little Ziploc of crap. Exactly zero times did a TSA screener say a word, not even when they physically inspected my stuff during random screenings. 3-1-1, or even 3.4-1-1, is for suckers.
sarahfrank: ‘The District’ | Ep. 3 | ‘They’re Just Not That Into Me…’ OMG, bipartisanship is, like, so last season!
Most popular cocktail in New York — The Sully, named after Capt. Chesley B....– via
Do you ever wonder what people say about you when...
The Daily Beast's new books page... →
…looks amazing — all the more so given the Post’s decision to shutter Book World.
Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America →
steller: cool graphic
Joaquin Phoenix: Before the Letterman Fiasco,... →
markcoatney: popvox: Some actors travel everywhere with their entourage. Then there’s Joaquin Phoenix. He arrived at a press junket in New York on Wednesday for his new movie “Two Lovers” with an entire camera crew…. This is fairly awesome. Money quote: I think it’s hard for us to understand what’s going on with you. And you made the announcement so quickly on a red carpet. For you, I...
Cam’ron Working on Sitcom Inspired by Curb Your... →
lindsayrobertson: azizisbored: This is a great quote: Staying true to Curb’s unique brand of Jewish humor, Cam says that he wants to include Jewish people in the project. “Right now while I’m writing my show, it’s a lot of stuff that has to do with Jewish people,” he said. “So I called my lawyer, my man Andrew Bergman, and I’m like listen, would I be allowed to do this because I don’t wanna...
The Cole Porter of Critical Shopping
andrewromano spots Cintra Wilson tweaking a gay designer: In which the brilliant Cintra Wilson reviews the women’s clothes at Brooks Brothers’ new standalone Black Fleece shop in the West Village (emphasis added): I found, in most cases, that the proportions were a bit off. The necks were too tight, the skirts too tentlike, the busts flattening. It reminded me of the janky, angular Madonnas...
From: Lyons, Dan To: Nick Summers Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 7:08 PM Subject: have you seen this site? http://hotchickswithdouchebags.com/ Working with Fake Steve Jobs is going to be fun.
pablog: This reminds me: if anyone wants to drive Pietro into poverty, feel free to send him a barrage of text messages. bankergonebroke: http://www.fmylife.com/ Today, my boss fired me via text message. I don’t have a text messaging plan. I paid $0.25 to get fired. FML Knowing next to nothing about it, I’m going to go ahead and say that FML is fake. I’ll be waiting for all of...
The people of Elkhart, Ind., may have 15.3 percent unemployment, but they also have my glasses, where the normally competent Obama campaign lost them in August.
Episode two of NEWSWEEK’s excellent MTV/Beltway mashup “The District.” (Now Approval Matrix-approved!)
“They score a 5-on-3 goal and that didn’t kill us. But, I don’t know; after the goal we just stopped playing. We didn’t play our system, we didn’t finish checks, we didn’t shoot puck. Sometimes you have to lose a game like this. To realize, we’ve won [three] straight and we feel like we’re gods or something like that.” —Alex Ovechkin,...
bullshit: oomb: This is a recording of Barack...
Lest I get tar-and-feathered around here, Nick... →
(via kurtsoller) (via ncroal) Cancel the Nelly Yuki Kurt Soller project!
In fairness, Time covered Facebook's 25 Things... →
(via kurtsoller) Et tu, Brut?
Bill Gates releases swarm of mosquitos at TED →
This makes me a huger fan of Bill Gates.
Achewood returns →
I didn't even eat the breakfast
I am STILL getting invoices from the McCain-Palin campaign. Today’s charges total $828 (ground only; $666 in airfare was billed separately) for two days in October. Staring at these expenses in bafflement, whether incomprehensibly large or trivially small, is as timeless a part of campaign journalism as hotel bars and plane plague. But getting them in February is telling. Breakfast, Oct....
Just your standard album of modern Russian folk...
Sally Jenkins on Michael Phelps
“I’m just sorry I wasn’t at that University of South Carolina house party to witness Squid Boy’s binge firsthand — not that I would ever make such a staggering misstep myself. “According to the British tabloid News of the World, which ran a photo of Phelps hunched over a glass tube and torching it up quite proficiently with a lighter, he ‘was out of...
Indaba on Colbert
kurtsoller: honestly, this is hilarious. sarahfrank: Yes. This is a shameless self-plug. But please, put down the guacamole, step away from the chip dip, momentarily stop posting Bruce -isms, images and animated gifs, and watch this video. The NEWSWEEK video staff attempts to reimagine Obama’s first 100 days as if it were directed by the creators of MTV’s “The City.” AMAZING.
25 Things about '25 Things' →
1. They’re annoying. 2. They’re really annoying. 3. I’m referring, of course, to “25 Random Things About Me” — those self-cataloguing Facebook notes that everyone is clogging up my News Feed with. 4. If you’ve been mystified to see yourself tagged in one of these notes, then you know the rules. 5. “Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to...