I had never heard this before, but Mariano Rivera’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this season occasioned its retelling. Apparently, George Steinbrenner nearly derailed the last Yankees dynasty all by himself and in one fell swoop.
There’s a lot more important stuff to be steamed about, but I am still disappointed with The Onion.
I keep coming back to something I saw on the news about the sequester and its effects on national parks.
I wonder if, just as every Apple CEO from now on will have to pull on a black turtleneck once a month and demonstrate electronic gadgets like some kind of avant-garde door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, the new president of Venezuela will have to wear a red Oxford shirt for a three-hour television rant every Sunday.
The little media dust-up about Yahoo ending telecommuting for its employees perplexed me.
In between reruns of All in the Family and Diff’rent Strokes last night was the most stunning advertisement I’ve seen in a long time.
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How charming to think that Americans dash out to the nearest museum or national park to learn about presidents on President’s Day.
I introduced Lore to Mel Brooks with Blazing Saddles just as my cousins introduced me to him when I was a kid (I think they started me off with History of the World, Part I).
The Northeast has been getting the kind of winter weather that, when I lived there, I always expected to find in the Midwest.
I’ve been making my way through some of NPR’s Top Sci-fi Books list, including Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
There’s this movie that Netflix keeps recommending to me: The People Versus George Lucas. It’s a documentary about where fans (represented in this film by greasy, overweight American Studies majors) think Lucas went wrong with the Star Wars franchise, particularly with the special edition remastering of the original trilogy and his treatment of the new […]
Since tomato sauce and pasta post-date the Roman Empire, I’ve often wondered what ancient Romans ate. One staple of their cuisine was garum, a fermented fish sauce. Some researchers on a PBS show were trying out a batch of homemade. I have a book a about the rise of sugar as a commodity and its […]
In his 1991 book Baghdad Without a Map, Tony Horwitz, a freelance journalist who lived in the Middle East during the 1980s, wrote about visiting Saddam Hussein’s Iraq before the Persian Gulf War.
My brother once observed, “You’re only as safe as I am sane.”
Here’s a good rule of thumb: famous artists’ private lives do not make good children’s books.
Kevin Youkilis will be joining the Yankees next season.
I was sad to hear Oscar Niemeyer died but I’m looking forward to see what his tomb looks like.
A trailer for the movie World War Z, set for release next year, got our attention so I borrowed the book by Max Brooks from the library.
Can it really be true that Hostess is going under?