Archive for March, 2019
Gary Cantrell, a.k.a. Lazarus Lake, has been running ultra distances since before ultrarunning was even a thing.
In commemoration of Empire's years of skating, Willie Trent, owner of the rink, is hosting a "Celebration Last Skate" from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pitchers have used all sorts of tricks to adulterate balls and make their jobs easier. These days, though, itâs harder to create the necessary mess.
They said it couldn’t be done.
Three Long Island brothers who prefer not to be identified are last remaining members of Adolf Hitler's paternal bloodline; their father was William Patrick Hitler, son of Alois Hitler Jr, Adolf Hitler's half-brother; despite efforts to live quietly, brothers face limelight as new play Little Willy, based on their father's life, opens in Manhattan; photos (M)
While drunkenness has been part of cocktail culture since the days of spruce beer and toddy sticks, the Dark Ages embraced it with an openness not found in...
I believe I’ve seen every single Apple event over the past decade-plus. Yesterday’s was without question the weirdest I’ve ever seen. So weird that I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Twitter…
[Chapter from Skin in the Game] The salesman is the boss — How to drink poison — Advertising and manipulation When people get rich, they shed their skin-in-the game driven experiential mechanism…
This is the future of care for many patients with limited access.
Forty years of boxing matches — as many as 55,000 individual fights — have been painstakingly preserved in a video archive. In the age of YouTube and cloud storage, is it worth anything?
“Leave No Soldier Behind”: The Unsolved Mystery of the Soldier Who Died in the Watchtower | Vanity Fair
Is the Army botching its investigations into noncombatant deaths?
Americans at the lower end of the economic ladder suffer from an ever-growing privacy divide, impacting more than just their personal dignity and autonomy.
At 78 and with myriad health issues, surf-rock legend Dick Dale plays through the pain | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper
“I’ve been living like this for the past 15 years, but I’m still here and opening my eyes each morning.”
My heart breaks when my friends conflate the two terms: understanding the difference between ‘broke’ and ‘poor’ is the first step toward building a more equitable society
Before the Internet, you would just sit in an armchair with a book open on your lap, staring into space or staring at a decorative broom on the wall—kind of shifting back and forth between those two modes of being.Before the Internet, you might take it upon yourself to do a drawing. You’d quietly start
Not everyone is required to take the things they love and monetize them, transforming them from private passions to unwanted hustles.
Parents obsessing over their kids getting into good colleges is nothing new, but committing actual crimes to make it happen would seemingly require a particular mindset and financial position. When the Justice Department announced yesterday charges and indictments in an absolutely batshit college admission cheating scandal, in which wealthy parents are accused of paying tens of millions of dollars to a fraudulent group called Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) in order to get their kids into “selective” colleges, we got a look at exactly what that mindset and financial position looks like.
Outrage is strange bait: It can feel wrong not to take it.
Blaine played on numerous classics, including the Beach Boysâ Pet Sounds, as a member of the Wrecking Crew
As the Dark Ages treated cocktails like candy, itâs only fitting that one of the Classic Eraâs icons would find new life, transformed by the whirling magic of a 7-...
I sometimes wonder if the return of the cocktail was inevitable. But the efforts of those who restored cocktails to their lost glory left nothing to chance. To...
Derek Sivers: I almost never cry, but I cried a lot last month, leaving New Zealand. I’ve never loved and felt so connected to a place before. It wasn’t simple sadness that made me cry, but overflowing appreciation. I’d been feeling it for years, almost every day, amazed at not just the nature but the people and way of life. Knowing I was leaving made me re-play all my memories from my last six years. Most of that time spent playing in the wilderness with my kid. The memories are so overwhelmingly wonderful that seeing them all together like that made me sob with appreciation. They’ve been the happiest years of my life. Leaving felt like tearing a child from its mother.
At the height of Summer, I try to go for a short run after I’ve done some writing but before it gets too hot, which is usually about 11am. The most uncomfortable part of the run comes at its very […]
In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War.