Vladimir Putin canceled a radical production of Wagner's Tannhaüser in Novosibirsk, the good people of my native Queens are in an uproar over public art the public doesn't want, and an op-ed piece proposes a darker version of The Sound of Music, of all things.
So, the New York Times has corrected the record. Mazl tov! Is the world the same now as it would be if the NYT had never run the scary headline in the first place?
Some editors at the New York Times seem to have either developed a severe case of institutional amnesia, or decided to confer the presumption of innocence upon cellphone radiation, as the newspaper did upon asbestos for an entire decade after the mineral had been shown to be the most important industrial carcinogen in the world.
Almost a month ago, the French Club at the University of Chicago invited Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui to discuss "freedom of expression in our contemporary society." The event on freedom of expression, however, quickly turned to a kickboxing match with a single kickboxer and Islam as her punching bag.
If advertising of yore tried to prey on insecurities and the psychology of the public, today they're scouring the glut of what we're discussing each day for keywords that might as well be invitations to solicitation.
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?
Do Cruel Animal Photos Change Your Eating Habits? Many Say No. Thanks to the Internet, there is no lack of farm verite showing how animals are raise...
Scott Walker is one of a very small number of Presidential candidates to have been catapulted into the national spotlight by a single galvanizing issue or event. Walker's challenge to public sector unions struck a nerve with rank-and-file Republicans, as well as with Libertarian-oriented Tea Party voters and GOP benefactors.
Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.
If you've been wondering about your own sexless marriage, you're obviously not alone. And the message from this survey is crystal clear: Expend energy making your spouse feel desirable. Initiate sex. Take pride in your physical appearance. Get some professional guidance.
If you're the kind of person who would drop into a pop-up shop or local gallery because something catches your eye, keep reading.
Demanding that the metrics be changed for us and our contributions recognized is not necessary once we start contributing the way men do -- confidently, taking ownership, without apology, and without concern for whether everyone else feels included.
Somehow all the sturm and drang created by each new "accusation and bombshell" her opponents dream up, and the press jumps to report, ends the same; Hillary is never shown to have done anything wrong. She comes out of these made for TV crisis looking like what she is; a brilliant woman and good politician who gets things done.
My identity and story are built on passions and habits. For example, something in my mind and body prevents me from falling asleep without reading the hard copy of the front page of The New York Times every night.
The ad that Shmuley Boteach financed in the paper was a deliberate and scathing affront on her dignity. She doesn't deserve that.
Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.