Geraldine Ferraro, SVU crusader
We owe the beauty of Law & Order: SVU to none other than the late Geraldine Ferraro. She came up with the name “Special Victims Bureau” when she was a young ADA in NYC…The More You Know! I only wish she could have lived to see the day when a woman isn’t just knocking on the door to the White House, but is holding office in there.
After all, the whole enterprise of big-time college sports rests on maintaining...– Daniel Libit, who has a blockbuster, ultimately very sad story of Bruce Pearl’s career trajectory. It starts as a Chicago corruption story (what other Chicago story is there?), but ends far beyond that.
We do; we need more worlds. This one will fail.
We always need good poems for hard times. Here is John Updike. Religious Consolation by John Updike One size fits all. The shape or coloration of the god or high heaven matters less than that there is one, somehow, somewhere, hearing the hasty prayer and chalking up the mite the widow brings to the temple, A child alone with horrid verities cries out for there to be a limit, a warm wall ...
Today I heard a mother explaining the concept of dog years to her little girl as they walked with an old dog with a grey beard. It reminded me of this… Before She Died by Karen Chase When I look at the sky now, I look at it for you. As if with enough attention, I could take it in for you. With all the leaves gone almost from the trees, I did not walk briskly through the field. Late...
New Jersey, lately travestied as an inferno of vulgar hedonism on MTV, is here...– - A.O. Scott, in his review of “Win Win” with Paul Giamatti. Points for a loving NJ reference with bonus mega extra points for a “Sportswriter” reference.
When [The Godfather II] came out Newsweek called it “arguably cinema’s...– James Camp, at thisrecording.com
bravolapadite: This WOULD have been a photo of my brother’s birthday party, but thanks to work and stock takes and gar-blah, I didn’t get there until about 45 minutes before the party ended and spent that time sitting in the corner, falling asleep. So here is a photo of a t-shirt I bought that day. I think we can all agree it’s better than every other t-shirt.
because bob dylan is for the hour when the writing’s on the wall, but bob dylan...– Max Abelson
Just read the always amazing Michael Sokolove’s cover story about Baylor star baller Perry Jones in this week’s NYT Magazine (newly redesigned by the way, and I approve). The business of college athletics is shady, and everyone knows that. After Sokolove’s story went to print, Jones was suspended for an NCAA infraction that seemed to pale in comparison to some of the other more...
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Men, take heed. And you wondered how Michael Douglas got Catherine Zeta-Jones?!