Every weekday on the Daily Poet, the day's news in poetry form.
it looks like we killed some people by mistake
what are you going to do?
these things happen right?
The week's highlights included Anthony Weiner's entry into the race and a Quinnipiac poll released today. Quinnipiac did not even bother to poll on Republicans, LOL. This week's installment of the "New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" sees John Liu holding on to the top spot as he snags several endorsements. All of last week's greatest moments are recorded and tallied up to see who really leads in the race to be crowned King (or Queen) of New York. We will also be incorporating some of your recommended point allocations from the previous week.
Cooking, dining, and book review magazine The New York Times has kindly allowed us to play around with their best sellers list. What a gracious old gray lady? Today we cover paperback fiction (mass market and trade) to see what it is that America is reading. The trade books are more likely to employ alliteration than the mass market books. Those snobs. Surprisingly mass market has a higher negative to positive ratio than the trade books do. What is happening America?
Every weekday we bring you Live at Five in Five, a series that highlights the most noteworthy events of the day in our fair City in five paragraphs, sentences, words, or letters.
New York is a town of value. We see it everyday in real estate prices. Developers, hustlers, politicians, and community activists. They all struggle to get a piece of that worth. That elusive New York worth.
In Vienna. In Vienna there is a philharmonic. In this new year, the Vienna Philharmonic had a concert. A New Year's Concert, if you will. They celebrated a man. A man born of this day. This day two hundred years ago. Today. His name, Richard Wagner, except in Austrian. Use an Austrian accent. There you go.
Megan Elizabeth is a raw food advocate. But who cares right? I think the beauty of this recipe related video is in the stuff Megan says about friendships. Whether you eat raw or not is irrelevant. Listen to how peer pressure has the power to persuade people to do things they do not want to do. Kudos to Megan for making this video!
Every day on Daily Readers' Book Club we offer an article length section of a book until that book is done. We are currently reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise. This book will have 106 parts.
Afternoon at the Plaza, with winter twilight hovering outside and faint drums down-stairs... they strut and fret in the lobby, taking another cocktail, scrupulously attired and waiting. Then the swinging doors revolve and three bundles of fur mince in. The theatre comes afterward; then a table at the Midnight Frolic--of course, mother will be along there, but she will serve only to make things more secretive and brilliant as she sits in solitary state at the deserted table and thinks such entertainments as this are not half so bad as they are painted, only rather wearying. But the P. D. is in love again... it was odd, wasn't it?--that though there was so much room left in the taxi the P. D. and the boy from Williams were somehow crowded out and had to go in a separate car. Odd! Didn't you notice how flushed the P. D. was when she arrived just seven minutes late? But the P. D. "gets away with it."
Dateline Headline, a comparison of the headlines of the major New York papers and a running tally of the best. Newspapers will be awarded from zero to ten points. Click on the headlines to see an image of each paper's front page.
The Daily News and Newsday lead with the Oklahoma tornado. The New York Times focused on the immigration bill in the U.S. Senate. The Wall Street Journal led with Jamie Dimon. The New York Post picked on the billionaire mayor.
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