Living a luxurious life is not all fun and games. There are real worries and concerns out there. Will my yachts capsize? Will any of my homes be burgled? How many Rockefellers do I have to meet in my life? They are quite the spawners are they not? They are only outdone by the Kennedys. But one real concern of the my fellow upper class men is who will be the Treasury Secretary. Timmy, or as the poors know him, the honorable Timothy Geithner, has served us well. So we were all a little apprehensive when he stepped down. Who would replace him?
Why must technology have all the fun? What about art? An NPR article focusing on the nanotechnology of art shows the burgeoning of a budding art scene. Except, this is art made by engineers. The engineer artists create super small representations of flowers that can fit on Lincoln's lapel in the back of a penny. Ranked in ascending order of realism.
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 nonfiction to see what it is that America is reading. One author is such a hothead, he did not want other authors' names listed and they are covered by "and others." The author in question: Glenn Beck.
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.
In a changing city a woman has to explain clotheslines to new New Yorkers. What people did not have these anywhere else?
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.
"You remember Amory Blaine, of course. Well, he's simply mad to see you again. He's stayed over a day from college, and he's coming to-night. He's heard so much about you--says he remembers your eyes."
This had pleased Isabelle. It put them on equal terms, although she was quite capable of staging her own romances, with or without advance advertising. But following her happy tremble of anticipation, came a sinking sensation that made her ask:
"How do you mean he's heard about me? What sort of things?"
Sally smiled. She felt rather in the capacity of a showman with her more exotic cousin.
"He knows you're--you're considered beautiful and all that"--she paused--"and I guess he knows you've been kissed."
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 tabloids lead with an attack on a London street. Newsday covers the funeral of the girl shot by police. The New York Times points out Obama's policy change on drones. The Wall Street Journal discusses the cryptic message of the Federal Reserve.