"It's time to merge but you only get the feast if two people sacrifice themselves by not eating." READ MORE
The upcoming elections dominated discussion just before the House approved them. Also debated were whether or not there will be debates, the debt, the deficit, education, the National Health Service, infrastructure, housing, job security, the economy, sanitation, and defense spending. Best bits below. READ MORE
In tonight's two-hour seventh episode of the 34th season titled, "There's a New Sheriff in Town," the tribes merge but two tribals are excluded from the merge feast. Our Survivor Game Changers probabilities and predictions below. READ MORE
Liz and Michael and Tara and Joey earned the most points this week and had the biggest jumps in the rankings due to their great performances. Meanwhile team fun lost their cool while Matt and Redmond and Seth and Olive realized how dangerous it is to show the other teams how great you are at the race. Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of The Amazing Race contestants. READ MORE
Bill de Blasio paid Staten Island a visit and held a town hall meeting there while his opponents stumble over each other to figure out a way to make a dent in this race. Anytime they would get press coverage, a feat in and of itself (potential candidates get more coverage), it was negative. This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE
The tribes prepare for the merge. READ MORE
Another episode filled with silly gimmicks that took valuable airtime from the cooks leaving most of the rankings unchanged. Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, here is our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of the MasterChef Junior cooks. READ MORE
"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times. Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.
This week Philip reaches out to the intellectually challenged. A woman is asked to partake in an activity she is not comfortable with, a fiancée wishes she could be closer to her fiancé's children, a woman wonders about the roles of spouses in households, and a couple wishes their friend would just go away.