Pistole admitted that it was a hassle for parents to take their kids’ shoes off....– Airlines’ Checked-Bag Fees Are Bad For Security, Says TSA Chief - Forbes
When I called a press spokesman for Steven J. Baum to ask about the photographs, he sent me a statement a few hours later. “It has been suggested that some employees dress in … attire that mocks or attempts to belittle the plight of those who have lost their homes,” the statement read. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” It described this column as “another attempt by The New...
I am very optimistic that more than 90 percent of banks will participate,”...– IIF sees take-up of Greek debt discount above 90 percent | Reuters Is it the case that if a bank participates, then it will certainly tender all its bonds? Otherwise, it would be very easy to get high takeup in terms of the participation rate, but also miserably low takeup overall. I’m VERY...
The idea that a younger son should become Monarch instead of an elder daughter,...– Centuries-old rule of succession in British Royal family scrapped by Commonwealth - Telegraph You’re quite right, David Cameron. Male primogeniture doesn’t make sense. But then again, NEITHER DOES THE IDEA THAT THE UK’S HEAD OF STATE SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY WHO THEIR PARENTS WERE.
In a new introduction to a revised report issued on Friday, the Office of the...– Report of Justice Dept.’s $16 Muffin Greatly Exaggerated - NYTimes.com
Don’t build Twitter clients; but more specifically, don’t build any features for...– Twitter’s advice to developers in its ecosystem, from @jolieodell In a commitment to honesty, Twitter finally buries the hatchet with third-party developers | venturebeat.com
Excerpts from a Christie's Press Release
CAUGHT SURREALIST MASTERWORK BY ED RUSCHA his imagery calls to mind film noir or the often uncanny visions of another California artist, David Lynch illuminated by an undefined light source, the fish takes on almost heroic stature Ruscha transforms the pencil into a worm, used as a lure to lead the animal to its death a more sinister meaning is possible. What does it mean that at the...
Portfolio managers, stockbrokers and hedge fund managers were given a lunch of...– peHUB » Groupon Tries to Convince IPO Skeptics that It Can Fend Off Rivals How to get fund managers to come to your roadshow: free lunch!
Earlier, the EFSF was successfully ratified by the German parliament and Italian...– Live Blog: European Debt-Crisis Summit - The Source - WSJ Literally!
Raj Rajaratnam went to my school
From Newsweek: Rajaratnam’s family emigrated in 1971. He was already in boarding school in London. Two years earlier, his parents sent the 11-year-old to study at Dulwich College. “P. G. Wodehouse went there,” I prompt him. Wodehouse is beloved all over South Asia because his comic novels demonstrate that the former colonial masters were … silly. His face lights up. “I spent three...
Brian Moynihan is here tonight. He’s the C.E.O. of Bank of America. As many of...– Live From New York, It’s Steve Schwarzman - NYTimes.com
– We’re on a sales hiring binge at Curbed, friends—primarily for a head of sales, but also for a slew of other positions. Do check us out. (via lock) Holy crap, it looks like Curbed has at least a dozen open positions right now, plus freelancers and interns.
Gaddafi's death is Venezuela's loss
univisionnews: The death of Muammar Gaddafi - seen here with Hugo Chávez in 2009 - may have effects, both short-term and long-term, in Latin America. (Getty Images) By SANDRO MAIRATA Channel: Latin American Affairs “It’s clear now that Chávez has lost an ally, someone who made a political career waving his fist at his anti-Imperialist causes in open hostility towards the United States and its...
The complaint against Citigroup alleges conduct that could be considered more...– The Late Mover Advantage in Citigroup’s Settlement - NYTimes.com
he suddenly stopped speaking and began rolling his head back and forth. “Tell...– Condoleezza Rice Met Muammar Gaddafi: Exclusive Excerpt of ‘No Higher Honor’ - The Daily Beast
I’ve never written a book, but I’m co-editing one right now, which means I’ve just received an Author Questionnaire from the publisher: Please list newspaper and magazine writers and editors, radio and television commentators whom you know personally and/or who you feel might have a special interest in your book. Please include alumni magazines. Please give contact information...
Ryan McCarthy's Brain
alexleo: Working my way through my fabulous Reuters colleagues, here’s my take on Ryan McCarthy’s brain. See also: Felix Salmon’s brain and Anthony De Rosa’s brain.
Not a single Republican candidate has spoken up for the idea that America is an...– A GOP Default - October 18, 2011 - The New York Sun
The answer is the newly launched Goldman Sachs Global Rage Fund, whose...– A Letter from Goldman Sachs « Borowitz Report
The parking meters on International Street, which hugs the border fence in...– Drug Smugglers Tunnel Into Arizona Parking Spaces - ABC News
Singh, who attributes his success to ginger curry, cups of tea and “being...– World’s oldest marathon runner completes Toronto race at age 100 | UK news | The Guardian
He grew up in a little village in France. He couldn’t fit into the school bus...– ‘Princess Bride’: An Oral History | Inside Movies | EW.com Cary Elwes on Andre the Giant. You will literally NEVER guess the name at the end of this sentence.
Lancashire Police has in the last fortnight been asking cyclists to prove the bikes they are riding are their own. The rider is asked to prove, either with a receipt or some other proof, that the bicycle actually belongs to them. A failure to convince the police that the bike is not their own could see the bike being confiscated by the police. We asked Lancashire Police to clarify what they...
That’s how I knew early on that the Bush gang was cooking up a fake case for...– Patterns Of Misconduct - NYTimes.com
fimoculous: How to lose a bet in style, Nick Denton edition Starring Lockhart Steele, Samantha Ronson, and a very snockered Felix Salmon.
Not that Salmon drives all Internet content, but…– pbump.net
A Dutch company called Executive Learning Partnership, ELP, was responsible for...– Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian
A newspaper is a random-access medium. Giving readers the ability to go deep if...– Charts of the day, WSJ story-length edition | Felix Salmon I love my commenters, part 714
brianvan: Classic Grynbaum: But to decipher the vagaries of the taxi roof light is to prove one’s identity as a street-tested New Yorker, and any change to the design, which has been in place for decades, would eliminate what is considered one of the litmus tests of city citizenship. This is a variant of the question, “What makes you a REAL New Yorker?” Which is a snotty way of humanizing...
Look at you Gettin’ more than just re-up Baby, you Got all the puppets...– BRITNEY SPEARS - WOMANIZER LYRICS A friend says that this song is actually all about the financial crisis. I’m inclined to agree.
Since some might see you because of your past employment with Bain Capital as...– Republican presidential primary debate in Hanover, New Hampshire October 11, 2011 - The Washington Post Huntsman vs Romney on jobs. Beautifully done.