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Single, Unemployed and Suddenly Myself

I was 37, single, unemployed and depressed because in a couple of months I was going to be moving out of my studio apartment on East 23rd Street in Manhattan and in with my mother in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Since taking a buyout at my Wall Street firm, I had devoted myself to two activities: …

Relationships

Amazon Bookstores Offer Peek Into Whole Foods’ Future

At physical stores, customers use phones to scan for book prices, which are lower for Prime members<p>Amazon.com Inc. is just starting to make its mark on Whole Foods Market Inc. stores. But for clues to what Amazon might have in mind for its new subsidiary, shoppers can look to the retail giant’s …

Customers

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Fred C Harris – Medium

Is It Baseball Yet?

Anybody Seen My Baseball Glove? – Fred C Harris – Medium

<b>Anybody Seen My Baseball Glove?</b><p>Every Spring, around this time, I have a strong desire to re-acquaint myself with my baseball glove.<p>It’s not that I’m …

Blog

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

The Lexicon of Charlie Weis

<i>Editor's note: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>ON OUR FIRST</b> phone call:<p><i>I'm going to be one of the most surprising and upbeat people. I've got</i> …

College Football

The pioneering erotic fetish photography by the ‘Dean of Leg Art’ Elmer Batters

<i>A photograph by pioneering foot fetish photographer, Elmer Batters.</i><p>I felt that people almost saw me as un-American for not mooning over large …

10 takeaways from the O.J. Simpson documentary

Getty Images<p>Last weekend, I watched all five parts of ESPN’s O.J. Simpson documentary. Even with high expectations arising from the widespread praise …

Crime

Burger King's new Mac n' Cheetos are so beautiful I want to cry

Hold me<p>I am all for a world of brand mashups. Taco Bell's Doritos Loco Tacos had me racing to the drive-thru opening week, and the Sour Patch Kids-flavored Slurpee at 7-11 is...not my favorite, but I just like knowing that it exists.<p>For the latest edible remix, Burger King has tunneled deep into …

Burger King

1952 Topps Baseball Set Guide and Most Popular Cards

In the fall of 1951, young Sy Berger was handed the task of designing a 1952 Topps baseball card that would make boys forget about all the issues …

The Secret History of Superdelegates

In recent months, momentum has been building on the Left to overhaul the Democratic Party nomination system, including superdelegates—part of the …

Middle-class

Cover Story: Christoph Niemann’s “On the Go”

“The idea of an augmented or virtual reality is inherent in any drawing—it’s almost the definition of a drawing,” the artist Christoph Niemann says. “If you create a world on paper, you create a window. Usually, you just break the surface with your mind, but you always have the feeling of: What if …

Christoph Niemann

A Confession of Liberal Intolerance

WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives.<p>Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine …

Critical Thinking

I Finally Told My Husband I Want Him to Dominate Me in Bed

"He asked me if he should buy me a collar or something. I said not yet."<p><i>Since the rise of</i> Fifty Shades of Grey<i>, BDSM has become far more common. From bondage fashion to kinky how-to classes, the once-hidden sexual interest is now more mainstream. But that doesn't mean that being a submissive is</i> …

Relationships

One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight Pounds of Sons

Gordy Gronkowski spent thirty years raising five monster boys, all of whom became monster athletes, four of them football players, three of them (and counting) NFL players, one of them playing in the Super Bowl. No, it was no accident.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>Gordy Gronkowski,</b> the …

Los Angeles Chargers

Our Story

Introduction<p>Anyone can make a pair of blue jeans, but Levi Strauss & Co. made the <i>first</i> blue jean –– in 1873. And we draw upon our heritage to …

This 25-Year-Old Is Turning a Profit Selling Pencils

One morning last month a man sat down at his computer and ordered $4,000 worth of pencils designed to look like John Steinbeck's favorite, the …

Selling

These 200 people could decide whether Donald Trump gets the GOP nomination

West Virginia looks perfect for Donald Trump: a struggling working-class state filled with the types of voters who have backed him elsewhere and could deliver one of his biggest victories.<p>But a sweep there might not matter. That’s because as many as 34 delegates — the entire contingent — may be …

Government

Crowd Source

The text message says to show up at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel at 11 a.m. on a Monday. But through some combination of traffic and my own …

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Paul Stewart - The (Canadian) Dollars & Nonsense of NHL Officiating

<b>Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22</b><p>There are many aspects to NHL officiating in the NHL about which the public is unaware -- and many probably …

Is Rule 34 actually true?: An investigation into the Internet’s most risqué law

Here’s a fun parlor game to play with your (inebriated, adult) friends: Pull out a smartphone with “safe search” disabled, and try disproving the 34th rule of the Internet. Rule 34, according to long-standing legend, goes something like this: If it exists, or can be imagined, there is Internet porn …

Mainstream Media

Welcome To New York, Ted

Lessons from 1912: Why Trumpmania Probably Won’t Last

Teddy Roosevelt was the Republican insurgent of his time, and his third party turned out to be a footnote.<p>This year’s Republican convention appears to be primed for a rupture of a kind we haven’t seen since Teddy Roosevelt broke dramatically with the party in 1912. The parallels are striking: The …

Political History