Colin McEnroe | To Wit
There’s an unwritten rule in journalism that, when on duty, you don’t lunge at famous people to shake their hands. One is aloof and professional. One is working. In 1992, Nelson Mandela — freed from his long imprisonment but not yet president of South Africa — was making the rounds at the Democratic National […]
Wasn’t it a better world when something like this popped up on a network TV show? (Steve Metcalf and Andre Previn both say this is the best bridge in popular music.)
I know it’s tempting . From the moment I saw the title “The Big Book of Granny” in the appendix of the Sedensky Report , my sensors went off. We’re all looking for a psychological Rosetta Stone to explain Adam Lanza to ourselves. Then I read the summary — the gun violence and the eerie […]
I need to keep a better record of my life. Other else, as Mamz’elle Hepzibah would say, I will everything forget. Today The Son and I drove to New Haven, fetched lattes (a habit that is not as revealing about us as you might think), browsed a bit and then entered the marvelous Yale Art […]
Listen until the woman comes on and explains.
MONDAY: Special Veteran’s Day Programming, courtesy of Hearing Voices: “Vet Vox” Vietnam, Korean, and World War Two vets, recorded by StoryCorps, along with a Marine Sergeant’s recent “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” discharge. And we hear plug into the iPods of active-duty troops in Iraq, asking them what they’re listening to, and what their lives are […]
First, respect to K-Dawg. This is an important column. And here is my column. Best reaction so far: John Kilian said that I was wrong about Malloy’s impact and that Malloy’s efforts on behalf of Dan Drew in Middletown had titled what had been an even battle between him and Kililian. Kilian lost by a 5:1 […]
Here are some of the CT races I’m watching on Tuesday, but I’m sure i’m missing a few. There isn’t one good central source. What’s going on in your town? $tamford: M-Fed v. David Martin. Two other fringe candidates. Lots of money being spent. New Britain: Stewart Trek: The Next Generation: Erin Stewart, 26, against […]
It makes me bizarrely happy that there’s an entire website/newsletter devoted to this. It’s Norwegian.
This story has everything. The phrase “pigeon racing’s well-known code of silence.” The counter-productive practice of naming the pigeons after famous dopers. And the answer to my question: why is there always a pigeon in the stall I want in the bathroom at the gym?