Streams

Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

Comment

Photos: It's Snow Nasty Out There

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.

Comments [1]

The Sky’s the Limit: Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

“She just exudes the essence, the terrier essence.  She was just on, and she showed beautifully.  She had a wonderful expression, and I enjoyed her very much.”

Comments [2]

Good-Looking, With a Great Nose: Nathan the Bloodhound Poised for Victory at Westminster

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Good-looking, and with a great nose.  A man-trailing Bloodhound wins the Hound Group at Westminster.

Comments [1]

The Best Olympic Moments So Far

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dancing bobsledders, skaters throwing shade and all the hats you can stomach. Here's a list to catch you up on all the most important things you've missed so far.

Comments [1]

At Westminster Agility Meet, All Dogs Welcome

Sunday, February 09, 2014

For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.

Comments [1]

This Week on Instagram

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Some of our favorites photos of New York City posted on Instagram this week.

Comment

What Do You Want To Know About The Sochi Olympics?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? What kind of place is Sochi?

Comment

Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Apparently, just imagining what's happening on the written page isn't enough. A new wearable device uses temperature controls and lighting to mimic the experiences of a story's protagonist.

Comment

B.J. Novak Has Some Stories (and More Stories)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

You may know comedian, TV writer, and actor B.J. Novak as Ryan on TV's The Office. But he's also behind a new collection of funny, and surprisingly dark short stories called One More Thing: Stories and More Stories.

Comment

A Little Knowledge Is 'Definitely Maybe' A Dangerous Thing

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Brothers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky originally published their sci-fi classic Definitely Maybe in 1974. Now, a new translation restores cuts made by Soviet censors to this subversive tale of scientists exploring a reluctant universe. Reviewer Juan Vidal says "you'll laugh, you'll look around suspiciously, you'll throw the text across the room."

Comment

New Yorkers Share Memories of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 03, 2014

These stories are just small glimpses of his life, but they add a nice touch to the way we will remember a man who was not only an award-winning actor, but a neighbor.

Comments [21]

Convicted Murderer to Award-Winning Novelist

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Novice crime fiction novelist Alaric Hunt has became an improbable literary success with his debut novel, Cuts Through Bone. His quick ascent is particularly impressive considering his work space: Hunt is serving a life sentence in South Carolina, and has been in prison since he was 19 years old. ugh-bone" target="_blank">originally appeared on the CBC Program Q with Jian Ghomeshi.

 

Comment

Cool Runnings: The One-Man, East Timor Version

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Before he could be sent to Sochi, Yohan Goutt Goncalves, 19, first had to take the unusual step of creating his country's national skiing federation.

Comment

Can We Trust That 'No Animals Were Harmed'?

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Mother Jones investigation revealed illegal and abusive treatment of wild animals behind the scenes of Animal Planet’s hit show Call of the Wildman and a detailed expose in The Hollywood Reporter implicated big film productions such as The Hobbit and Life of Pi.

Comments [3]

The Right Way to Eat Wings

Monday, January 27, 2014

This Sunday during the Super Bowl, people across the country will once again be taking sides. Factions will face off. A rivalry will be renewed. And there will be carnage. Of course we're talking about chicken wings.

Comments [1]

Pharrell Williams And The Power Hat

Monday, January 27, 2014

What does it mean when you wear a really unusual hat to the Grammy Awards? Well, a lot, actually.

Comment

The 10 Best Grammy Moments in Vines

Monday, January 27, 2014

From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.

Comment

The 2014 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch From Home

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Whether you're an Oscar completist who tries to see every single movie nominated, or you want to score in the smaller categories on your office Oscar ballot—here's your guide to the movies that aren't in theaters anymore. 

Comments [9]

WNYC's Snowpocalypse Boredom Survival Guide

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Snow days can be fun--or incredibly boring. If you find yourself stuck inside on Friday, here's how to make the most of it.

Comments [3]