Among the thousands of words published on Prince William and Kate's trip to New York, these from the AP's description of the Carlyle Hotel are a marvel of understatement and restraint:
Page A1 of Tuesday's New York Times, that is. Years ago the paper mostly kicked its nasty habit of placing the continuation of many stories from the front page in other sections — forcing readers to "jump" across sections. Most A1 stories now stay in the A section.
Tucked into an interesting if somewhat behind the curve NYT Business Day story about the evolving nature of The New Yorker's cover art (which has been increasingly political for several years now) is this little gem: The venerable magazine is trying out an animated cover online.
On Tuesday, about the time the world was learning the gruesome fate of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist to be decapitated in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, the marketing team promoting Fox series Sleepy Hollow was having some fun with "National Beheading Day." Complete with e-cards.
OK, no marauding teenagers launching guerrilla attacks on occupying Commie forces ("Wolverines!"). But in the Cold War 1950s, the government was truly concerned about a Soviet attack on Alaska — "an airborne invasion involving bombing and the dropping of paratroopers," one FBI memo said
Becky Powell, a 40-year-old barkeep, was riding in the car with her husband and teenage son in Richland, Wash., when they saw a man running down the street, putting lots of pavement between himself and the cops in pursuit.
Some time in the past, I'm sure the Stoners may have been a respectable clan — quarry workers perhaps, or builders of some stripe.
"The road has been paved for a mixed review, no matter what," Mad Men creator Matt Weiner told Esquire, according to the Wall Street Journal. "I do what I've always done on the show and rely on the people around me. The actors, the writers, and my wife all liked it, so that's all I can go on at this point."
Bobby Burt of Madison Maine is having his Internet moment in the sun after wearing a very meta T-shirt in the booking photo police took for his two-day DWI sentence earlier this month.
A Long Island woman stole 800 Lego play sets worth nearly $60,000 and tried to sell them on Ebay, authorities say.
All else aside (and that's saying a lot), it's striking how some protesters just know: You can do good and look good at the same time.
There is no good way for a 15-year-old boy to die, but suffocating in a pile of shit has to be among the worst to contemplate — the pain, the unrealized dreams, the sheer indignity of it all.
Monday's passing ebola scare in NYC gets the treatment you'd expect from the Post and Daily News.
So here's here's one longtime watcher's dream/nightmare scenario for what happens to Jack Bauer and friends in next Monday's eagerly awaited (by fan and foe alike) finale of 24: Live Another Day.
A mass communications student wanted for bail jumping in an old drug/DUI-related case out of Ithaca NY learned something about the power of the media when he was nabbed by the cops.