While we’re on the topic of sports… I just came across this story at ESPN, about a family bringing suit after their son was injured in a baseball game. Bringing

Sometimes Life Isn't Fair

Josh Patashnik gnashes his teeth over the dominance home court teams have had in the second round of the NBA playoffs this year. He argues the way the playoffs have

Was it sexist?

I saw, as did James, the mini-controversy that popped up last week about Obama calling a female reporter “sweetie.” He apologized whole-heartedly, noting it’s a term he often uses for

In Praise of Burlesque

The New York Times has a nice medium-sized bit up on burlesque, or should we say ‘neo-burlesque.’ I find it all pretty endearing. Contrary to the expectations of some cultural

Crushing Obama

Not crushing on him: Obama has apologized to the reporter: “Second apology is for using the word ’sweetie.’ That’s a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all

Trumpeting While LA Burns

Sonny’s right — dead right — that Kilmer’s Doc Holliday is one of ’90s cinema’s indelible figures. “They want revenge.” “Fer what?” “Bein’ born.” Brrr! That’s movie magic. But what

From the "Bad Idea" File

It seems that residents of Hill East* are tired of the crime emanating from the housing project situated in their midst. I’ve lived across the street from Potomac Gardens, the