|Literary Allusions in The New York Times
The Wonder Wheel, an 89-year-old, 150-foot high Ferris wheel, is still running strong.
At Coney Island, the Little Engine That Could
Worn with its accompanying headband, a new device will monitor and analyze your sleep patterns.
Caridad De La Luz talks about Boogie Rican Blvd.,” the new play she wrote and performs in.
A Wise(cracking) Latina Makes Her Way Onstange
Article about a cable channel geared to Jewish-related topics
In the beginning, when Elie Singer created the Jewish Channel, he saw that it was good.
Review of the book “Shakespeare and Modern Culture.”
What’s Shakespeare to Us, and We to Him? Plenty (Headline)
An article on the environmental impact of harvesting trees required to manufacture the plushest toilet paper: What Mr. Whipple Didn’t Say: Softer Paper Is Costly to Forests
An article about the F.B.I.’s file on Groucho Marx consisting of material the agency collected that might link him to connections with the Communist party: Would Groucho Have Joined a Party That Would Have Him as a Member?
Why politicans rarely apologize for anything: Being a Politician Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
Web sites related to archaeology:
Show Me the Mummy! Internet Offers a Home to Archaeology
An article about the Hewlett-Packard board member, “unknown outside the industry,” who is “the guiding hand behind a strategic rethinking” of the company: The Man Behind the Curtain In the Hewlett-Compaq Merger
An article about the resurgence in the popularity of marmalade in England and around the world: This Blessed Plot, This Realm of Tea, This Marmalade
After the lawyer for a policeman charged with brutalizing a Haitian immigrant in a Brooklyn precinct station quietly told the judge during a dramatic trial that his client “would like to enter a plea tomorrow.” It Ends Not With a Bang, But a Whisper, and Relief
Is a recently discovered portrait, said to be that of Shakespeare, really the Bard? Is This a Shakespeare Which I See Before Me?
A review of “Sweet November,” a movie the critic calls a “romantic weepy” which “defies all comprehension.” Love Means Not Ever Having to Make a Bit of Sense
An article about the current popularity of labeling people as narcissists. Here’s Looking at Me, Kid
Democrats applauded a bill by Republican Sen. Alfonse D’Amato — to help breast cancer patients — then blocked a vote on it after Republicans blocked a vote on a similar Democratic bill of theirs. Some Democrats Praise a Bill by D’Amato, Then Try to Bury It
A reassessment of Warren G. Harding.
A Rodney Dangerfield of Presidents Gets Some Respect at Last
Israeli spotting teams who warn pilots of birds during the migration seasons.
Air Force Seeking Dominion Over Fowl of the Air
A performance by young musicians.
Students at Carnegie Hall (After Practice, of Course)
The creation of an eco-tourist park in Brazil:
The Little Rain Forest That Could
CBS canceled the reality show “Secret Talents of the Stars” after only one episode. CBS Finds Fault in the Stars
An attempt to grow a prairie on 463 acres within a new 667-acre housing development 40 miles from Chicago. It Takes a Pioneer to Save a Prairie
A French daredevil wearing a gas-powered propeller tried to land on the Statue of Liberty's torch, but had to be rescued after his parachute’s cords snagged on the torch and he was left hanging by cords for a half-hour until rescued by police, and then arrested. The caption of the page 1 photo read, “Yearning to Get Free.”
A week after the New York Jets football team beat the Oakland Raiders in the regular season, the two teams will play each other in the first game of the playoffs. The Jets Discover There Is a There In Oakland Again
Shaquille O’Neal’s 15,000 square foot home in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooks the San Fernando Valley This Is the House That Shaq Built
About a rain forest turned into an eco-tourist park to protect it from further logging. The Little Rain Forest That Could
From a Thomas L. Friedman column about an eco-tourist park in a Brazilian rain forest. No, Virginia, this is not the Rainforest Café.
About a priest who practices exorcisms at Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris. Shaded by Gargoyles, the Exorcist of Notre Dame
A Connecticut husband and wife designed and built an 18-hole golf course. Fairway of Dreams: Golf Courseas a Work of Love
An string orchestra composed of young musicians. Students at Carnegie Hall. (After Practice, of Course)
A choral group prepared for a concert partly through chatting online with the conductor. How Did They Get to Carnegie Hall? Cyberpractice.
The differences between the way evidence was supplied for the impeachment hearings for President Richard M. Nixon, in 1974, and the hearings for President Bill Clinton, in 1998. As Prologue, the Past Looks Like a Bad Bet
A birthday celebration for Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist. There is no crying in physics, where even the best of friends can call each other's work rubbish, and the most beloved theories are coolly thrown out when experiments contradict them. (Dennis Overbye) 1/9/02
Pigs have been noable performers in three recent movie, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Levyt and Goliath” and “The Milagro Beanfield War.” And These Little Piggies Went to Hollywood
The carving of a turtle on a rock found in the New York Botanical Garden is thought to have been made by Delaware Indians between 400 and 1,000 years ago. The Voice of an Ancient Bronx Turtle
An advertisement for the Park Avenue Grill restaurant. Veal of Fortune
Investors have poured billions into unit investment trusts with names like Diamonds, Spiders and Dogs. Spiders and Diamonds and Dogs, Oh My!
Peaceful public demonstrations have forced from power most of the leaders of Montenegro, a small Yugoslav republic. The Yugoslav Republic That Roared
Substances to kill household and bodily bacteria are so overused. scientists say, that bacteria are becoming resistant to them. The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Bacteria!
Napoleons, already high pastries, are getting higher, as chefs create elaborate desserts. The Napoleon Complex
An article about a book titled, “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.” Volumes To Go Before You Die
General Motors and Fiat have announced their partnership, but will one of Fiat’s best- known cars be sold in America again? After G.M. Deal, Wherefore Art Thou, Alfa Romeo
In late August, backyard growers of heirloom tomatoes talk about their obsession with them, including a woman who has grown 1,000 tomato varieties during the last 14 years. The Tomato, Singing Its Siren Song
Former Philipine president Ferdinand E. Marcos “says he is willing to take part in any new government in the Philipines,” and that he had nothing to do with a recent attempt to overthrow the current president. 8/9/87 Marcos Is Still Willing, But Denies Coup Role
New York Times editor, Clark Hoyt, in a February 2009 column, discusses reactions to a Times’s story about “a decade-old argument about the editing of widely cited transcripts of the Watergatwe cover-up, as captured on Richard Nixon’s secret taping system.” They Still Have the Nixon Tapes to Kick Around
Requests to rename a famous education law produced many humorous alternatives. Rename Law? No Wisecrack Is Left Behind Note: A few of the suggested new names were: the Act to Help Children Read Gooder; the All American Children Are Above Average Act; the Teach to the Test Act.
Salome Kosgei, an East African , came to the U.S. on a track scholarship and became “one of the fastest female runners in Iona College history.” Not in Kenya Anymore — A Runner Deals With a New Life and New Challenges
The Oxford American, a magazine devoted to writing, music, art and photrography, and published in Oxford, Mississippi, the town where William Faulkner did most of his writing, may soon go out of business. A Mississippi Upstart, As It Lay Loudly Dying
While admirably presiding over the confirmation hearings of Judge Robert H. Bork’s ill-fated nomination to the Supreme Court, Senator Joe Biden underwent difficulties of his own after “disclosures that he has spoken someone else’s words without attribution and had sugar-coated his academic achievements,” an experience Times reporter Linda Greenhouse described as his riding “one of the most amazing roller coasters in recent political history.” For Biden: Epoch of Belief, Epoch of Incredulity
The F.B.I kept a 27-year-file on Groucho Marx because of his support of liberal causes.
Would Groucho Have Joined a Party That Would Have Him as a Member
The deterioration of a country with enormous potential.
As Things Fall Apart, Zaire’s Isolation Deepens
Too few veterans to sustain their meeting pl;aces.
As Old Soldiers Die, V.F. W. Halls Fade Away
The top video rental stores in Manhattan:
In Xanadus of Video, Variety Beyond Dreams
Review of a play about Americans visiting England
This Blessed Plot, Those Incurable Anglophiles
Stepping into the White House in the midst of a banking crisis, President Barack Obama did not face tasks as difficult as those President Roosevelt did in 1933, but there were still “telling similarities and cautionary lessons to be drawn from the experience of the Roosevelt years in the 1930s.” Something to Fear, After All
A Chinese director is preparing an operatic adaptation of “Das Kapital,” Karl Marx’s treatise on economics, capitalism and the alienation of labor. Marx Gets His Night at the Opera
A planned entertanment complex in New Jersey named for a fabled kingdom will be the site of a huge electronic sign. At Xanadu, a Huge Pepsi Sign Decreed
A Times reporter spends an entire day shopping “to see how service is shaping up this holiday season.” Take my Money. Please.
Long cast as a “venal, sybaritic, glad-handing dimwit who left behind an administration lousy with corruption,” Warren Harding has been reassessed in a more positive light. A Rodney Dangerfield of Presidents Gets Some Respect at Last
Web sites from all over the world are taking viewers directly to archeological locations to watch ongoing scientific work. Show Me the Mummy! Internet Offers a Home to Archeology
An approasal of the actor Karl Malden a few days after his death. Not a Contender, but a Quiet Hero