While I can’t know of course whether or not the Chinese Mafia was involved, this is very very strange. @caseyneistat strikes again.
Why yes I do want to watch @TheRyanAdams and Johnny Depp tear through Danzig’s MOTHER.
Guys its cool, the @OliveGarden just delivered a taste of the #pastapass to our house. Thank you to Fred the GM of the OG in BKLYN.
This is out of control. A judge ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exempted from testifying in a child labor investigation, citing the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision in his ruling.
You are not a storyteller.
I can’t wait to watch this new Ken Burns documentary about Ken Burns.
Just a walk in the Bronx. A beautiful and simple Gatorade commercial for Derek Jeter’s retirement.
Comedy. Turns out that all of the features offered by the brand new iPhone 6 have been around for years on the Android Nexus 4. Whoops.
This bear is cool and good. Thank you @SeanPConaty
Bob Mould melted our faces tonight. Thank you @jasonnarducy wish you were here @elginnjames @carriejlevy @adammcdaid
There was a time in the early 1980s when the average suburban mother was quite certain that satanic cabals were lurking around every corner, ready to corrupt young children with the beguiling influence of Dungeons & Dragons. Building awareness were films like Mazes and Monsters, a CBS made-for-TV movie starring a 26-year-old Tom Hanks in his first major role, six years before Big. He really has the meatiest part here—his character Robbie falls hardest into the fantasy world of the game, suffering a complete psychotic break and imagining himself to be “the cleric Pardieu,” journeying the world in search of his dead brother. In the real world, this translates into stabbing homeless people to death because they look like orcs and then trying to jump off the World Trade Center into a pocket dimension. Really some of Tom’s finest work.
The Great Boatlift Evacuation of 9/11 - Hard not to get emotional watching this.
Beautiful photo essay of the decaying Borscht Belt in southern New York.
For the past several years photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has been photographing the end of the Borscht Belt in the Catskills, a region in upstate New York once known as a vacation destination away from the chaos of New York City.
In the early decades of its heyday, the Catskills were a potent and affordable draw for Jews seeking to escape the suffocating heat, grating work conditions and antisemitism they endured in the city. Nicknamed, the Borscht Belt and the Jewish Alps, over time it outlived it’s usefulness as Jews assimilated.
“It all seems to be ending. You think kids want to come with their parents and take foxtrot lessons? Trips to Europe, that’s what the kids want. Twenty-two countries in three days. It feels like it’s all slipping away,” says fictional Catskills resort owner Max Kellerman in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The movie, set during the summer of 1963, captured the region at the start of its gradual decline. Air conditioning and the rise of suburbia made summers at home easier to stomach. The thriving airline industry opened up exciting new vacation destinations. American Jews no longer needed a place all their own. And as the big hotel chains grew, they took business away from small hotels, bungalow colonies and local economies.
See more of Scheinfeld’s work at: http://www.newsweek.com/photographing-end-borscht-belt-catskills-269649