Who is Lisa Schlitt? The “delightful” champ has multiple Jeopardy wins

Lisa Schlitt is the latest Jeopardy phenomenon to win consecutive games, but where does her winnings land her all time? Continue reading “Who is Lisa Schlitt? The “delightful” champ has multiple Jeopardy wins”

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James Holzhauer soars up the Jeopardy ranks, passes Arthur Chu in total consecutive wins

Another Jeopardy contestant is making a name for themselves. As their winnings grow, so do the amount of consecutive wins. Here’s a look at the players that have the longest winning streaks in the history of Jeopardy. Continue reading “James Holzhauer soars up the Jeopardy ranks, passes Arthur Chu in total consecutive wins”

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12 historically Republican newspapers not endorsing Donald Trump in 2016

On September 24th 2016, The New York Times Editorial Board endorsed Hillary Clinton — no surprise there at all. Snoresville, right? Continue reading “12 historically Republican newspapers not endorsing Donald Trump in 2016”

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Brazil losing out on “gold” even before the Olympic medal ceremonies

Earlier this year, in an attempt to allow legal gambling during the summer Olympics, the Brazilian government tried pushing through legislation that would allow for wagering on the international sporting event. Continue reading “Brazil losing out on “gold” even before the Olympic medal ceremonies”

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Does dim sum have MSG? Yes, but how much MSG varies by dish

Let’s just start out by saying that it’s not easy to get dim sum without MSG… and some might argue that you aren’t truly eating dim sum if it doesn’t have some monosodium glutamate in it. Continue reading “Does dim sum have MSG? Yes, but how much MSG varies by dish”

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All-Time Jeopardy Winners: James Holzhauer passes Arthur Chu, Julia Collins, targets Ken Jennings [Updated]

Another week, another modern Jeopardy champion is making headlines and setting records. The 2010s has seen a Jeopardy resurgence in relevance; boasting multiple super champs that have made big waves in both winnings and unusual personalities. Continue reading “All-Time Jeopardy Winners: James Holzhauer passes Arthur Chu, Julia Collins, targets Ken Jennings [Updated]”

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The “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sets record numbers at The Met

The Met’s recent exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” was a blockbuster that no one expected — the show broke several records and goes down in history as one of the most-visited ever at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading “The “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sets record numbers at The Met”

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The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better. Continue reading “The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)”

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Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]

The 2015 Afropunk Festival has announced their official stage schedule and stage times for its two-day New York event at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. Continue reading “Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]”

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Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews

In “ridiculous lawsuit” news, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was dismissed recently because… well, the rationale was stupid. Continue reading “Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews”

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Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati

When Officer Ray Tensing’s body cam footage was released today, it was difficult to make out everything in the video, so I transcribed the verbal exchange between Tensing and Sam Dubose. Continue reading “Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati”

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How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down

How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down? The answer depends on your self-awareness and sympathy for others. If you lack both, then it comes down to how much the community can take. Continue reading “How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down”

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With Zara sale in U.K. and Ireland, is U.S. sale coming tomorrow?

Zara’s sale hasn’t started in the U.S. yet, but it looks like our predictions about the 2015 Zara sale date might have been on point. Continue reading “With Zara sale in U.K. and Ireland, is U.S. sale coming tomorrow?”

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When does Zara’s summer sale start?

Can you smell the coming reductions in Zara’s already reasonably-priced fast fashions? Continue reading “When does Zara’s summer sale start?”

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We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler”

In November 2014, The Atlantic posted a short video on Jazzoon, a Brooklyn man that followed his passions– sports memorabilia, music, and comic books –into a viable living. Continue reading “We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler””

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Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village. Continue reading “Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?”

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On Kentucky’s sportsmanship: You wouldn’t have shook hands with Wisconsin either

I am big on sportsmanship. You may not believe that after reading this post, but it’s true. Continue reading “On Kentucky’s sportsmanship: You wouldn’t have shook hands with Wisconsin either”

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The old Chappelle Show conundrum explains why race jokes are almost always a bad idea

I recently came across a passage that really resonated with me: Continue reading “The old Chappelle Show conundrum explains why race jokes are almost always a bad idea”

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law

I normally shy away from talking about work, but with the recent announcement by our CEO to reduce Salesforce’s presence in Indiana in the face of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act – that’s worth calling out. Continue reading “Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law”

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What is a marquesita (yucateca)? ¿Que es marquesita en ingles?

Roaming around the the Parque de las Palapas in the central area of Cancun couldn’t have been more different than the massive resorts lining the Zonas Hoteleras. Continue reading “What is a marquesita (yucateca)? ¿Que es marquesita en ingles?”

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Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade. Continue reading “Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial”

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture

As someone that hangs onto any thread of potential visibility for Asians in American pop culture, you might wonder why I waited until today, almost a week after “Fresh Off the Boat” premiered to finally watch the show. Continue reading “‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture”

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