Displaying all articles tagged:

Geniuses

  1. geniuses
    Claudia Rankine Leads This Year’s Class of MacArthur Genius Grant RecipientsMaggie Nelson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins have also been crowned geniuses.
  2. NYC Is Home to More MacArthur Geniuses Than Michelin 3-Star RestaurantsWe’re hoping Nicole Eisenman can now more easily get a table at Per Se.
  3. benefits
    Another Genius Panda Fakes Pregnancy for SnacksYuan Yuan, you diva.
  4. Long Island High-Schooler Gets Into All 8 IviesThe Nigeria native is now the envy of teens everywhere.
  5. geniuses
    Alison Bechdel Is an Official GeniusThe MacArthur Foundation awarded her a fellowship. 
  6. geniuses
    Pregnancy-Faking Panda Is a Role Model to Us AllIf you’re pregnant, you get treats.
  7. Manhattan Man Makes $20,580 Profit Flipping a Jeremy Lin Basketball CardLinflation!
  8. 2011 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Recipients AnnouncedYours is probably just caught in the spam filter.
  9. Pothead Arrested for Asking a Perfectly Reasonable QuestionI was just growing some marijuana, and I was just wondering how much trouble you can get in for one plant.”
  10. Hedge-Fund Executive Explores Other Growth OpportunitiesAn executive at a Connecticut hedge fund is arrested for cultivating a huge amount of pot.
  11. Introducing the LIRR ‘Gap Rap’Dr. John Clarke drops another hit.
  12. Paolo Pellegrini: Duh, of Course ACA Knew We Were Planning to Short AbacusA deposition from the former Paulson and Company employee contradicts the government’s case against Goldman Sachs.
  13. Money Manager’s Death-Faking Flight Was Totally Awesome, ExhilaratingIt felt like my face was just going to explode,” says accused Ponzi-schemer Marcus Schrenker.
  14. Bank of America’s Lisa Carnoy Uses Mom Skills in the BoardroomThe executive at Bank of America recently engineered a huge deal to sell $19 billion worth of shares in the bank. How?
  15. Diane and Jodie Fanelli’s Biggest Assets Are Their MindsA pair of model/real-estate entrepreneurs with grand plans.
  16. What Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Talk About at LunchLadies who lunch don’t just wear pearls, they distribute pearls. Of WISDOM.
  17. Buy Sam Israel’s Getaway WheelsAnother piece of financial-fraud history is yours for the taking.
  18. Hedge-Fund Manager Paolo Pellegrini Is a Jazz Lover With ‘Entry-level Supercars’John Paulson’s former right-hand man is charming in a Hannibal Lecter kind of way.
  19. Lindsay Lohan Denies Rumor No One Has Heard YetHahahaha my publicist just called me & said she heard I was in a psych ward!!!! Hahaha WHAT IS WRONG with people????”
  20. Long Island Doctor’s Swine-Flu Rap Unexpectedly AwesomeStop the bedlam,” the good doctor rhymes. “If you think you’re infected, seek attention.”
  21. genius
    Saltz: Duke Riley’s Insane Triumph, a Live Roman Naval Battle in QueensSpectators cheered as leaky boats foundered, rammed one another, and fired watermelon cannonballs in every direction.
  22. geniuses
    Aziz Ansari Just Full of Great TV-Show Ideas“Yeah, the show’s about you running a laundromat with Vin Diesel.”
  23. geniuses
    From ‘Mr. Brownstone’ to Gray LadyThe financial pundit (and former Guns ‘N’ Roses bassist) pens his first-ever column for the New York ‘Times,’ on the subject of business travel.
  24. Paul Krugman Is Music to Our EarsA plea for help from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman, in song.
  25. actors
    Cross-Joint Inventor Signs Book DealRoger Friedman reports that the actor and MFA student has sold a short-story collection to Scribner.
  26. Russian ‘Scholar’ Needs to Lay Off the VodkaPredicts collapse of the United States in 2010, return of Alaska to Russia.
  27. Paul Krugman Challenged to Nerdiest Bet EverHarvard economist Greg Mankiw wants Krugman to put some of that sweet Nobel Prize money on the line.
  28. ‘Kidney Wife’ TriumphsA judge rules the kidney her ex-husband gave her was a gift.
  29. How Cool Would a Microsoft Store Be in New York?About as cool as we would imagine.
  30. Flying Financier Marcus Schrenker’s Wife Was ‘Shocked’ He Turned Out to Be a WackjobThe wife of disgraced financier Marcus Schrenker went on the ‘Today’ show this morning to clear her name.
  31. John Meriwether, the Wile E. Coyote of Hedge FundsWe thought the Long-Term Capital Management founder had blown up for good, but now he’s running around with a new stick of dynamite.
  32. When Judd Apatow Humor Goes Bad’You’re gay.’ ‘Really? You’re served.’
  33. geniuses
    Kanye’s Louis Vuitton Sneakers Are Extra Bendy, Overshadowed by RumorsThey walked in Paris yesterday, but all is not right in the Kanye’s universe.
  34. Awesome: Marcus Schrenker Pleads Not GuiltyLet’s review the evidence.
  35. Marcus Schrenker Officially the Worst Criminal Mastermind EverThe runaway hedge-funder left behind several awesome clues to his whereabouts.
  36. Con Ed Guy Used Effin’ Shakedown Money to Pay Effin’ Daughters’ Effin’ TuitionIn effin’ hundreds!
  37. Man Stunned to Be Punished for Attempting Illegal Jump Off Empire State Building’He expressed surprise and disappointment at the verdict.’
  38. ‘Pretty Girls Are Like Cars That Need a Lot of Oil’The 9-year-old author of ‘How to Talk to Girls’ offers timeless advice.
  39. What Do Socialites Think About Barack Obama Winning the Election?What. Aren’t you DYING to know what Lydia Hearst, Steve Lewis, and Devorah Rose have to say?
  40. Mon Dieu! Cocky Hermès Heir Arrested for Drunkenness, Crotch-GrabbingHermès fashion-house heir Mathias Guerrand-Hermès got into a soupçon of trouble on an Air France flight to JFK last night. Which goes to show that you should really never fly commercial.
  41. Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Prize for EconomicsThe ‘Times’ columnist wins laurels for his work on international trade and economic geography.
  42. Judge Dismisses Hedge-Fund Hottie’s Lawsuit Against DiddyA young hedge-funder’s argument that she didn’t know she’d be photographed when she wore pasties to P. Diddy’s White Party did not fly with a savvy judge.
  43. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson Reflect on the Anniversary of 9/11No, really.
  44. A Cock and Bull StoryA man is suing Johnny Utah’s after being thrown from their mechanical bull.
  45. ‘Social Heights,’ Starring Kristian Laliberte and Devorah Rose, Will Make It to RealityBehold the cast of a show that wants to be ‘The Hills’ in Manhattan, except older.
  46. Where Were You When Michael Phelps Won His Eighth Gold Medal?We know you were drunk. But please tell us you still managed to find the remote.
  47. Judge Orders Samuel Israel to Hand Over His ToysDeems them a distraction.
  48. in other news
    Did CBS and Katie Couric Conspire to Make McCain Look Better?The liberal blogosphere is aflame after a gaffe from McCain is edited out of a CBS broadcast.
  49. How to Succeed in the Offensive-T-shirt Business by Really, Really TryingThe T-shirt designer who brought us ‘Jews Against Obama”s five-step plan for achieving microfame.
  50. Lawyers Trot Out ‘Uncle Leo Defense’ for Thieving Saks SaleswomanShe’s old! She’s confused! She didn’t know what she was doing would net her a million dollars!”
Load More