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Ben Mathis-Lilley

  1. chat room
    Max Brooks on His New Graphic Novel, The Harlem HellfightersThe World War Z writer describes how he came to be writing a historical graphic novel about an inspiring black World War I fighting squad.
  2. Progress
    Fall Into Line: The Case for the ‘Buffet Rule’It’s time for some common-sense changes that will vastly improve the welfare of everyone.
  3. slapstick studies
    The Three Stooges and the Evolution of Slapstick ViolenceHow fake violence got real.
  4. pop pyschology
    Mike D’Antoni: Too Beautiful For a Fallen Game?The Mustache’s appeal might be the seed of his demise.
  5. The Rimshot CycleWhat Kim Jong-il has to do with Tina Fey.
  6. 26. Because Questlove Is the People’s Bandleader.Questlove proves how completely wrong we all were in thinking that he and his band had removed themselves from cultural relevance by taking a j […]
  7. 15. Because There’s a Restaurant in Williamsburg Where You Can Pay Whatever You Want.Santorini Grill is a charmingly un-slick Williamsburg spot—lots of pastel colors and things made out of straw. It’s not the kind of place that y […]
  8. The Stoner StarletPot behooves the pop musician.
  9. no hermo
    Introducing ‘No Hermo’A new way to make it clear you’re not sexually harassing a co-worker.
  10. Nice BeardJon Corzine’s ever-useful facial hair.
  11. Litmus Taste TestHerman Cain’s pizza.
  12. detroit tigers
    Five Things Tigers Fans Are Thinking Right NowBesides “eeeeeeee Verlander.”
  13. When the Broken Window Is a CopThe NYPD is finding that “pretextual” enforcement is less fun on the receiving end.
  14. Technical ImprovementsDaft rules a boon for NBA fans.
  15. knicks
    C’mon, Chauncey!Get those dinosaur pajamas back on!
  16. knicks
    A Less Eye-Stab-Inducing Perspective on the KnicksCarmelo will be okay.
  17. st. john's red storm
    Syracuse’s Very Tall People Defeat St. John’s Slightly Less Tall PeopleGarden rocks, Orange prevails.
  18. baseball
    What Do the Machines Think of the Mets and Yankees?Specifically the machines that calculate Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA rankings.
  19. 6-7. Because We Finally Have Two Star QuarterbacksEven if neither wins another game this season, Eli Manning and Mark Sanchez have already given fans more than a year’s worth of highlights. Here […]
  20. yankees
    Which Players and Ribs to Watch Closely on the RangersA preview of outfielders and body parts.
  21. knicks
    Where the Knicks Are Literally and Figuratively1. Paris. 2. A quarter of the way to Phoenix?
  22. 2010 alds
    What Twins Fans Are Thinking About Right Now (Besides Moving Out of Minnesota)Previewing the Yanks’ first-round opponents.
  23. usa basketball
    Kevin Durant, the Landon Donovan of BasketballAnd why the U.S. needs Rasheed.
  24. usa basketball
    Facing a Member of the Knicks Is Actually Worrisome for the U.S. National TeamMozgov lurks.
  25. usa basketball
    Top Threats to U.S. Hoops Team Lose in Turkey
  26. usa basketball
    U.S. Basketball Team Survives Scare Versus Brazil, Is Either Gritty and Resilient or TerribleDurant, Billups save day.
  27. usa basketball
    The Exclamation Point at the End of This Headline About the FIBA Championships Is Not Facetious!Here’s why. Here’s why!!!
  28. ’Tis the Saison Assessing the craft-beer craze of the moment: Belgian-style summer ales.
  29. world cup
    It’s GhanaThough they lost to Germany, Ghana will advance.
  30. kobe bryant
    Economists Talking About Kobe Bryant’s Clutch Performance Aren’t Thinking Things All the Way ThroughComparing apples to oranges to Andrea Bargnani.
  31. neighborhood news
    Dog Gets Blown Off Roof, LivesAw.
  32. lebron watch
    Are We Missing Something?Chicago?
  33. baseball
    Ernie Harwell Died Yesterday“This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball!”
  34. neighborhood news
    Guy Complains That His Apartment Building Is Too Much FunRooftop weed smoking, gangster rap in the lobby. What’s not to like?
  35. everybody can suck on it
    Ha-Ha, I Won the Pool and Will Is Mad About ItThis wouldn’t have happened if he had put in one of those employee-ineligible disclaimers like in the McDonald’s Monopoly game.
  36. neighborhood news
    A Craigslist Poster Claims to Have Found $78,000 in a SuitcaseOn the Lower East Side.
  37. neighborhood news
    Where Is the Best Place to Live in New York?You tell us.
  38. neighborhood news
    What to Say When You’re Accused of Masturbating in PublicA comprehensive defense.
  39. Good QuestionFive great bar trivia nights.
  40. neighborhood news
    Is Your Mutant Cat Missing?Someone found it.
  41. nets
    The Nets Are Actually in Great Shape, If You’re Okay With Seizing Private Property on Behalf of a BillionaireRoster’s looking up. Now for those stubborn homeowners …
  42. david wright
    David Wright Is the Biggest Outlier in the History of EverythingDavid Wright is weirder than you thought.
  43. the art of fielding
    Can a Man Who Does Yoga Write a Great Baseball Book?Buzzed-about novelist is suspiciously mentally and physically healthy.
  44. neighborhood news
    Minority vs. Minority Racism in ChinatownSomeone doesn’t seem to understand immigration law or irony.
  45. neighborhood news
    Greyhound Bus (Was) on the Loose!Joyrider or criminal mastermind?
  46. neighborhood news
    Someone Is Climbing the Manhattan Bridge!On the Dumbo side.
  47. neighborhood news
    Post-Industrial Nightmare Wasteland May Not Be a Good Place for Children to LearnGowanus community board negs charter idea.
  48. brooklyn nets
    The Antidote to Brooklyn Nets FeverHomeless back on the street.
  49. apology
    Lewis Black: Not Drunk on HimselfThe Approval Matrix apologizes.
  50. neighborhood news
    ‘Chicken Abuse’ on the 6 TrainYep — THAT kind of abuse.
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