There is a strange cacophony outside the offices of i in Manhattan today. Beyond the whistling of the -10 degree wind through the ill-fitting windows, there is the non-stop beep-beep of countless construction vehicles warning Times Square pedestrians to watch out.
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Friday 11 December 2009
Will (Gaelan Connell), a gawky, David Bowie-fixated teen, hates Cincinnati, where he's picked on, but fortunately his sweet mum (Lisa Kudrow) moves them to New Jersey, where, even more fortunately, he hooks up with two pretty girls (Alyson Michalka and Vanessa Hudgens) who compete for his attention.
Sunday 04 October 2009
Janowitz's dystopian vision of the end of 21st-century New Jersey isn't as expansive as Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood, but it's concerned with similar issues: environmental disaster (no water, only a gloopy substitute), genetically modified food and animals (rabbits with feathers, pigs with human features), an explosion of the sex industry. I wonder if anyone will ever write a futuristic novel where the environmental movement has succeeded so well that we all live in some pre-lapsarian paradise, and wearing a few well-placed leaves isn't standard dress for appearing in a strip club.
Friday 18 September 2009
Saturday 12 September 2009
The gospel singer Marie Knight, who died in Harlem on 6 September aged 84, came to prominence touring with Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the 1940s and singing hits such as "Beams of Heaven."
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Padraig Harrington is back in the world's top 10 after finishing joint runner-up in the opening event of the US Tour's FedEx Cup play-offs.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
A comedian is being sued by her mother-in-law after making her the punchline of too many jokes.
Saturday 15 August 2009
An air traffic controller who was making a personal phone call when a small plane and a helicopter collided over New York's Hudson River has been removed from duty along with his supervisor, who was out of the building at the time.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Music manager Allen Klein, a no-holds-barred businessman who bulldozed his way into and out of deals with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died yesterday, a publicist for his company said. He was 77.
Friday 19 June 2009
A pilot on a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died in mid-flight yesterday, but its 247 passengers landed safely in New Jersey under the control of two co-pilots.
Thursday 18 June 2009
Co-pilots were forced to take over the controls and land a transatlantic passenger jet in the US today after the captain died mid-flight.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Saturday 21 March 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
With this startling, breathless, sweetly harsh debut novel, Junot Díaz, a justifiable Pulitzer Prize winner, has managed to portray both the particularity of the inner life of a Dominican teenage boy in contemporary New Jersey, as well as draw universal conclusions about men and women, race and class.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Sunday 25 January 2009
Hundreds of people holding signs and waving American flags cheered wildly Saturday to honor the pilot who safely landed a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River. He told them he and his crew were only doing their jobs.
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