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No, not Tom Corbett, silly! Recent Time coverboy Chris Christie, for his role during Hurricane Sandy. (The entry was written by a fourth-grader whom he comforted during the storm.) Other items of note. Ted Nugent lionized NRA boss Wayne LaPierre, Biden was praised by mortal enemy Eric Cantor, and Jennifer Lawrence (our Jennifer Lawrence) got props from Jodie Foster. [Time]
With Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz running for governor, a power vacuum has opened up in the 13th District. Bob Brady’s picked his guy. The seat’s former occupant, and current Chelsea Clinton mother-in-law, is mulling. But the most interesting candidate—nay, the most interesting man in all Harrisburg—is Daylin Leach, “Liberal Lion” of the State Senate.
As my colleague Joel Mathis reported last week, the launch of the Daily News and Inquirer paywalled websites isn't just about pageviews. It's also about trying to sell some more newspapers, since print products are still the lifeblood of any legacy media organization (including this website's parent mag). The new all-access digital subscription plans are cheapest if you get one weekend paper delivered. No brainer in terms of economical value.It's a little backwards, though, if you consider that young people are most likely to want the cheapest subscription price. They're also the folks least likely to want a physical paper dropped on their stoop every Saturday or Sunday. Here, 16 creative ways to repurpose the stack of dead trees you've opted-in to.
But we knew that already. Now the tourists can too. East Passyunk Ave gets the Food & Wine magazine treatment, landing on its list of "Ten Best Foodie Streets in America." Making the cut: French joint Fond, Marra's pizza, Will BYOB, Liquor distillery Pollyodd, and vintage kitchenware boutique Era Atomica. Stateside, apparently being punished for the departure of its lauded chef, did not make the cut. [Food & Wine]
Over one century ago, a grand ship named the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, killing 1,502 of her 2,224 occupants. Since then, there have been countless cruise ship disasters of varying degrees--several in the last year alone--and yet, millions of people board these dens of death, destruction and, well, diarrhea annually. Here, some things to think about before you get on that ship.
Phillies fans have a lot of options when following the team. The media sources come in flavors ranging from official to broadsheet to tabloid to TV station to various blogs to whimsical. But, thanks to an exclusive TV contract, when we watch the Phillies, we all watch the same channel.This means we all see the same commercials.
Last week, news trickled out that longtime television interviewer Barbara Walters planned to retire next spring. It seemed, perplexingly, both inconceivable—can TV news exist without her?—and reasonable. Walters, 83, has had a series of health issues in the last year, including a bout of the chicken pox earlier this year. After 52 years on the small screen, it made sense that she'd be ready for a break.
Valuable, of course, is a relative team. On one hand, The Phillies are worth $893,000,000, good for fifth-best in baseball, and tops in the National League East! On the other hand, they're getting way less bank for their buck than they should be. Below is a graph detailing the team's win-to-player cost ratio, which weighs regular season and playoff victories (worth more) against annual payroll, which stands at $184 million.Forbes uses a complicated metric to calculate its ratio, but the gist of it is this: The league average is about 100, and the higher your number, the better. That 59
Are you an employee? Is it 2013? Then welcome to the new reality! Because it’s a great time to be an employer. Those in the workforce just have to bend to a company's demands. So forget about working from home. And toss away your online privacy, too; bosses want to see everything you’re doing, saying and tweeting. Oh, and ladies, don’t even think about having a baby unless you’ve cleared it with your employer first.