Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

Kiss Me, I’m Dead by J.G. Sandom – a novel based on 1904 fire of General Slocum steamship

The General Slocum disaster is one of the greatest tragedies in American history. On June 15, 1904, hundreds of residents of Kleindeutschland (Little Germany), the Lower East Side’s thriving German community, boarded the excursion steamer to enjoy a day trip outside the city. Most of … Continue reading

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Cat, Rock & Carrier thrown into Normans Kill creek; jogger saves him

3 REASONS this story is so INCREDIBLE: 1.Our hero ran across the bridge exactly at the time that the perpetrator must have been running in the opposite direction. 2. He heard the cries because he wasn’t listening to music at the time … Continue reading

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Overachievers, the children left behind, and gaming

Damon Linker echoes my own thoughts here: In the test-obsessed, grade-gripped hothouses of meritocratic striving that are America’s suburban public schools, some kids are thriving. They are the ones we (revealingly) call the “overachievers” — students who, with curricular, cultural, … Continue reading

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