Linkatharsis: Blame it on the rain, blame it on the stars
As the kids say these days, peep game: This Is American Soccer, found via the delightful alcoholics at We Call It Soccer.
The crowning piece on the site is the 3-part series (with follow-ups to come as the season progresses) Kings of King, a story that is less about soccer than about the the lives of poor, minority youths in New York City. Adam Spangler follows NYC high school soccer powerhouse Martin Luther King High as it dominates the competition while its future hangs in the balance. I really can't do it justice. As the site's sponsor might say, just read it. My only complaint is the black on red text, but such is the price of a corporate benefactor.
Kings of King: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Faced with high prices and hostile co-op boards near NYU, some students are taking Mom and Dad's money farther afield - to the Twenties and Thirties, the financial district, and the far East Village. Tisch art student Ashley Macknicka had to head east of Second Avenue last year to find a 600-square-foot two-bedroom for $356,000...
Oh dear, the poor things!
Oh, and Sienna Miller.
Also, Sienna Miller practically naked.
A shame, that. I wasn't a big fan of Strangers back when it was on Comedy Central but Amy Sedaris really needs a vehicle beyond late night TV appearances. Hope they get a distributor soon.