Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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

  • It ain't easy being an NYU freshman either, especially if you've had your eye on a pre-war apartment within spitting distance of campus. Turns out, co-op boards don't like listening to Bob Marley's Legend over and over and over and over again, even if the 'rents can totally pick up the tab:
    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!

  • Jet Blue to Boston? Don't mind if I do. I mean, it's no Fung Wah, but still, it's cheaper than Amtrak and I haven't been to Boston in like 30 years. I should go sometime.

  • Daniel Craig is the new Bond, reportedly. Before, I wasn't quite sure if he fit the profile. But I was watching Layer Cake last night and thinking he could definitely pull it off. Smooth, albeit not Pierce Brosnan suave, and at times cheeky (sort of Connery-like). He might actually be better as a Bond villain than 007 himself though.

    Oh, and Sienna Miller.

    Also, Sienna Miller practically naked.

  • Warner Independent drops Strangers With Candy because of rights-related problems.

    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.

  • You know there are certain bloggers I never discuss (mostly because I don't read them regularly)? If you love to hate on (or just love) those blogs that I don't talk about and want to discuss them, you can do it here, probably.
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