For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl was the highest-rated show in America. More than 111 million people tuned in to watch the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Feb. 5, 2012, and The Daily wanted to tell them everything they needed to know. I worked with the design team to compile an infographic of fun facts and game day resources ahead of the big game.
Click the thumbnails below to see screencaps of the finished infographic.
The only hint of their presence in Midtown’s Hotel Pennsylvania—the lobby still garlanded for the holiday season and crowded with milling tourists—was a 20-something guy shuffling around in medium-rinse jeans and a lackluster black leather jacket. He might have been one of the tourists himself were it not for the fluorescent pastel sign he held reading: THIS WAY TO BRONYCON! Pictured on the sign was a pink and purple pony in a green field.
The so-called Bronies—a herd of mostly male, mostly white, mostly mid-20s fans of the animated TV show “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”—have had plenty of press coverage of late, but this in-your-face mass gathering was not so typical. Although BroNYCon is held several times a year, Saturday’s was the biggest one to date.
Lacquered red drums, glittery blue marching band type bass drums, bongo drums, tambourines and a cowbell, an overturned bin painted streaky red and hand-lettered with “OCCUPY WALL STREET,” slapped at with palms and mallets and drumsticks, anything really.
October 5, 2011 marked the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, a protest that has filled a small park in downtown Manhattan for weeks and sparked copycat protests across the country and abroad. Hundreds have been arrested over the past few weeks — at least 20 were arrested last night — and the world has its eyes on Liberty Square, where the protesters have made their encampment.
NEW YORK — On the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, the protest against corporate greed that began as a small group of grassroots activists and spread to dozens of cities across the U.S. and abroad, several big names joined the shouting masses in Liberty Square.
If you’re noticing a wealth of leftover brisket sandwiches suddenly proliferating your office, or certain coworkers apologizing for long-passed misdeeds and wrongdoing, don’t panic: beef consumption will drop to normal levels soon, and your colleagues will go back to being their usual, less apologetic selves. It’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, a time for absurdly large and delicious meals (and special holiday services). And soon, it’ll be Yom Kippur, the time for atonement. L’Shana Tovah, y’all!
Even if you’re not Jewish, you can still enjoy the high holiday with this carefully-curated selection of our five favorite song parody videos, created to celebrate and educate about the Chosen People.
One month after the passage of a ballot question vetoing the state’s five-month-old same-sex marriage law, activists are beginning to look at what went wrong in a battle that seemed won before any votes were cast and are searching for new tactics for the next round of the fight.
To read the rest of the article, see behind the cut. To see the full interactive graphics depicting gay marriage laws and allowances across the country, click here. (Note for all graphics: Green indicates ‘yes’, purple ‘no’. Data accurate as of Jan. 1, 2010.) This article was originally published in the Bangor Daily News. (more…)
It seems I just can’t get enough of the war on Christmas. In addition to my Politics Daily editorial and Hearst article on the topic, Hearst Washington bureau chief Rick Dunham and I sat down for one last conversation about the National Christmas Tree. One last time: it’s a Christmas tree, nothing more, nothing less.
Listen to the podcast at Texas on the Potomac.
As President Barack Obama nears the end of the first year of his presidency, legendary White House correspondent and Hearst columnist Helen Thomas has a few words of advice for our Commander in Chief.
Listen to this edition of The Washington Chronicles, a podcast I produce for the Houston Chronicle’s Washington bureau, at Texas on the Potomac.
“I’m tired,” the 63-year-old Whelan said. “I’ve been around a long time, and I think that I’m really tired of the propaganda that is given to the American population in lieu of the truth about what’s really going on.”