| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for American Idol's return.
The Skinny: Got caught up in "Gross Pointe Blank" last night. An underrated film! I love the shrink scenes with John Cusack and Alan Arkin. Anyway, Wednesday's roundup includes the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves.
Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations.
The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:58 AM
After the coffee. Before finishing the Christmas shopping.
The Skinny: Was watching the underrated "Carlito's Way" again last night. Poor Carlito, if only he'd taken Benny Blanco from the Bronx seriously. For a Friday before Christmas week, we've got a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:01 AM
After the coffee. Before looking for a new dentist.
The Skinny: I had a dream I was an observer at a lunch in which former Viacom bigshot Tom Freston was negotiating a deal to head a new company. The agreement was sealed with fist bumps. I may need to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting a new filling. I wish that was a joke.
The Skinny: I must say, HBO's "Getting On," which at first glance was a grim and dark "comedy" about an extended-care unit which is code for a waiting-for-people-to-die unit, is...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Twitter is reportedly testing a timeline that shows tweets that were sent from a nearby location.
The short messaging service may be experimenting with the feature, dubbed "Nearby," as a way to get more Twitter users to share their geo-location...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before arranging to have Aloe Blaac's "The Man" played every time I enter the office.
The Skinny: Yes, my beloved Redskins lost again, but at least we went down fighting. Now about that "Homeland" season finale: Well, if you can't say...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly working on a bid for T-Mobile in a deal that could combine the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers.
Sprint could make a bid for its rival in the first half of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:05 AM
The most prominent example of Obamacare victimization being offered at the moment comes from Edie Littlefield Sundby of San Diego, a businesswoman who related in a Wall Street Journal op-ed earlier this week how Obamacare is threatening her life by...