Archive for the ‘Right now’ Category

Fri 11 Sep 2009 11:55 pm   //   Posted in: New York is different, Right now

Tribute in Light, 2009

Two photos and a video shot tonight at the Brooklyn Heights promenade…



Tue 4 Nov 2008 11:09 am   //   Posted in: New York is different, Right now

Election day

My sense of things: New York (and my community in Brooklyn in particular) is more electrified about this election than any event in recent memory. The enthusiasm level is much higher than when the Giants were in the Super Bowl, for example.

Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:05 am   //   Posted in: In the news, Right now, Stray data

Facts! Figures! Charts!

Right now I am a little obsessed with this graphic:

Link to more…

Mon 29 Sep 2008 5:57 pm   //   Posted in: Hard times, Right now


Here are the “trending topics” on Twitter at this moment:

  • DOW
  • Bailout
  • Wall Street
  • Republicans
  • Congress
  • Black Monday
  • Bush
  • Wachovia
  • GOP
  • Dems

Fri 29 Aug 2008 1:44 pm   //   Posted in: In the news, Right now

Palin? Really?

Until now, I thought the Republicans were going to make this election about the military. Wrong. It’s about abortion.

(Related: I wrote a post on my work blog about photo coverage of Obama’s acceptance speech.)

Sat 10 May 2008 9:46 am   //   Posted in: Right now

Mobile phone update

Happy National Train Day from Penn Station Baltimore.


Wed 30 Apr 2008 6:13 pm   //   Posted in: Right now

Mobile phone update

New Yankee Stadium, seen from old Yankee Stadium.


Update: Yankees lost to Detroit 6-2.

Thu 24 Apr 2008 9:00 am   //   Posted in: Music, Right now, Videos

Geek rockers conquer the world

Right now Flight of the Conchords has the number one album on iTunes.

Seriously? A quasi-fictitious novelty folk duo from New Zealand has the number one album? We knew them when!

My favorite thing about The Conchords’ HBO show is its use of weird, unglamorous New York locations… like Flushing Meadows, and the far Lower East Side, and wherever the heck this park is. After “Sex and The City,” HBO owed us big time.

Here’s a clip of The Conchords performance of “Sello Tape”… part of which takes place on an MTA bus:

Tue 15 Apr 2008 1:00 pm   //   Posted in: Right now

Irony, apathy are officially back

Exhibit A: The geniuses who write copy for

Thu 27 Mar 2008 11:46 am   //   Posted in: Right now

Mobile phone update

Daryl Lang’s day off.