We usually don’t go into politics around here. Most of you probably know this site for Jorfimus’s music and literature reviews. But this is an issue on which I just can’t keep silent anymore. Last week Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning any travelers who are citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering… Read More This must stop.
New York City Football Club are the newest team in Major League Soccer. By “new,” I mean that they were created completely from scratch in 2013 and weren’t “promoted” from a lower division like fellow 2015 expansion team Orlando City SC. This year, in just their second year of play, they’ve secured their first ever… Read More An Interview with a NYCFC Convert
Fifteen years ago today, our nation suffered its worst tragedy in many years. Terrorists flew commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center and a wing of the Pentagon, killing thousands. I was in elementary school at the time, and was sent home early–the going rumors were that it was all an accident. It wasn’t until… Read More 9/11
With all the hubbub going on about Louis Armstrong Stadium being torn down after this year’s Open, I figured it would be a good time to share this. This is a canvas print of the pre-Ashe configuration of Louis Armstrong, commissioned by the USTA for the 1995 US Open. It currently hangs in the concourse… Read More typoattack’s photo of the week
The 2016 US Open is finally here. One hour after this post is published, the first matches of the tournament will be played. Over the past year, much of the grounds, including all but three of the field courts, were completely rebuilt. Many of the paths around the grounds were widened, and the confusing circle… Read More The US Open’s New Grandstand: Can It Live Up to the Hype?
GOOOOOOOOOOO BACK TO JERRRRRRSEYYYYYYYYY And now a special message from senior editor Jorfimus Prime: Jorfimus Prime here. Before the derby I’d never so much as watched a football (or soccer, if you prefer) game, let alone been to one. typoattack is, I presume, happy that he’s converted me to an NYCFC fan. It’s… Read More photos of the week: Hudson River Derby Special