My Hurricane

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It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.

You Won’t Remember How You Got Through: To Dads Spending Their Day in NICU

Mark Brislin NICU

Mark Brislin walked into the storm that surrounds the birth of a preemie. And walked out changed. His message to NICU dads: You are not alone.

UPDATE: New Photos! NYC Today 4 PM – Huge Crane Collapsing, Dangling Above 57th Street. (Photo)


Photo of collapsing crane (Breaking News 4PM EST, NYC)

Science: Researchers Guide Lightning With Lasers [@akilshohen]

Taking a page from the Ororo Monroe playbook, we take one step closer to controlling the weather.

Cosplay: Ororo and T’Challa Come To Life Before Your Eyes [@marvel]

Presented virtually without comment, as none seems needed.

Health: Storm of the X-Men Wants Ladies To Check Themselves for Breast Cancer

Mutants, irradiated lawyers and super heroes alike all feel strongly about women’s health, which is no joking matter.

Shipwrecks, Mirrors, and My Dad’s Hero Complex


Gaby Dunn reflects on when her dad’s self-impressed identity complex nearly killed him—and her.

Cosplay: The Next Generation of Geekdom

The passing of the torch as one generation of geek spawns the next.

MA Shoreline: Tracking the Sea and the Surge


Saturday, 7:30 pm. The storm center is still 500 miles away.

There’s a Hurricane of Manliness A’Comin’


Hurricane Irene has Aaron Gouveia imagining a post-storm zombie apocalypse where he kills his own food and protects his family.

Hurricane Irene: A Real Crisis


‘The essence of leadership is the ability to do the ordinary under extraordinary circumstances.’

Techonology: Don’t Tase Me From Over There, Bro!

The Maul is a semi-automatic shotgun that SHOOTS tasers.

Genderless Baby: Experiment or Exploitation?


A Canadian couple is trying to raise their child free from impositions of gender. Some are calling it irresponsible; here, Adam Polaski argues that it’s a noble experiment.

News: Blackwatch for May 15, 2011

In the same way you used to turn to the last page of Jet Magazine to see where Black people would be on TV, Blackwatch aims to tell you where you can find Black people in the heights of their geekiness.

Stay Off the Roads!

Blizzard of 2011

Cars are falling from the sky. Please, if you can, stay home.

The News—TARP May Profit, New Drilling Rules, Ecuador in Disarray, and Rain Pummels the Northeast


Tweet TARP Bailout to Cost Less Than Once Anticipated The much-maligned TARP bailout expires Sunday, and it might actually turn a profit. “[T]he once-unthinkable possibility that the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program could end up costing far less, or even nothing,” according to the New York Times, “became more likely on Thursday with the […]