Wait, Doesn’t Everyone Get a Pulitzer After a Few Weeks on the Job? – The New York Times


New to the job, the reporter Farah Stockman arrives at The Times and discovers she is a winner.

“I’m eight months pregnant, which is to say I feel as if I’ve swallowed a bowling ball made of acid. I’m in no mood to climb out of my warm bed in Boston and catch a 6 a.m. train to New York.

But I’m the new kid on The New York Times’s political reporting team. I’ve been at the paper for less than a month, after 16 years at The Boston Globe. I’m still learning my way around the Times building: the mysteries of its elevators, the secret passwords to its dizzying array of systems, the faces that go with the famous bylines.”

Source: Wait, Doesn’t Everyone Get a Pulitzer After a Few Weeks on the Job? – The New York Times

Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake – The New York Times


Dr. Eugenia Cheng, 39, has a knack for brushing aside conventions and edicts, like so many pie crumbs from a cutting board. She is a theoretical mathematician who works in a rarefied field called category theory, which is so abstract that “even some pure mathematicians think it goes too far,” Dr. Cheng said.

Source: Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake – The New York Times

John Boehner on Ted Cruz: ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’ – Yahoo Finance


It’s safe to say that Ted Cruz shouldn’t be counting on an endorsement from former House Speaker John Boehner anytime soon. The longtime Ohio representative who left Congress in October of last year appeared at Stanford University on Wednesday and said that while he would support either billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump or his home state governor, John Kasich, if either of them won the Republican nomination, he would not cast a vote for the senator from Texas. Asked for his thoughts on Cruz, Boehner was unsparingly derisive.

 

John Boehner on Ted Cruz: ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’

Source: John Boehner on Ted Cruz: ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’ – Yahoo Finance

Glorified tool shed listed for ‘only’ $500K in Brooklyn | New York Post


Room with a…screw! The Brooklyn housing market is so hot, a slick realtor is asking half a million dollars for a glorified tool shed in Gravesend. The faded yellow 1-bedroom “home”

Source: Glorified tool shed listed for ‘only’ $500K in Brooklyn | New York Post