Recalling 1993, a magnificent retrospective on the New York City of 20 years ago involving Manhattan pay phones. This may be the single coolest thing ever in the history of the world.
Ted Gioia on The Millions looks at the 1969 John Brunner novel Stand on Zanzibar, which took place in 2010, and was eerily predictive in several aspects.
The Bronx Banter reprints an excellent Tony Kornheiser article for the New York Times Magazine from April 1978 about New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
The great Emma Span on the high hilarity of the Yankees trading for Vernon Wells. Plus: dog GIFs!
Finally, my good friend Serenity Pond has started a review blog, mostly of TV shows, called Frakin' Spoilers. She's already covered episodes of Arrow, Beauty & the Beast, Family Guy, Firefly, Glee, The Neighbors, and Whitney, with tons more to come. If you miss my Couch Potato Salad TV reviews on The Chronic Rift podcast, this might be a nice palliative...