October 23, 2013
Coyotes, whose lugubrious howl defines the badlands, have spread over the eastern United States. But this coyote reached Midtown. Naturalists think he crossed into Manhattan from mainland America over one of the northern bridges, then made his way south via Riverside Park. Between that and Central Park lie the apartments of many liberals; the beast must have slunk past them in the night. Your average New Yorker probably can’t tell a coyote from Balto the Sled Dog, but Central Park’s rangers could, and soon a massive animal-hunt was under way. The Times ran a picture
October 14, 2013
President Clinton, trying to rally interest in a treaty to stop global warming, challenged the Big 3 in the past to do more than merely develop prototypes of fuel-efficient cars.
The carmakers will have to transform technological breakthroughs into vehicles people really want to buy, and they should apply fuel-saving advances to trucks as well as cars, he suggested during a White House conference on climate change.
Yet, he also acknowledged that winning consumers over will not be easy.
“Who will buy this stuff?” he wondered out loud last week.
Although he made the remarks
October 7, 2013
Despite a rocky start and widespread derision on the Internet, backers of Divx are remaining steadfast in their commitment to the digital, pay-per-view DVD system. Divx debuted nationwide in October 1998–two months late because of delays in obtaining a sufficient number of Hollywood films–amidst reports of sluggish sales during summer test-marketing in Richmond and San Francisco.