Andrew Cuomo has trouble disguising his world-class ambition. Carl McCall has trouble disguising his lack of world-class ambition. Together, they make a sorry spectacle as New York’s Democrats prepare for what promises to be a bloody, disheartening primary campaign for the party’s gubernatorial nomination.
Mr. Cuomo’s recent behavior suggests that he regards New York voters Read More
There is something of a tradition in American sportswriting whereby successful authors in other genres step back and admit that all they’ve ever really wanted to do is write about baseball.
The result is usually predictable and unsatisfying-often a treacly piece of nostalgia whose purpose seems to have been securing the author a field pass Read More
The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist , by Neil de Grasse Tyson. Doubleday, 191 pages, $23.95.
Ever since the late 1950′s, when C.P. Snow lamented that the sciences and the humanities, once inseparable, had drifted apart, a number of people in both camps have tried to bridge the cultural chasm Read More