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Morning Brief: March 13

by Jeff Coltin
Manhattan College Ball

trollness, wikimedia

Tough day for New York City college basketball. The Fordham Rams got knocked out of the A10 tournament at Barclays Center, and the St. John’s Red Storm got walloped by Providence, 74-57 and got knocked from the Big East tournament. While St. John’s is still expected to make the NCAA tournament, Fordham’s season is all but guaranteed over. Same for the scrappy St.

Morning Brief: February 12

by Jeff Coltin
Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building, Gabriel de Andrade Fernandes, flickr

The NBA All-Star game is coming to New York City this weekend, and Kanye West kicks off the festivities with a concert tonight in Flatiron. A lot of locals aren’t quite happy about the ruckus happening in their backyard—Gothamist has a funny account on their site—but the show is going on anyway, rain, snow, or shine.

Morning Brief: February 11

by Jeff Coltin
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart in D.C., Cliff1066, flickr

A big day for news anchors, both serious and satirical. Jon Stewart will be stepping down from The Daily Show before the end of the year where he’s served as anchor for nearly two decades (this, of course, months after his protégé Stephen Colbert left his eponymous show to take over for David Letterman). And Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC Nightly News for six months, effective immediately in the wake of a changing-story scandal. The story’s been written before, but it seems the satirical news media has gotten the best of the “real guys” once again.

Morning Brief: January 15

by Jeff Coltin
Tower Bridge

Simon & his Camera, flickr

New York’s lowly Knicks are trying something new to end their losing streak—they’re heading to London! It got us here thinking about which of the two big cities is better? We think New York, obviously, and luckily the writers at Versus gave us 36 reasons why they agree, like more ethnic groups and lower sales tax. Anglophiles can read the list of why London’s better too… like a lower murder rate.

Morning Brief: December 19

by Jeff Coltin
Colbert Action Figure

Colbert action figure, Chris Huggins, flickr

The final episode of The Colbert Report aired last night, and lots of guests were on hand to send the faux newsman off, including NJ Senator Cory Booker, President Bill Clinton, and Star Wars creator George Lucas. As the show ends, so does the Colbert character—the conservative blowhard pundit.  Colbert (the real one) will of course be taking over for David Letterman some time in 2015.  We here at Fordham University got a little taste of that in 2012 when Colbert spoke with Timothy Cardinal Dolan about faith.

Morning Brief: December 15

by Jeff Coltin
Stuyvesant High School

Pointsof NoReturn, wikimedia

New York magazine released its annual “Reasons to Love New York” list.  It includes serious reasons like “We Protest Passionately and Peacefully” and “Craig Spencer Risked his Life to Safe Others,” and more fun ones like, “We were All Taylor Swift Once,” and “New York Rap Is So Awesomely Weird.”  One list entry getting some more press is the story of Moh

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