On a recent Monday night, a Beat poet recited Jack Kerouac’s “October in the Railroad Earth” in the Battery’s penthouse living room. The performance was a nod to San Francisco’s old-school creative class by way of nearby North Beach, and the occasion marked the second issue of Battery Candy, the new magazine for the private, members-only club. As a jazz band played and guests chatted in view of the Transamerica Pyramid, the poet was the lone throwback to a city that had once fostered rebellious cultural provocateurs. But around him was another generation of potential disruptors looking to make its mark. When Xochi and Michael Birch opened the Battery in 2013, their goal was to curate a community that inspired “forward-thinking minds” from a range of industries. The 58,000-square-foot private club in the Financial District was a place for them to escape the tech world after a successful foray. Having sold their social network, Bebo, to AOL for … [Read more...] about The Battery’s new charge: Four years later, is the city buying into the private club?
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BOSTON (CBS) — After losing Rick Porcello to the New York Mets, the Red Sox worked quick to find a replacement for their starting rotation. Boston has reportedly signed free agent lefty Martin Perez, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Perez reportedly inked a one-year, $6 million deal with a club option for 2021 for $6.25 million, according to Rosenthal. The 28-year-old went 10-7 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in Minnesota last season, logging 165.1 innings for the Twins. While those numbers are nothing special, Perez did average a career-high 7.35 strikeouts per nine innings in 2019. Perez spent his first seven years in the majors with the Texas Rangers, and owns a 53-56 record and a 4.72 ERA for his career. When healthy, the southpaw can eat up innings. Perez threw 198.2 innings in 2016 and 185 innings in 2017, before injuries held him to just 85.1 innings in 2018. He made 29 starts for Minnesota last season, with another three appearances out of the bullpen. … [Read more...] about Red Sox Reportedly Sign Lefty Starter Martin Perez
From left: Egypt’s Mohamed Saleh, France’s Olivier Giroud, South Korea’s Son Heung-min, and Brazil’s Neymar. Photo: Getty Images Thanks to a combination of mismanagement, organizational malaise, and bad chemistry, the U.S. men’s national team will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986. But there’s at least one silver lining: Freed of all patriotic obligations, American fans are able to go into this summer’s tournament rooting for whichever team they choose. “Growing up in England, the best World Cups were the ones where England never qualified,” says Roger Bennett, co-host of the soccer podcast Men in Blazers, and co-author of the new Encyclopedia Blazertannica. “I just got to enjoy the the World Cup: the heroes, the villains, the neck tattoos, the terrible haircuts.” Bennett loves soccer so much that he enthusiastically told me I was posing “all the great questions” when I asked him things … [Read more...] about An Exhaustive List of Reasons to Root for Each World Cup Team
Chekhov’s gun is an overused trope. There are no hard-and-fast rules in writing: just because there’s a gun on the table in the first act of a story doesn’t mean it inevitably needs to be fired in the third act. But in Uncut Gems, writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie push the concept to its limits, wringing every ounce of tension out of it. Uncut Gems is so chock-full of Chekhov’s guns, it could arm a small country. Aptly described as a “feature length panic attack,” Uncut Gems gets its anxiety from making the audience wait to see which gun will go off first. That titular uncut gem is a stone studded with rare black opals, which fast-talking, neurotic New York City jeweler Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) procured by legally questionable means from an Ethiopian mine. He hopes this latest score will be the answer to his numerous problems: He’s a gambling addict in debt to several loan sharks; he and his wife Dinah (Idina Menzel) are separated, but … [Read more...] about In Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler plays Russian roulette with Chekhov’s gun
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in North Fulton County during the past week. See the state's health department website for more. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70. Restaurants graded C and lower have their violations listed. 3:8 Juice & Eatery (Food Service Inspections)5250 WINDWARD PKWY STE 113 ALPHARETTA, GA 30009December 5, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A ARI Korean Steakhouse and The Cake Shop (Food Service Inspections)9700 MEDLOCK BRIDGE RD STE 112 DULUTH, GA 30097December 6, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A Atlanta Athletic Club (Halfway House) (Food Service Inspections)1930 BOBBY JONES DR … [Read more...] about North Fulton Food Inspections: BurgerFi, Cafe Landmark, More
Most sports fans — especially those who follow college football closely — can tell you with eyes closed what the Heisman Trophy looks like.The iconic, bronze-cast stiff-arm trophy has been a lasting symbol of excellence since it was first presented in 1935 by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York at its headquarters in southern Manhattan.Few fans, however, know why the trophy was created, who it is named for, who designed it or what it symbolizes with the 85th presentation of the award set for Saturday night at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square.The granddaddy of all college football awards, the Heisman was created by a Club Trophy Committee and was originally named the DAC Trophy.Its purpose, of course, was to honor the "Outstanding College Football Player in the United States," according to a story in the Heisman Journal.The first ceremony was held on Dec. 9, 1935, at the club's lower Manhattan headquarters … [Read more...] about History of the Heisman: Facts & figures on one of the most iconic trophies in all of sports