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Nate Silver

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Nate Silver's Forecast Is Very Optimistic About Same-Sex Marriage

    Nate Silver is less than a god but more than a man. After November's presidential election, the bossman at the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog became best known for correctly predicting the electoral outcomes of all 50 states. His forecast models became legendary. Of course, he had previousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Nate Silver's Past Life as a Burrito Reviewer

    As if we needed yet another reason to love mathematics genius/magician Nate Silver, the man who reassured us that Obama would indeed win the election on Tuesday (as well as predicted the results of several other races): Mission Mission has discovered that in a past life, Silver ran a blog called The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Is Peet's Really Selling Out? Is the Salad Bar Really a Scam?

    Stephanie N./Yelp​‚ÄčToday's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The big piece of gossip today, which originated on a blog called DealReporter, is that Peet's is in talks to sell itself to Starbucks. Since I've just receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Do Black Voters Want to Legalize Marijuana?

    ‚ÄčAs the campaigns for and against California's marijuana-legalizing Proposition 19 heat up, a big question mark still hangs over a vital factor in the initiative's fate: How popular is it among minorities, and specifically among black voters?Notes prince-among-pollsters Nate Silver on FiveThirtyEi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2008
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