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 >>
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 >>
Stephanie N./YelpToday'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 >>
As 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 >>
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 >>