Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Sundown: U.N. Sics Watchdog on Iran

Plus Ed Koch now in bridge form, and more

Print Email
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch last fall.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

• At the United States’s urging, the U.N. Human Rights Council has appointed a special investigator into Iranian human rights. [AP/WP]

• The woman who died in the Jerusalem bomb attack yesterday was a 59-year-old Briton named Mary Jean Gardner. [JTA/Forward]

• The opposition Kadima Party is seizing on a report that Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed foreign trips to be funded by private donors seeking influence. [AP/WP]

• Feelin’ groovy! The Queensboro Bridge, a.k.a. the 59th Street Bridge, is now named after hizzoner Ed Koch. [WSJ]

• Elizabeth Taylor was buried today, very quickly, because, y’know, that’s how we do. [People]

• A reminder that Tablet Magazine’s official NCAA men’s basketball team, the Wisconsin Badgers, play Butler around 10 pm tonight on TBS. Here’s an article further describing their awesomeness. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

This The Daily Show segment from last night is making the rounds:

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Or, ‘Palestinian strike’, as Reuters would have it.

Has Tablet ever written anything on Paul Reuter, the Jew who founded the service?

Dan Klein says:

In the next Transformers movie, Ed Koch changes into the Queensborough bridge to fight Decepticons and toll booths.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Sundown: U.N. Sics Watchdog on Iran

Plus Ed Koch now in bridge form, and more

More on Tablet:

The Origins of Your Favorite Purim Customs

By Shlomo M. Brody — Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday