That Was The Week That Was

That Was The Week That Was: May 23rd, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2016

it feels like something is being done when it isn’t.

That Was The Week That Was: May 16th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2016

Show the result of drone attacks

That Was The Week That Was: May 9th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2016

Beltin’ Carlos Beltran

That Was The Week That Was: May 2nd, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2016

Lousy

That Was The Week That Was: April 29th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2016

A lugubrious slog

That Was The Week That Was: April 18th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | April 25, 2016

Prince is the story that defines last week

That Was The Week That Was: April 4th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2016

A terrific story of country and rebirth

That Was The Week That Was: March 28th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2016

“Don’t sign a deal with the devil without studying the fine print.”

That Was The Week That Was: March 21st, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2016

Killing at least 69 people and wounding around 300

That Was The Week That Was: March 14th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 21, 2016

Cuba Libre

That Was The Week That Was: March 7th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2016

my favorite pics of Martin finds the Beatles in full psychedelic regalia and Martin in a 50s clean cut suit and tie.

That Was The Week That Was: February 29th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2016

the inevitable irreversible otherness of life.

That Was The Week That Was: February 22nd, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 29, 2016

Sam Smith, looking dapper indeed, gave a bad performance

That Was The Week That Was: February 15th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2016

the 2010s are so last decade

That Was The Week That Was: February 8th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2016

The only thing to do with a weekend like that is hibernate

That Was The Week That Was: February 1st, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2016

Beyonce, according to the New York Times at least, stole the Halftime show

That Was The Week That Was: January 25th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2016

Upped a notch for racial integration, Grade: B-

That Was The Week That Was: January 18th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2016

New York was forced to take a long, deep, breath

That Was The Week That Was: January 11th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | January 18, 2016

People won’t trust him with the key to jeep

That Was The Week That Was: December 28th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2016

The only reason for Saudi’s provocation, the execution of outspoken Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, is because the family feels profoundly uneasy both within the family and outside.

That Was The Week That Was: December 21st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2015

The Jets beat the Pats after the ever arrogant Bill Belichick elected to kick in OT and paid the price

That Was The Week That Was: December 14th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2015

Chris Brown was good, the man is overextended. I’m bored with him

That Was The Week That Was: December 7th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2015

I can’t say enough about the Willow debut album

That Was The Week That Was: November 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2015

Up 20 – 10, the Giants went for a Touchdown on 4th down and blew it. The Jets won by 3.

That Was The Week That Was: November 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2015

Kobe Bryant, the great Laker, will retire at the end of this season. He is 37 years old.

That Was The Week That Was: November 16th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2015

The Holocaust Museum calls on public figures and citizens to avoid condemning today’s refugees as a group

That Was The Week That Was: November 2nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 9, 2015

“President Obama on Tuesday rejected an attempt by lawmakers to force his hand on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, using his veto pen to sweep aside one of the first major challenges to his authority by the new Republican Congress.”

That Was The Week That Was: October 26th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2015

The Mets came, saw and fell apart handing the World Series to the Royals on a platter of unforced errors. This one should haunt Mets fans for years to come, except… well, they all haunt Mets fans for years to come, don’t they? Meanwhile, the Knicks are off to a good start, Ryan injured himself and Geno failed to help the Jets, and Eli Manning through six touchdowns and still failed to win.

That Was The Week That Was: October 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2015

Last week saw 45 of the best rap moments of the year and I have seen my own fair share of rap this year. Meek Mill, shrugged off the Mrs. Minaj, Drake slap down, and came out and killed it with a huge posse, who didn’t get in the way. And then he brought out A$AP Ferg, DJ Khaled, and unbelievably, Rick Ross to steal the Power 105 gig from under Kendrick’s nose.

That Was The Week That Was: October 12th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2015

For New Yorkers there was only one story in 2015 and its name is Daniel Murphy, the second baseman hammering our homers in the post season as the Mets pitchers take care of the rest on the current run to the world series 2015. They currently have the Cubs in a 2 – 0 hole in the NLCS and need two more wins for the division championship and four more for the world

That Was The Week That Was: October 5th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2015

So that’s it for another season, the Yanks got a hammering 0 – 3 from the Astros and limped back to their vacation like whipped poodles. This is the third season they haven’t made the playoffs, and they haven’t won a world series in FIFTEEN YEARS. The Steinbrenners have forgotten his father’s cardinal rule: winning is the only thing. The Mets are 1 – 1, so now its a best of three with home field advantage.

That Was The Week That Was: September 28th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2015

The Oregon murder of nine people between the ages of 19 to 67 in Oregon earlier this year, puts me in mind of the 147 students murdered for being Christians in Kenya this April. Until we become another species, this will happen. And while gun laws would make it more difficult, people have been killing each other in huge numbers long before guns existed.

That Was The Week That Was: September 22nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 28, 2015

Nobody ever leaves long, 90 years in our timespan sounds get but how good is it? A blink of an eye when we lose someone who transcends celebrityhood like Yogi Berra. I was born the day of the perfect game he caught in 1956, in the world series, which the Yanks won, and Don Larsen pitched.

That Was The Week That Was: September 14th. 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 21, 2015

A busy week for concerts peaked early and high with Madonna at Madison Square Garden, a friend of mine is very close to a guy who is very close to Madonna and swears next time he can get me a great seat for $400. My friend was front row, and if Madge comes back round with Rebel Heart, I can seriously imagine doing it, Yes, that good.

That Was The Week That Was: September 7th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 14, 2015

Football season is upon us though with the sun still out I’ve held off taking any serious serious attention to it. The Jets drew the Browns and beat em well, journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick everything the lousy Geno Smith isn’t. A couple more outings like this and guess who won’t be coming back. The Giants gave one away for no reason. The Yanks saved themselves from a sweep but with 20 games to go better keep their eye on the wildcard, the Mets keep on rolling, and have their first winning season 2008. Finally, Roger Federer lost to US Open winner Novak Djokovic.

That Was The Week That Was: August 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2015

Tom Brady’s ability to cover his tracks in deniability his telling Patriot employees to deflate footballs during games so they are easier for him to throw and the head of the NFL Roger Goodell’s pathetic attempts to mete out punishments that aren’t in the rulebooks ended with two laughingstocks saved through power and chronic indifference.

That Was The Week That Was: August 28th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2015

On the cover of Sunday’s paper, they had a report Amber Jamieson go, ahem, undercover, and work as one of those topless painted women who pose for pictures on 42nd street and decided, accurately,that it was entirely harmless. Not only did the Post make the Mayor look like a putz, they made their nemesis the Daily News look like irrational, puritanical maniacs.

That Was The Week That Was: Week of 17th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 24, 2015

The homeless and bare boobs and bare boobs and the homeless, the streets of New York and no one knows where to look any more. Yesterday 300 women took off theirs bras and walked from Columbus Circus to times Square. The feminist claim that by forcing women to hide their bodies they sexualized women, is a good one. In Islamic States, try showing your ankle in public, your lucky if you don’t get raped. As for the homeless, we don’t know what to do with them, harass them? save them? ignore them? The summer of 2015 right atcha.

That Was The Week That Was: August 10th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2015

Sure it has been the dog days of summer, and news has been kinda slow, so here comes Donald Trump (who I have met on three occasions socially and who I consider quite as slimy as Rupert Murdoch) to kill some time and space. Fine. But when the leading candidate for the GOP is seriously discussing deporting 11.3 Million people PLUS legal and documented people, well, that joke ain’t funny anymore. This guy is beyond the pale and silly season needs to come to an end now. He is dangerous

That Was The Week That Was: 8-3-15 – 8-9-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2015

The Presidential Race: Forget Donald Trump for a moment, the man is a clown and a danger to any chances the GOP may have had to get a Republican Presidency, but whatever. This hatred of women, this anti-choice rhetoric, this build a big wall anti-immigration, all this stuff: it is too much, why are they forcing Americans to hold their nose and vote for Hillary. Can’t they find one candidate who isn’t out of their mind?

That Was The Week That Was: July 27th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2015

Cecil The Lion shows just what you can do when you bother to name an animal, so here is an idea for all you animal rights activists: stand outside the slaughterhouses and name every cow before we murder it, and then guilt the rest of us over our indefensible actions. Gwan, try it.

That Was The Week That Was: July 20th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2015

Given the choice between giving U2 the benefit of the doubt, and just about anybody else the benefit of the doubt, I would undoubtedly go with anybody else… which doesn’t mean I’m right. For the eight nights at Madison Garden, still in mid-residency, U2 did many things better than they have before but is it enough? Meanwhile, Young Fathers were enough.

That Was The Week That Was: July 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2015

White Reaper’s debut album is a stealth attack, a hard hitting poppy explosion of old school rock and roll -let’s hope it gets some traction. Also, Jeff Tweedy has released the first album of half way decent music in a decade or so. It starts off a little iffy, but steadies itself to the closing bell.

That Was The Week That Was: Week Of July 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2015

The poster boy for pre-Ayatollah Khomeini Middle East fervor, the blue eyed, bridge playing, womanizing, Zhivago starring superstar of the 60s and 70s fied years after his movies were banned and then unbanned for kissing a Jewish woman on screen. The movie? “Funny Girl”.

That Was The Week That Was: June 29th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2015

The US gave Japan a spectacular drubbing in the FIFA Women’s World Finals, four goals in the first 16 minutes. A spectacular win and revenge for 2011 (not to mention Pearl Harbor), Carli Lloyd’s hat trick, three goals before the game had even kicked into gear was too much for Japan to come back from. The Yanks still in first place (by one game!)

That Was The Week That Was: Week Of June 22nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2015

US: The Supreme Court ruled gay marriage was legal and the world rejoiced though Canada enacted the same law ten years ago in 2005. Even so the world became a rainbow and freedom rang as the world became gay for a day, during Gay Pride Week

These Days: Sunday, June 21st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2015

Yesterday was a drizzly write off and today looks worse but that didn’t stop 1000s of would be merpeople from going off to Coney Island Island for the 33rd annual Mermaid Parade. New York, where every day is an excuse for a party!

That Was The Week That Was: June 8th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2015

If Belle And Sebastian were just about what you assumed they would be, then Graham Parker and the Rumor were better than they had any right to be and the Sonics, in Texas, were better than both.

That Was The Week That Was: June 1st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2015

From the better never than late department, Governors Ball took up so much of last week, three days, and something like 30 miles of walking between stages, 37 sets viewed, etc, etc, etc, this recap is well late. What can I say about Governors Ball that I haven’t said? See you next year, that’s what I can say.

That Was The Week That Was: May 25th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2015

Live: A heavy concert week, with Joan Jett and the Who, Ed Sheeran, and Christines, Sayak and the awesome The Gotobeds leading a jam packed week of gigs. No major disappointments and the Gotobeds was exactly what you hoped they were.