Algonquin’s Roaming Diva Cat, Matilda, Has Closer... →
by James Barron, The New York Times What fresh hell is this? They have surrounded the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel with an invisible electric fence. The hotel hopes it will keep the health department happy by keeping its divalike resident cat from straying where food and drinks are served. The cat, Matilda, a 5-or-so-year-old Ragdoll, had no comment. She cut short an interview, diving...
Marathon Swimmer Diana Nyad Takes On the Demons of... →
by Elizabeth Weil, The New York Times She’s got a great name - nyad, naiad, like a water nymph. Today Diana Nyad is swimming for four hours. She does this four days a week in the 50-meter pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, in Pasadena, Calif. Her stroke is rhythmic, high in the water. It’s hard to judge how old she is by looking at her. Her back is well muscled. Her legs are ...