In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced late Friday that the New York City marathon will not take place on Sunday as planned. The move comes after the mayor faced bitter criticism for attempting to go forward with the event to "stimulate the economy" despite the fact that many city residents lost their homes and businesses and have gone days without power and water. It remains unclear if the race will be postponed or canceled entirely — not encouraging news for the tens of thousands of runners who traveled to the city from across the country and abroad for the event.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Watch out, China — America is working on dogfighting drones
- Ted Cruz is the new Sarah Palin
- How liberals are unwittingly paving the way for the legalization of adult incest
- How the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover revealed the worst of both shows
- Libertarianism's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea
- Why you probably don't have Ebola — even if you shook hands with America's 'patient zero'
- Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert are accidentally having a serious debate on ISIS
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
Subscribe to the Week