Happy Birthday

cityfile · 05/11/09 06:54AM

Liza Minnelli's creepy ex, concert promoter David Gest, turns 56 today. Sportswriter Mike Lupica is turning 57. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is 76. Comedian Mort Sahl is 82. Model Laetitia Casta turns 31. Actor James Haven, the son of Jon Voight and brother of Angelina Jolie, is 36. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart is turning 26. Former NBC honcho Warren Littlefield is turning 57. Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn is 50. And Dr. Robert Jarvik—the artificial heart inventor who also appears in all those Lipitor commercials—turns 63 today.

Giants Victory Shrouds City In Sports Cliches

Hamilton Nolan · 02/04/08 10:35AM

Yesterday was supposed to be the finale of the New York media's Super Bowl overload party, after two excruciating weeks of trivialities about the Giants. But then they actually won the Super Bowl. Now, on the morning after, the realization is sinking in that we aren't going to hear the end of all this for a long time. After the jump, a roundup of overnight coverage, and a warning of what's to come.

Mike Lupica

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:39PM

One of the country's best known and most prolific sportswriters, Lupica's best known for his columns for the Daily News. He's also the author of books like The Summer of '98: When Homers Flew, Records Fell, and Baseball Reclaimed America, How Sports Got Away From the Fans and How We Get It Back, Bump and Run, and Wild Pitch, as well as a handful of novels and children's books.

Mort Zuckerman Pitches, Ken Auletta Catches

Joshua Stein · 08/20/07 11:51AM

On Saturday afternoon, in a dusty softball field behind the East Hampton Waldbaum's, media mogul Mort Zuckerman was stretching his calves. For a captain of industry, his legs were remarkably rickety. On his right calf, a messy bandage alluded to some frailty. But this was Zuckerman's day. For 25 years he'd played in the East Hampton Artist and Writers Annual Softball Game; he is also often a sponsor. Today he and his fellow "writers" (clad in blue jerseys) were squaring off against the Hamptons Artists; that squad, in red, included noted artist Christie Brinkley. Amelia Bauer was there to catch the action.