About Stan Sinberg

Stan is an award-winning newspaper columnist, radio commentator, and features writer whose humor has appeared in everything from the NY Times to WSJ and MAD Magazine. Stan is a native New Yorker living on the west coast. His website is www.stansinberg.com and you can email him at stan@stansinberg.com or follow him on Twitter @ssinberg1
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This Bud’s For Butte!

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This summer we saw yet another nightmarish dystopian vision of a civilization that has been overrun by mindless zombies in which society as we know it crumbles and lies in ruins. I’m talking of course, about Anheuser-Busch transforming the little town of Crested Butte, Colorado into the fictional burg “Whatever, USA” and importing 1,000 young…
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Will Yelp Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse?

Don’t look now, small business owner, but the courts have just issued Yelp a license to shake you down. Not that Yelp ever has, or ever would, at least according to Yelp. But San Francisco’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently signaled in Levitt v. Yelp that if in soliciting you, businessman, Yelp made…
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Are You Die-Hard Enough to Buy a Cuckoo Clock? The NFL Thinks So.

It’s not often that you come across something that perfectly crystallizes everything you dislike about something, but I am staring at it right now. What I’m staring at is a typo in an oversized promotional mailer that epitomizes how the $9.5 billion “non-profit” NFL takes something pure – in this case a fan’s devotion to…
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A Tale of Two Doorways

A luxury high-rise condominium also containing units set aside for affordable housing is causing a firestorm in New York City because the building will have separate entrances for its wealthy occupants and below market tenants. Judging from the reactions of many New Yorkers, you’d think this was the “rubber match” between Plessy v. Ferguson and…
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Love’s Labor Days Lost

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, in which we honor the salt-of-the earth worker who toils in our fields, staffs our assembly lines and works with his hands in exchange for an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. HAHAHA! Ahhhhhh, sometimes I kill myself… Nowadays, we barely pay lip service to labor, no…
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