dWith nearly the entire student body locked up now in finals or the library, you may have forgotten that we live in quite the dangerous city!  While tipster Alex Weinberg was able to stand on Ruggles in GTA IV, Columbia sociology professor turned underworld expert Sudhir Venkatesh noted in Slate that the first person shooter bears close resemblance to actual life on Chicago’s South Side, where he studied social trends in drug dealing, gang-leading and prostitution with Freakonomist Steven Levitt.  He also suggests improvements, including the option of being able to run over his book publishers. 

The city is not just killing urban youth, but also innocent red-tailed eyases!  Cityroom, after first reporting the existence of three hawk babies in our beloved Riverside Park, now tells us that it seems like they have died.  Only one corpse has been found, but a local birder said that cause of death is most likely poisonous food, which would have probably killed all three hawk chicks.  We are still not sure what relationship these 81st Streeters have with Hawkmadinejad, but they are probably related to our Hero.