The Afternoon Cram


Everything you need to know from today’s front pages

NBA players reject owners’ latest contract offer
The lockout continues. Bad news for players, owners, broadcasters, and fans. Good news for Sungevity Ice Pop lovers.

American hikers imprisoned for months in Iran to marry in May
Love conquers captivity. 

Disturbances Mar Grove Tree Lighting
Pushing, shoving, spending, and a traffic jam were reported. Ring a Salvation Army bell, the holidays are here! 

MOCA’s Bizarre Gala
The Daily Beast gets close, misses the opportunity to call human centerpieces, shirtless male performance artists, and cake demolition biz-art.