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Yes, It’s Going to Snow This Weekend

Spring is a lie perpetuated by people who look good in tank tops, and I have never been more sure of it than I am today, in late March, on the eve of another predicted snowfall. Though March is supposedly known for going "out like a lamb," this year's version... More »

Why de Blasio’s Fight to Keep Control of NYC Schools Could Get Ugly

Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a good job of keeping his distance and playing it cool this state budget season. Earlier this week, though, during an appearance at Aviation High School in Queens, the mayor was asked about the possibility of New York State taking over troubled schools like... More »

Being President Means Sleeping in Sad, Windowless Hotel Rooms Across the Globe

Being the president of the United States often sounds like a pretty sucky job. At least half of the country is nearly always going to dislike you; you have to spend the majority of your days making stressful decisions; and whenever you try to take a break, everyone yells at... More »

Weed Killer Is Totally Safe to Drink Says Monsanto Lobbyist Before Declining a Glass

A well-regarded research team recently announced that glyphosate, the chemical used in the Monsanto-produced weed-killer Roundup, is likely carcinogenic to humans. But during an interview with French news channel Canal+, ecologist and Monsanto lobbyist Dr. Patrick Moore claimed that Roundup isn't dangerous, and in fact is totally safe to drink. "You... More »

At Least 2 Missing and 19 Injured After East Village Explosion

At least two people are still unaccounted for after Thursday's East Village explosion collapsed three buildings and caught fire to a fourth on Second Avenue north of 7th Street. Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Figueroa was on a lunchtime date at Sushi Park, the restaurant where the explosion occurred, and he has not... More »

Republicans So Giddy That 2016 Election Is Finally Starting That They Throw $1 Million at Ted Cruz in a Single Day

Senator Ted Cruz announced that he was running for president on Monday morning, and by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, his campaign had already raised $1 million, according to the Washington Post. By Thursday, the campaign had raised $2 million. Ninety-six percent of the donations received online were in increments of... More »

Is Obama Playing New York Against Chicago?

The location of Obama's presidential library — and of the Obamas themselves, post-presidency — has always been understood to be a competition between New York and Chicago, with Chicago heavily favored given the president's history there. But today brings the latest in a series of reports teasing the possibility that Obama... More »

Co-Pilot Had Medical Leave on Day of Crash — and Threw Away the Doctor’s Note

German authorities searched the house of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz — who appears to have deliberately caused the Germanwings plane crash — yesterday, and found two doctor's notes in the trash. One relieved Lubitz from work duties on the day of the crash; the other was torn apart. German prosecutors concluded that... More »

Senator Harry Reid to Retire in 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced in an online video on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2016. He insists that the decision has nothing to do with the serious facial injury he got in January, his position as minority leader, or his chances of being reelected. In... More »

How Hard Would It Be to Change the Face on the $20?

On paper, it doesn’t look like it would be difficult to change the faces that greet us on dollar bills whenever we pull out our wallets. The Treasury Secretary has unilateral authority to banish Franklin from the $100 or Lincoln from the five spot whenever he wants; Congress also has... More »

Hillary and Miley Agree: Indiana Shouldn’t Have Legalized LGBT Discrimination

While we do not know Hillary Clinton's views on Free the Nipple, it's safe to say that she and Miley Cyrus are rarely discussing the same political causes. However, on Thursday an odd assortment of businesses, celebrities, and politicians came together to oppose a law signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence... More »

Even Louie Gohmert Knows His Presidential Bid Is a Joke

If you signed off the internet for a few hours on Thursday afternoon, maybe to transfer to a different device after briefly interacting with loved ones, you missed what we assume will be the shortest presidential campaign of the 2016 election. When asked if he would support Senator Ted Cruz's... More »

Cable News Insults Viewers’ Intelligence Once Again With Cartoon Reenactments of Co-Pilot Knocking

This morning, French authorities said that the plane crash in the Alps earlier this week may have been deliberate. The dark turn caused cable-news coverage of the tragic event to grow even more unavoidable as shows kept recycling the same breaking-news updates in different ways in order to both keep... More »

Feds Heading to Indiana to Stop HIV Outbreak

Governor Mike Pence declared a public-health emergency in Indiana today after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County, mostly owing to intravenous drug use. The CDC will arrive in Indiana next Monday, and Pence created a 30-day needle-exchange program, something he strongly opposes, to help curb the outbreak. There are 79 cases... More »

Occupied East Village Building Collapses

A building in the East Village appears to have collapsed, according to photos tweeted by the NYC scanner. The building is reportedly 123 Second Avenue, located on Second Avenue one building north of 7th Street, and mixed-occupancy. Forty people were reportedly inside at the time of collapse.Multiple EMS buses have... More »

What Happens to Most AWOL Soldiers?

In February, New York Magazine published a story on the men and women who fled the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — and mostly escaped punishment from the federal government. After the news of Bowe Bergdahl's desertion and misbehavior in front of the enemy charges on Wednesday, Daily Intelligencer thought... More »

Rahm Emanuel Is Really Running Against Himself

Two weeks before Chicago residents decide whether to reelect Rahm Emanuel as mayor, they’re starting to see a softer side of Rahmbo. “They say your greatest strength is also your greatest weakness,” he says, sitting at a table in a V-neck sweater with no tie, in a TV commercial that... More »

Frank Gehry’s Condé Nast Cafeteria Is Not Going to Be Demolished

Condé Nast's last magazines at 4 Times Square — Vanity Fair and Bon Appétit — moved downtown in January, leaving the old Magazine Heaven spaces empty. That included closing down the most architecturally ambitious cafeteria in the world: the swoopy titanium-and-glass room designed by Frank Gehry when the company moved in a decade... More »

Wisconsin Player Accidentally Reveals His Crush on Stenographer During Live Press Conference

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, whose obsession with the NCAA stenographers has already been well documented, accidentally let slip during a press conference on Wednesday that he totally has a crush on one named Debra. Nigel and Debra sittin' in a tree, t-r-a-n-s-c-r-i-b-i-n-g (did i spell that right?).When Hayes tries to... More »

Top-Secret Agents Battling Drugs Allegedly Host Cartel-Funded Sex Parties

The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General recently released a report focusing on how the department's various agencies respond to sexual-harassment and misconduct allegations. The Drug Enforcement Administration seems...Show More Summary

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