The Liberal Democrats are never going to be loved in the pages of the Daily Mail: our open, liberal and progressive brand of politics tends to be at odds with their editorial worldview (to put it mildly). However, even I have been surprised at the level of criticism – much of it misleading – aimed […]
The cruise ship industry in the city is reaching the kind of milestones that should make other port cities nervous. According to a new report, ship passengers and crew members spend more in the Big... To view the full story, click the title link.
Alicia Glen, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development, is continuing to meet privately with advocates, officials and stakeholders across the city to solicit... To view the full story, click the title link.
Target is the latest to butcher their models with some Photoshop "magic," a practice upheld by the beauty and fashion industry that, in turn, aids in butchering the self esteem of many women. The latest "problem area" for models is that pesky inner thigh area, which won't naturally provide an unrealistically wide enough gap without a little digital diet. [ more › ]
Theresa Rebeck's 'Seminar,' making its Midwest debut, is a witty look into the heartbreaking world of wannabe novelists. [ more › ]
I love this man, George Bradford. And I love that he protected his ladies—including his mother, his daughter, and his granddaughter. Don't fuck with a Detroiter. Not even a grandpa. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Eric Toth was once on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list. [ more › ]
The smorgasbord of meat known as the Big Apple Barbecue returns to Madison Square Park this summer with enough smoked flesh to put down an NFL lineman. The annual barbecue festival offers two days of excessive meat consumption, musical interludes and meat-centric seminars. If you can handle the meat sweats, step right this way. [ more › ]
Despite not reaching their crowd funding goal of $160,000, the Museum of Science Fiction enters its next phase in opening a 3,000 square foot preview museum. [ more › ]
People will go to great lengths to promote good health, as long as is doesn't involve anything as plebeian as a balanced diet and the occasional brisk jog. Acupuncture just not having the same calming effect it used to? Is the oil pulling taking too long? It's time for more drastic measures. It's time for leeches. [ more › ]
They'd better serve Wonder Bread and Shake 'n' Bake. Sony Pictures wants to put an end to the Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon and Restaurant: The studio owns the rights to the 2006 Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights and says the restaurant,...Show More Summary
And the reason why the video shoot alarmed several citizens and drew the heat? King 5:Officers went to the rooftop of The Madison Apartments in response to several concerned phone calls. When they arrived, Seattle Police say that asShow More Summary
It's not just conservatives who have a problem with President Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns. Traditional media is feeling shut out, too. Chris Cillizza writes at the Washington Post: Obama's "Between Two Ferns" appearance comes...Show More Summary
New York financial regulators said they will immediately begin accepting applications to operate exchanges for Bitcoin and other digital currencies to help speed the development of rules for that... To view the full story, click the title link.
Amanda Drinkall may have grown up in a conservative Presbyterian family in Oswego, Ill., but that doesn't mean that her family isn't supportive of her decision to step into a pair of stiletto-heeled boots-and not much else-for her role...Show More Summary
The monument to ostentation at Bay and Adelaide has faced appropriately over-the-top problems in the past 13 years. On March 7, glass dangled from Toronto’s Trump Tower, leading to the closure of Bay and Adelaide and creating a great deal of commuter frustration (but thankfully no injuries). Show More Summary
More details have emerged about the medical marijuana provisions in the Assembly’s one-house budget, which will be released Wednesday and which will form the basis of negotiations with the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Commenting on new research, carried out by the BBC, which shows that the number of fines issued to parents for taking their child out of school for a holiday has risen by more than 70%, Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive of 4Children said: “Tougher regulations around taking a child out of school during term time, […]
A disappointing report on job openings helped nudge major stock indexes back into the red Tuesday afternoon after a brief upswing in the morning. A thin slate of economic data and corporate financial... To view the full story, click the title link.
Keep in mind as you read this Bloomberg piece that the global GDP is about $60 trillion:The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed...Show More Summary