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From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope

I want to introduce you to Rev. Darren Ferguson, a pastor who first found his faith while in prison for attempted murder. Rev. Ferguson spent nine years in federal prison, first at Rikers Island and then at Sing Sing in New York, where Darren and I met. Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold Abandons ‘Anonymity’

Stay gold, Gold. Los Angeles Times critic Jonathan Gold, who was the first food writer to win a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for his work at L.A. Weekly in 2007, has gone more or less public with his identity, writing an essay stating...Show More Summary

7 Must-See Videos That Totally Nail Being a Dog Owner in NYC

There's just something about having a dog and living in a big city that opens you to experiences you would never, ever have in your life before. I mean never. Like, NEVER, ever. Especially if that city is New York. As a pup parent myself...Show More Summary

People Are Already Parodying That McDonald’s Golden Globes ‘Signs’ Ad

As American as McDonald's fried apple pie. If you missed the NFL playoffs and Golden Globes this weekend but have been on, say, Twitter anytime since, you're probably aware of an ad called "Signs." The minute-long spot made by powerhouse...Show More Summary

Whole Foods Workers Caught On Video Beating Man Outside Union Square Store

A video uploaded to uploaded to LiveLeak yesterday captures the vicious beating of an unidentified man outside the Whole Foods in Union Square. In the five minute long video, what appear to be Whole Foods employees repeatedly punch and kick a man who is attempting to barge his way into the store after closing hours. Show More Summary

Whole Foods Suspends Workers After Beating Video Surfaces

The image quality is poor and the details are scarce, but this video depicts employees at the Union Square Whole Foods in Manhattan confronting, punching, and kicking a man inside the store's entrance and then on the sidewalk. The incident...Show More Summary

Video: Flying Through NYC's "Skyline Route"

It's probably pretty sweet sitting in a two-seater plane and floating above the city... but if you're scared of those tiny, little aircrafts, here's a video one pilot shot yesterday that will give you a taste. He posted the footage on...Show More Summary

American Teens Love E-Cigs & China's Hooking Them Up With Little Oversight

Americans' love of e-cigarettes continues to grow, especially among teenagers who haven't even taken their SATs. No longer favored exclusively by Playboy playmates and Stephen Dorff, the vapor-spewing alternative to conventional cigarette smoking is catching on with America's youths, according to the federal government. Show More Summary

James Franco’s Latest Project: Making Korean Barbecue Lasagna With the Epic Meal Time Guys

No doubt still sick from last week's Thanksgiving Voltron feast, glutton extraordinaire Harley Morenstein nabbed some A-list stand-ins for this week's webisode, an eight-minute-long desecration of lasagna. Franco and Rogen decide toShow More Summary

What Happens When A Scary Foreign Spider Creeps Into Your Suitcase?

Nearly 15 years ago, Popular Culture taught us that unwittingly smuggling a mysterious spider into the United States tends to unleash a plague of venomous arachnids, mass casualties, and heroic behavior from Will McAvoy. But what happens...Show More Summary

Meteorologists: Maybe Don't Travel Tomorrow?

Everyone has a friend who is immune to guilt and refuses to travel "home" on Thanksgiving, instead opting to spend the day giving thanks for unlimited bong rips and blissfully absent roommates. Maybe you are that friend, in which case you must be feeling pretttttty smug right now, because tomorrow's travel forecast is not specifically too good. [ more › ]

35 Pounds Of Blow Found In Shipping Container Full Of Wine

Border officials at the Port of New York/Newark seized 35 pounds of cocaine from aboard a shipping container last month, having unearthed it from among 1,050 cartons of wine. This pool party's going to suck now. [ more › ]

Watch This Depressing 60 Minutes Video About Crumbling Infrastructure In The Northeast Corridor

We know that over a thousand NY State bridges are "structurally deficient"—which makes reminders of our crappy infrastructure (example) incredibly alarming, like last night's 60 Minutes segment about how the government is failing everyone by not investing in infrastructure. [ more › ]

Bonnie Slotnick on the Struggle to Save Her Cherished Cookbook Shop

Slotnick with her famous sign. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks is like a shop out of Simon and Garfunkel's version of Bleecker Street: Slotnick herself is almost always there and happily able to guide you through her vast collection of vintage cookbooks. Show More Summary

Holding The NYPD Accountable, Holding The Movement Accountable

When activists turned out to a 2013 city council meeting in Oakland to protest the hiring of Bill Bratton as a consultant to the Oakland Police Department, was anyone surprised? Organizer Bella Eiko gave an impassioned speech pointing...Show More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

Cut The Line At Blue Bottle & Brooklyn Roasting With This New App

Waiting on line is part of life—so is searching for ways to bypass lines. Our civilization has been vastly improved by innovations like "Express Checkout" or "VIP Fast Pass," but if your local artisanal coffee joint is still stuck in...Show More Summary

This ‘#SNACK’ Video Perfectly Parodies ‘#SELFIE’

Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson, the creators of the Webby Award-nominated web series "SRSLY," spoof the Chainsmokers' party anthem "#SELFIE" in their latest video. It's a hilarious parody, complete with references to avocado toast Instagrams, pork buns "for the table," Jessica Simpson's Chicken of the Sea, and even Grub Street. Show More Summary

Video: Enraged NYC Bus Driver Threatens To Throw Farebeating Teen Out The Window

A Queens bus driver unraveled yesterday morning after a teenager boarded without paying his fare. The (NSFW) video of the encounter begins with the Q112 driver telling the boy, "The only way you're getting out is through the fucking window." [ more › ]

What It's Like To Be Princess Leia Walking Around NYC For 10 Hours

If you're familiar with that video documenting one woman's experience being endlessly catcalled while walking around NYC, and if you have a passing familiarity with the motion picture franchise Star Wars, then perhaps you'll enjoy this...Show More Summary

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