Reports: Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black 18-Year-Old in Missouri... If there were this many killings and beatings of Black youth twenty, or thirty, or forty years ago, cities would have been in flames. — The Public Archive (@public_archive)...Show More Summary
The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham, who reported Wednesday: Gardner now says he was wrong to back personhood because it could ban some forms of contraception. Show More Summary
The bedbug assault on our mass transit system continued yesterday as a 5 train was taken out of service because a straphanger spotted bedbugs on the train. Joe Costales, chairman of Transport Workers Union Local 100, told the News that the rider saw a bedbug fall off a homeless man. Show More Summary
From canuting to electric skateboards.
? Beginning this weekend, and throughout August, A.B. Biagi will be scooping gelato and sorbets at the store Espasso in Tribeca (38 North More Street). [Grub Street] ? Le Jardin Bistro has reopened in its new home in the East Village at 115 Avenue C. [Grub Street] ? Check out models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne eating at Uncle Boons. [YouTube]
The Jersey City natives of Rye Coalition take center stage in this documentary about relentless drive (it plays for one night only tonight at the Grand Illusion). The five came together in the 1990s as teenagers who loved music, but couldn't play, so at first it was about trading tapes, and then it was about bashing things out until songs took shape. Show More Summary
I may be the only politician in America who smokes pot... and is willing to admit it. In my campaign to become Governor of New York State, I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. I am not only challenging New York's powerful sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming September 9 primary. Show More Summary
While living and working in Europe over the past month, I've been asked several times why I live in New York City. "Why do you put up with that incredibly crowded, overpriced, and practically unlivable high-rise of a mouse-trap? Wouldn't...Show More Summary
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of the those great uplifting British films when it came out in 2012. It’s quickly become one of our favorites. So, we’re a combination of excited and dubious at the prospect of there being a sequel. Show More Summary
Credits: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide Briefing Friday,Show More Summary
The Occupy movement here didn’t quite die a couple of years ago, despite the dysfunction and internecine ideological struggles. It’s not that they didn’t have direction; it’s that they had a thousand directions. A group of like-minded activists picked one – bank foreclosures – then started picking fights. Often, they’ve won. But when they’ve won, […]
For 39 years, exiled Sahrawis have watched their homeland being stripped of its resources with the West's complicity. Now, they could feed into the latest wave of Islamic extremism in North Africa
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I wish I felt more passionately — positive or negative — for the latest attempt to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into the cultural spotlight. Clearly inspired by by the recent wave of superhero...
Other things happening in the capital.
Credits: Twitter Alt Text: Crisps New video technology can listen in on conversations through soundproof glass One-Minute Read Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:01pm Everyday objects such as crisp packets and pot plants could soon be used...Show More Summary
From a post in The Independent: Britain's leading public health doctor today blames the failure to find a vaccine against the Ebola virus on the "moral bankruptcy" of the pharmaceutical industry to invest in a disease because it hasShow More Summary
Book deal! Fiction tweeted 140 characters at a time is now old and trite, so it was really only a matter of time before somebody turned to Yelp. In this case: Gregg Gethard, a comedian and, apparently, a onetime Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? contestant. Show More Summary
Channing Tatum woos Rachel McAdams in a Chicago that looks a whole lot like Toronto. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary
Having posted more than 10 items since my last Morning Reads, one song seems to fit this scenario: “Your Mind is On Vacation” by Mose Allison. Nunn and Carter, two centrist Democrats, may herald a new era of progressivism. 93,000+ parking spaces in downtown Atlanta; the vast majority of which are unused in many parts. […]
Um... I'm not one to really give much of a shit about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, but to evict the remains of Alan Freed to feature Beyoncé's leotards seems kinda weird. I mean, Freed GAVE the museum it's namesake! AnShow More Summary