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Rao Presents The Tax Policy Implications of State Facilitated Collusion in the Alcohol Market Today at NYU

Nirupama Rao (NYU) presents The Price of Liquor is Too Damn High: State Facilitated Collusion and the Implications for Taxes (with Christopher T. Conlon (Columbia) at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Auerbach: Alcohol markets are subject to both heavy...

The Rent Is Too Damn High In Other Cities, Too

The New York Times: For rent and utilities to be considered affordable, they are supposed to take up no more than 30 percent of a household’s income. But that goal is increasingly unattainable for middle-income families as a tightening...Show More Summary

The Morning News: The Next 48 Hours in Ukraine, High School Horror in Pittsburgh, and Reset Your Damn Passwords!

Tomas Marquez/Shutterstock The whole world is worried about Ukraine. Ukraine vs. Russia: "Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours—either through negotiations or the use of force," reports CNN. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Rent Rises Even Higher Than Last Year's Ridiculous Rent

And here is the least shocking news of the day: rents in Brooklyn have continued to rise like a planet inhabited by apes over the last year. When once Brooklyn rents were too damn high, now they are so damn high they have started carving artisanal bongs out of the remnants of the Moonstruck tree because getting high off nature is just more real, man. [ more › ]

DAMN. This Kid Just Got into all Eight Ivy Leagues.

Long Island high school student Kwasi Enin has achieved the impossible: He got into Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale AND Penn. Read more...

The Prison Population Is Too Damn High

Take a moment to read this heartbreaking piece from Northwestern associate law professor Sheila A. Bedi in TPM Cafe today: The little girl could not have been more than 5 years old. She was wearing a purple polka-dot dress and her hair was pulled tight into ponytails tied with purple ribbons. Show More Summary

Marlon Wayans -- Kobe Changed the Game ... for Adulterers

The $4 MILLION apology ring Kobe Bryant gave to Vanessa screwed things up for cheaters everywhere... so says Marlon Wayans who says Kobe set the price of forgiveness way too damn high. Marlon dished out the knowledge after we asked…

Wow, All Restaurants Should Deliver Meals By Parachute

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the broad spectrum of goofball ideas out there, attaching piping fresh toasties to colorful little parachutes and tossing them out of a window to someone's open arms ranks pretty highly towards the Yup, That's Pretty Damn Silly end of things. And yet! Jafflechutes exists, and it does exactly that. What a wonderful world. Read more...

Coming Attractions: Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High ‘Rivalry Pack’

Words By Retro Boogie This Saturday is going to be great/horrible for fans of the AJKO. Great if you’re getting paid, terrible if bills are due. The Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High ‘Rivalry Pack’ drops the same damn day as the Air Jordan x Nike SB collaboration, the Air Jordan KO ‘Chicago,’ and the Jordan Futures.

Cost Of NY Housing Is Too Damn High, State Comptroller Confirms

Where is the least affordable county for renters in New York? It's the Bronx, with 57.6% households above the affordability threshold (other extremely unaffordable countries are Greene, Ulster, Rockland and Orange). For home owners, it's Kings County (46.7% households are above by the affordability threshold), followed by Nassau, Suffolk, the Bronx and Queens. [ more › ]

High Protein Diets Make You Look Good, Kill You

Americans do not remember anything from chemistry or biology class, but they will damn sure buy anything that contains "protein," because I think it gives you muscles? Sadly, it appears that high protein diets may also cause you to die. Read more...

'Bachelor Women Tell All' Recap: Juan Pablo Gets a Highly Unexpected Break

Post by Mary Fischer. Damn. Did the claws come out on The Bachelor "Women Tell All" special tonight, or what? I mean, we all knew that Juan Pablo Galavis' "ladies" were likely to rip him to pieces as best they could, but these chicks...Show More Summary

Oscar Weekend! The Predictions

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Put on your tux. It's time for Hollywood's High Holy Night BY NATHANIEL ROGERS Oscar Weekend is upon us! Those damn Olympics forced it into March so it already feels like its running late and pushing back the local news...

New blood-soaked posters for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series have bite

How stoked are you for the El Rey networks upcoming "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"? I know I am! Everything we've seen from it so far has looked pretty damn cool so I've got high hopes that it will deliver the goods...Show More Summary

MORE NYC- Why the Rent is So Damn High

This is part of a series of post outlining the MORE NYC plan and its related issues: The problems of inequality and urban displacement of working families in New York City is a microcosm of the problems that have transformed cities across the nation. Show More Summary

Credit Suisse 'regrets' misconduct, blames rogue staff

A damning Senate report found that the bank at its peak in 2006 had more than 22,000 US customers with Swiss accounts whose assets stood as high as $12 billion.

You'll Never Believe Where the Rent Is Too Damn High

It's not New York, its not San Francisco. This remote town of 30,000 is the most expensive place to find a place to live in the country.

Finally, An ‘It Doesn’t Get Better’ Video From The Kids Who Peaked In High School

Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project was amazing and inspirational in that it gave hope to gay and bullied teens by spreading messages from former gay and bullied teens — now grown up and leading pretty damn awesome lives. But until now, no one has thought of the teens who it didn’t get better for. Show More Summary

High School Education Be Damned! Kendall & Kylie Jenner Have Penned A Book & It's Set To Hit Stores This June! Say WHAT?!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

How innnneresting! Kendall & Kylie Jenner have released the cover for the book they've written - with some help - and announced that it's coming to stores this June! The book, titled Rebels: City of Indra (above), is about two sisters, named Lex & Livia, (because they obvi couldn't go with K names & L is [...]

The Rent is Too Damn High: The most expensive rent in the...

The most expensive rent in the country, at least according to the least expensive one-bedroom apartments available? Not in Manhattan or San Francisco, but in Williston, North Dakota, where a boom in oil production has caused the population to double...

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