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Skeptics: Stop Calling Climate Deniers Skeptics

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry: Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term "skeptic." The Nov 10, 2014, New York Times article "Republicans Vow to Fight EPA and Approve Keystone Pipeline" referred to Sen. Show More Summary

Saturday Art: Kinetic Sculpture by Alice Aycock

  (Pictures courtesy of gigi-NYC at flickr.com.) The kinetic sculptures Alice Aycock has created include several on display in public spaces in New York City, including the above.   She has created a particular sculpture that was inspired by Hanukkah, or the other rendering of the holiday, Chanukah, which is now being celebrated.   As [...]

The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters

Even as it championed midwives in a recent op-ed, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Year in Reading: Jean Hanff Korelitz

According to the elves at Goodreads, I’ve read 70 books so far this year, a feat made possible by the fact that I finally figured out how to get New York Public Library audiobooks onto my iPhone.

Chuck C. Johnson: "I'm One of Those Kids Who Was Bullied All His Life"

Our pal Chuck C. Johnson is having a great run of publicity, and now he gets his own New York Times profile. The old adage is that there's no bad publicity, but this article is... unflattering, to say the least: Sowing Mayhem, One Click at a Time. If you've been...

BBC Gets This Week’s Big Martina Navratilova Story

The circumstances of Martina Navratilova‘s public coming out were messy. Despite a hold request from the tennis star, the New York Daily News jumped the gun with a July 30, 1981 article, prompting a follow-up piece in the Dallas Morning...Show More Summary

Can The Guy Who Helped Waste Millions In Newark Help Save NYC Public Housing?

Approximately 400,000 people live in NYC's public housing system, struggling to make their homes in crime-ridden developments with often squalid conditions. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) needs billions just to maintain its already poor conditions. Show More Summary

Empire State Building's managers face new investor suit

The Empire State Building's managers were accused in a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan of defrauding investors when the New York skyscraper was taken public. Similar suits in state... To view the full story, click the title link.

Local Activism Pays Off

The exciting news just announced that Governor Cuomo will ban fracking in New York State is proof positive that galvanizing the public about the health dangers inherent in the fracking process can move the needle and influence public...Show More Summary

New York Bans Fracking Based on Fearful Uncertainties, Not Science

2 days agoNews : Reason

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has acquiesced to a ban of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale o produce natural gas in his state based on "uncertainties" concerning the possible effects of the activity on public health. Essentially,...Show More Summary

The 'Punishment Economy' Must End

During the past several weeks, protesters in Ferguson, New York City and across the country have shut down public transit, freeways, malls and many other institutions in response to the state-sanctioned violence that resulted in theShow More Summary

Why Bitcoin advocates might like New York’s new proposed rules for virtual currency

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

One of New York's top financial regulators is laying out a new policy on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies after a flood of public feedback encouraged the agency to scale back its proposed rules. New revisions to the proposal would trim some requirements on Bitcoin-related businesses, and clarify others. Among the key changes? Companies covered by […]

Why Bitcoin advocates might like New York’s new proposed rules for virtual currency

One of New York's top financial regulators is laying out a new policy on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies after a flood of public feedback encouraged the agency to scale back its proposed rules. New revisions to the proposal would trim some requirements on Bitcoin-related businesses, and clarify others. Among the key changes? Companies covered by […]

Fashion Week Kicked Out Of Public Park At Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week, an event I only care about when a Star Wars dress makes an appearance, has been evicted from Lincoln Center after some parks advocates sued to boot it from the venue's Damrosch Park. [ more › ]

Neil Gaiman Reads A Christmas Carol

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Last year, author Neil Gaiman celebrated the holiday season by reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to an audience at The New York Public Library. Follow this link to listen to the reading. (via Open Culture) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Unhinged NYPD Union Boss Urges Cops To Fight De Blasio's "Revolution"

Patrick Lynch, the president of the NYPD's largest union, is urging his 23,000 officers to police New York City differently in order to send a message to anarcho-syndicalists like Bill de Blasio, who has publicly suggested that there could be room for slight improvement (emphasis on slight) within the seventh biggest army in the world. Show More Summary

NYPL Develops Holiday Book List Generator

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Having a hard time picking a book to enjoy during your holiday down time? The New York Public Library (NYPL) has developed a holiday book list generator. According to the NYPL Facebook page, the staff has created several book lists in...Show More Summary

Searching for the American Dream

This week the New York Times reported that only 64 percent of the public still believe in the American Dream, which they defined as a faith that "hard work could result in riches." But the reports of the death of the American Dream are premature. Show More Summary

Screenings ofThe Interview Have Been Cancelled in New York and DC

A spokeswoman from Allied, a film publicity company operating out of DC, has announced that all DC promotional screenings of The Interview have been cancelled for Wednesday evening. Though an email sent to members of the Washington area...Show More Summary

New York Times Poll Finds Public Support for Re-Establishing Relations with Cuba

Most Americans support normalizing trade and diplomatic relations with Cuba and consider what happens in the communist nation to be important to the interests of the United States.

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