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Blizzard of '78 Playlist

1 hour agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

With a record-breaking snow storm bearing down on New York, I thought I'd share a story with you—and some music. On the morning of Monday, February 6, 1978, I lived in Boston. I was a junior at Northeastern University, a...

New York Times’ Charles Blow ‘Fuming’ After Son Stopped At Gunpoint By Yale Police For Being Black

Yale University police stopped and held the son of New York Times columnist Charles Blow at gunpoint Saturday evening as he walked home from the campus library. Blow, who recently released a memoir detailing his personal perspectives on race, gender and class, was incensed by the incident and expressed his outrage on social media. Show More Summary

Lawyer: Maybe Drunk, Sleeping Woman Wanted to Be Set on Fire

A lawyer for Jaime Castano, the New York University student who was arraigned this week for allegedly setting his classmate on fire, told a judge that she didn't think prosecutors would be able to prove that Castano's victim wasn't participating, the New York Daily News reports. Read more...

Here Are The Top Ten Kinkiest Cities In America. Sir, Yes, Sir!

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

How exactly does one measure the kink-factor of a major metropolitan area? Surely there are prevailing opinions on the matter — San Francisco and New York come to mind first. But to celebrate the launch of Kink University (we’re still a little unclear on what that is), the aptly named purveyors of all thinks kink, […]

Jaime Castano: Real Estate Agent Set Fire To Sleeping Woman, Sang As She Doused Flames, Cops Say

Jaime Castano, a part-time real estate agent and New York University student — who is neither of those things anymore — was arrested Monday for what police say is a bizarre and unmotivated attack on a female friend that has baffled not only cops but Castano’s own mother. Show More Summary

New York University Waited Months to Tell Cops a Student Set His Classmate on Fire

[body_image width='640' height='480' path='images/content-images/2015/01/21/' crop='images/content-images-crops/2015/01/21/' filename='why-did-nyu-wait-months-to-tell-cops-a-student-set-a-classmate-on-fire-121-body-image-1421874240.jpg' id='20058'] Jaime Castano, former real-estate broker. Show More Summary

Newswire: The Marvel Universe as we know it is coming to an end

The original Marvel Universe, created more than five decades ago, is coming to a close. Newsarama reports that at a live Secret Wars Kick-Off press event in New York, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Vice President of Publishing...Show More Summary

NYU admits it waited too long to tell NYPD about attack

A New York University student faces 25 years in prison after allegedly setting fire to a 19-year-old student's mattress while she slept.

Is it now-defunct or now defunct?

The new general manager of the New York Jets "was a league scout in the American offices of the now-defunct World League of American Football," one news report said. Another told of the sale of a "now defunct university's" campus. Yes, it's our old friend the hyphen, far from defunct, but not always needed. The phrase "now defunct" is another...

Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Event To End The Marvel Universe As We Know It!

5 days agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

We swear it’s not click-bait! Marvel Comics shared a massive announcement today about the upcoming Secret Wars event.  Fans everywhere waited with baited breath, and a live kick-off event was held in New York City where Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort blew our socks off.  What was the reveal, their “announcement to end all […]

Calling All Writers: Send Us Your Workshop Horror Stories!

Much has already been made of this Sunday’s episode of Girls, which saw Hannah Horvath’s transition from alienating her entire New York social circle to alienating her entire fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. There are already obligatory rundowns of “how this work of fiction didn’t accurately reproduce every detail of its real-life setting!!!!” (though … Read More

Andrew Cuomo Proposes Affirmative Consent for New York Universities

In a speech at NYU on Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to push for legislation that would codify how all universities and colleges in the state of New York defined "consent" in their school policies regarding sexual assault. Show More Summary

Collaborative research on ocean acidification benefits Oregon

George Waldbusser, an assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, found his interest in the ocean and environment years ago as an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York. “I worked on oyster recruitment as part of an effort to restore habitat around New York City,” Waldbusser said. “I ended […]

Cool Pope Francis Keeps It Real About Man's Stewardship of the Earth

Pope Francis, at the end of his week-long tour through Asia, delivered a speech Sunday morning at a Manila university in which he declared that man has a God-given responsibility to protect the environment, The New York Times reports. In shirking that duty we betray God. Read more...

University of the West Indies benefit honors union president

The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies will honor New York union leader George Gresham at its gala on Jan. 28

New York governor wants statewide 100Mbps internet by 2019

With a $1 billion plan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hopes to have every New Yorker hooked up to high-speed internet by 2019. The administration is billing it as the largest state investment in universal broadband in the country. Just how fast are...

New York Governor Cuomo pushes for ‘affirmative consent’ campus sex assault bill

last weekNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that he would push for legislation requiring both public and private universities in the state to enact a uniform sexual assault policy requiring “affirmative consent” in their definitions of consensual sex. Speaking at...

Advice for ‘nervous’ student journalists

New York Times Magazine’s Mark Leibovich spoke at Northwestern University on Thursday. He told a student reporter: I used to be a lot more nervous than I am [when interviewing powerful Washington people.] One thing that reporters should keep in mind when they get nervous is that these people need you as much as you … Read More

69% Of NYers Think Cops Were Wrong To Turn Their Backs On De Blasio

The sight of police officers turning their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio during funerals for fallen police officers didn't sit well with most New Yorkers. A new Quinnipiac University poll found that "New York City voters, black, white...Show More Summary

Behind the unusual surge of earthquakes in Connecticut

Officials in Connecticut are moving to calm residents rattled by a recent surge in seismic activity, with the eastern part of the state being hit by a dozen earthquakes in a week. CBS News contributor and City University of New York physics professor Michio Kaku joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the swarm of earthquakes.

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