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Domestic Enemies and Broken Windows

The editor of the graduate newspaper of the City University of New York calls for armed violence under the cover of revenge for Eric Garner. There are a number of groups providing the infrastructure of armed insurrection against America. Show More Summary

Complete Medical Histories from the Founders

Jeanne E. Abrams’s Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health came out from New York University Press in 2013. Here are an H-Net review, a C-SPAN video, and a podcast discussion of the book on Liz Covart’s “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast. Show More Summary

Alleged Columbia Rapist Not Doing Himself Any Favors

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The Columbia student accused of raping classmate and “Mattress Performance” artist Emma Sulkowicz spoke publicly for the first time in an interview the New York Times published yesterday. Because the university found Paul Nungesser not responsible for sexually assaulting Sulkowicz (and two other students who filed complaints), Nungesser told the... More »

Poll: New York voters back ban on fracking

A new poll suggests that New Yorkers strongly back the Cuomo administration's recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Quinnipiac University survey found that 55% of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Where to Eat on New Year's Eve Across the Eater Universe

The best options for ringing in 2015. Violet Hour, Chicago. Austin Boston: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Chicago Meadowlark Kitchen, Denver. Dallas Denver Detroit The Nomad Bar, NYC. Los Angeles Montreal New York City Stoneburner, Seattle. Portland San Francisco Seattle Looking for Christmas plans? Head here.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises To Best Since 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment jumped in December to its highest level in nearly eight years on cheaper gasoline and better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Tuesday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University ofShow More Summary

New York Today: After the Shootings

Monday: A city mourns, rain coming later, and the accused Columbia University rapist speaks out.

Four more Gitmo students graduate

The New York Times reports that while the rest of the country was worried about some movie, the Obama Administration sent four more graduates of Guantanamo University back to Afghanistan, their home country. Remember yesterday when I mentioned that one graduate of the Balad Annex of Gitmo U was released back to Pakistan and he […]

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery exhibits the work of Spanish artist Àlex De Fluvià

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Àlex De Fluvià was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1966. He studied Art History at the University of Barcelona (1990) and photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York (2001). His work is a hybrid of cultural observations accumulated over his travels, juxtaposed with his deep Mediterranean roots. Show More Summary

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons A New Yorker: Learn About His New Home

Jim Parsons moved to New York not long after he graduated with his Master’s degree from the University of San Diego. That was in 2001, several years before he would achieve great success on The Big Bang Theory. In 2011, Parsons and his partner Todd Spiewak bought into an exclusive condominium complex near Gramercy Park. Show More Summary

Former Chief Curator at Museum of Modern Art, to join the Princeton University Art Museum

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, today announced the appointment of John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, as the first Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer on Feb. Show More Summary

Swiss Tolkien collector opens lavish museum with its own Hobbit-hole and Balrog

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A former fund manager, fascinated by the works of  author J. R. R. Tolkien, has opened the first museum dedicated to Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth universe in Switzerland, the New York Times reports. Located in the tiny village of Jenins (pop. 914) — about an hour’s drive southeast of...

Any Art You Make Can and Will Be Used Against You

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Of the 331 people arrested amid with last week’s massive New York protests, one is an especially unlikely suspect: Eric Linsker, a poet and adjunct writing professor at the City University of New York.

Tampon Commercial Written By Men, Hilariously Inaccurate But Full Of Accurate Sarcasm [Watch]

A sketch comedy group from New York University, Hammerkatz, have created the funniest tampon commercial yet. They created a tampon commercial called “Tampon Commercial – Presented by Men!” that is full of sarcasm but cleverly points out how wrong men are when asked to describe periods. You know, that thing women only have to deal […]

Towering figure in Queens' development steps aside

Carlisle Towery, 78, moved to New York from his home state of Alabama in 1961 to study urban planning at Columbia University. He joined the Manhattan-based Regional Plan Association as chief urban... To view the full story, click the title link.

Experts Call to Change Concept of Harm Reduction in Alcohol Policy

“Harm reduction” is a commonly promoted idea when it comes to alcohol consumption, but it might not necessarily be the safest and most responsible approach. A new policy paper by a University of York academic calls for limits on the influence of the drinks industry in shaping alcohol policy because it has a fundamental conflict […]

NYPD Union Leader: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest Is “Stupid Sht” (Video)

Students at Howard University pose with their “hands up” in reference to Michael Brown from Ferguson who did not have his hands up when he was shot dead during an attack on Officer Darren Wilson. New York Patrolman’s Benevolent Association … Continue reading ?

Demand for Real-Time Passenger Information Drives Business Forward for NextBus

New contract awards include San Francisco Muni, Jacksonville Transit Authority, and State University of New York Purchase College.

Mark Whitaker Still Doesn’t Get How He Screwed Up His Cosby Biography

When the powers-that-be at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center of City University of New York put together last night’s discussion of “The Biography of African-American Comedy,” it seemed a relatively uncontroversial event. Show More Summary

Commensal bacteria were critical shapers of early human populations

WASHINGTON, DC--December 16, 2014--Using mathematical modeling, researchers at New York and Vanderbilt universities have shown that commensal bacteria that cause problems later in life most likely played a key role in stabilizing early human populations. Show More Summary

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