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"Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer."

A headline so good it may trigger your click-bait resistance, but the article (in The New Yorker) delivers.

Why the New Yorker Wants You to Believe Airlines Are Making Coach Worse So They Can Gouge You With Fees

The New Yorker is on a roll bashing airlines, in November it was how bad United was which was really a piece complaining about mergers and a subtle attack on telecommunications mergers. This week we again we see a New Yorker piece bashing...Show More Summary

Pain Really Does Make Us Gain - The New Yorker

Last year, Dimitris Xygalatas, the head of the experimental anthropology lab at the University of Connecticut, decided to conduct a curious experiment in Mauritius, during the annual Thaipusam festival, a celebration of the Hindu god Murugan. Show More Summary

Listen To This: Love Ya Right!

This is so moody and SEXY! Say hello to Niia! The New Yorker is giving us some much needed Sade vibes! With a bit of modern-day London Grammar for good measure! Or, you can think of her as an unplugged Lorde! It's super cool and super worth checking out! Take a peep at her sultry and fab song Body above! Then [...]

New Yorkers Mourning For Raphael Ramos

Hundreds gathered to honor slain Officer Raphael Ramos at his wake Friday. The family of Officer Rafael Ramos and officers streamed into the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Friday, less than a week after the Dec. 20 killings. The wake began soon after Ramos’ flag-draped casket was carried into the church on the shoulders [...]

6 New Yorkers Have Been Arrested for Threatening Cops Since Fatal Police Shootings 

Since the fatal shootings of two New York police officers Saturday, Reuters reports that the NYPD have arrested six people for threatening police officers.

Multi-media artist Tony Oursler unleashes an alternative iconoclasm

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Until end-March 2015 Amsterdam's Oude Kerk is the dream location for Tony Oursler's first solo exhibition in the Netherlands in 20 years. The oeuvre of the born and raised New Yorker Tony Oursler (1957), who together with Bill Viola and Gary Hill belongs to the second generation of video artists, covers a broad range of techniques and media. Show More Summary

"We Are Taking A Stand For Freedom" - New Yorkers Explain Why They Are Waiting In Line To See "The Interview"

And just like that Americans got punk'd again. From two of the countless New Yorkers waiting in line to see The Interview: "We are taking a stand for freedom. We want to show the world that Americans won't be told what they can and can not see. Show More Summary

Good Year for Government

George Packer reviews a good year for government in The New Yorker. Here’s a consolation to carry into next year, and the next election: in 2014, the maligned, left-for-dead U.S. government worked pretty well. Not perfectly—far from it. Our politics remain rancid. The midterms were a disgrace regardless of your partisan allegiance—flooded with special-interest money [...]Show More Summary

Cuomo: Donate to News fund for slain cops

Gov. Cuomo has joined the ranks of officials urging New Yorkers to give to the Daily News fund for the families of two slain NYPD heroes.

The New Yorker writer favorites

At The New Yorker's Page Turner weblog they asked some of their: 'contributors for their favorite books they read this year', in The Best Books of 2014. Top-dog reviewer James Wood of course gets a spread all his own, and offers his Favorite Books of 2014 -- though not with too many surprises, if you read his column.

Lupica: On Christmas, pray for a safe New York

On Christmas, pray for New Yorkers to not buy into the lousy, false narrative that somehow NYPD cops are the threat.

Ben McKenzie gives to News fund for families of cops shot

Count Ben McKenzie among concerned New Yorkers contributing to the Daily News fund for the families of two slain NYPD heroes.

What Amazon Prime Now Customers in NYC are Saying

How happy are New Yorkers that they can spend less time shopping and more time drinking coffee and generally ignoring one another? Well this came to me today from a relative. Let's just say he is a very happy Amazon customer.--- Rich, Last night i placed my first PrimeNow order. Show More Summary

Pols who take sides against the police pay the price

Mayor Bill de Blasio is finding out that liberal New Yorkers don’t appreciate him fanning the flames of anti-police anger. New York veteran reporter Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush report: Just over a year after sailing into office with 72 percent of the vote on a message of transformational change, de Blasio found his mayoralty […]

New Yorkers Strongly Approve Of State’s New Ban On Fracking

"It's a clean sweep, but not a big sweep, for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking in New York State." The post New Yorkers Strongly Approve Of State’s New Ban On Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress.

87 Years of New Yorker Holiday Covers

Santa Claus — an obese, pathological liar who has only one outfit — first graced the cover of The New Yorker way back in 1927. The cover was illustrated by Andre De Schaub. Since that iconic front page, there have been plenty of holiday themed covers from magazine. Show More Summary

Some Holiday Carter Family Preciousness: Jay Z & Beyonce Chase Blue Ivy Through JFK [Video]

Blue’s on the run... Jay Z, Beyonce And Blue Ivy Spotted At JFK Airport A few lucky New Yorkers recently had a Carter family sighting at New York’s JFK airport. Baddie Bey, Hubby Hov, Baby Blue (and Julian) were

Christmas Decoration is a Full-Contact Sport, So Wear a Helmet

In a recent New Yorker look at holiday-related decorating injuries, Ben Wellington, a professor at the Pratt Institute, warns that every year around 15,000 people check into the ER as a direct result of yuletide mishap. These seasonal blunders include everything from stepladder spills to string-light electrocutions to giant candy cane bludgeonings. Show More Summary

Bill de Blasio wants people to donate to Daily News cop fund

Bill de Blasio wants New Yorkers to donate to a Daily News fund to help the families of two slain NYPD officers.

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