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Bestselling Author Jesmyn Ward and NYT Columnist Charles M. Blow Talk Writing at L.A. Library

"Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South," featuring bestselling author Jesmyn Ward and New York Times columnist Charles Blow was part of the Los Angeles Public Library [ALOUD] program. The event was...Show More Summary

New York assemblyman from Queens charged with public corruption

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough, who represents a district in the New York City borough of Queens, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of abusing the state’s travel voucher system, state authorities said. At his arraignment hours later in Albany County Supreme Court,...

NY official: State legislator arrested in probe

An official with knowledge of the investigation says a New York legislator has been arrested and is headed for an Albany courtroom. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly... To view the full story, click the title link.

Crossing the line between fantasy and reality in Dave McKean’s ‘Luna’

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Dave McKean is an artistic jack of many trades. Show More Summary

De Blasio's progressive agenda is 'dangerous': Skelos

The Long Island pol, during an appearance on public radio, predicted doom for New York if de Blasio succeeds in putting Democrats in charge of the Senate.

NY Times Slashes 100 Jobs From Newsroom

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The New York Times is rolling back in size by more than 100 jobs, the publication announced Wednesday. Most of the jobs are coming from the newsroom but some are also coming from the editorial and business departments.

Are You Better Off Kicking a Cat or Killing a Pedestrian in New York?

Here are two stories from today's New York Times about law-enforcement priorities and matters of public outrage in New York City. The first is a front-page news story, describing the prosecution of a 22-year-man in Brooklyn who violently kicked a cat and posted a video of the kicking to Facebook: Read more...

New York: The TWA Flight Center in New York Will Again Open to the Public for One Day

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Attention architecture, history, design, aviation, and photography buffs! The TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK Airport will again be open to the public for one day: Saturday, October 11, from 11am to 3:30pm. The reason? The 12th annual...Show More Summary

The Decline of Cults and the Rise of Subcultures

yesterdayNews : Reason

Should we be worried about the decline of cults in American life? In The New York Times, Ross Douthat notes that both the media and the public have moved on, and now  " the cult phenomenon feels increasingly antique, like lava lamps and bell bottoms. Show More Summary

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime More than 200 supporters joined PEN American Center Monday night at a public candlelight vigil for Ilham Tohti, the Uyghur writer and scholar who was sentenced...Show More Summary

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime More than 200 supporters joined PEN American Center Monday night at a public candlelight vigil for Ilham Tohti, the Uyghur writer and scholar who was sentenced...Show More Summary

Free app swaps New York subway ads for street art

If you’ve ever visited the subway platforms in the Big Apple, you know they’re plastered with advertisements. That’s where a free new app called NO AD comes in. The work of Re+Public, a team of devs who use technology to “alter … Read more ›

Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a plan to repower the Dunkirk power plant. The $140 million plan would see the plant fueled for another 10 years, primarily by adding the capacity to burn natural gas.

Reports: WH Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

(WASHINGTON) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president’s…

History Buffs Discover Their Hidden Past in New York Public Library

A lot of history happened before you came into the world. New York Public Library's Millstein Division of Geneaology is a public source for historical documents on local and national levels. History buffs, students or people just interested...Show More Summary

Get Lost in New York Public Library's Massive Map Collection

The New York Public Library is well known for its extensive collection of books, but the colossal institution also houses nearly 500,000 maps The massive cartographic collection spans across 500 years, including items such as hand-drawn maps by Maj. Show More Summary

NY pushes Comcast-Time Warner ruling to November

New York state regulators overseeing Comcast Corp.'s acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. are delaying a decision on the merger for more than a month. The New York Public Service Commission, which... To view the full story, click the title link.

Report: George Pataki Gearing Up For 2016

Page Six reports former New York Governor George Pataki is looking at a potential presidential run. Pataki has met with Republican financier David Koch. Pataki has been publicly noncommittal about if he was leaving the door open for a run, telling Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg in August, “It’s still summer,” while bashing the current administration, [...]

Sculptures by artist Magdalena Abakanowicz featured on New York Avenue

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The larger-than-life sculptures by internationally renowned artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) are on view as part of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

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