Q&A with Lorena Ascencios, head wine buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits in New York, who has the power to move the needle over time with purchasing decisions she makes every day.
Tongues are wagging faster than a group of over-privileged kids on a playdate at a sucker factory. A recent article in The New York Times described the unbelievable lives of women who marry rich men and live in the Upper East Side in New York City. Show More Summary
The new Israeli government is deadset against a two-state solution– as Allison Deger and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have both documented. And yet the other day the New York Times promoted a fantasy: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wants to enter into negotiations. Two voices from the liberal Zionist camp are saying flatly that […]
The New York Times' hypocrisy regarding displays of "offensive" religious imagery runs unabated, as shown in a Friday article on the sale of Chris Ofili's controversial painting "The Holy Virgin Mary," which shows the Virgin clottedShow More Summary
Fans can watch the New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning live online and see which team can take Game 7 and earns a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. After a back-and-forth series the teams will meet on Friday at 8 p.m. in the decisive match of the Eastern Conference Finals. Show More Summary
Well, they've done it again! Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York unveiled yet another one of their figures yesterday! This time it was that of singing superstar, Ed Sheeran! [ Related: Ed Sheeran Refused To Give A 9-Year-Old Fan Her First Kiss! ] Sheeran was there first hand for the unveiling and to check out his own [...]
Over in the New York Times today, Deborah Sontag has a 2,000-word piece about a charity called the Happy Hearts Fund. There seem to be two big takeaways: (a) celebrities use their fame to promote their charities, and (b) Bill Clinton usually won't appear at your event for free. Show More Summary
At NPR, Roxane Gay remarks on the all-white summer reading list the New York Times just published: It’s one thing if a media brand deliberately targets segmented audiences. The Root publishes reading lists of all, or mostly, African-American writers. Jezebel does the same with female ones. But those sites make it clear that they’re not […]
Just so we're clear, today's New York Times story about shady Clinton financial practices is separate from the undisclosed foreign cash...
Around the time of New York’s version of hell (last winter) there was only one thing to do: impulsively buy a ticket to Mexico City. I expected to find an abundance of incredible tacos, but what I actually discovered blew my mind. Here's my visual eating guide for the next time you need a break.
When Jay Z introduced Tidal back in March, he infamously said in a New York Times interview, "The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value. Water is free. Music is $6, but no one wants to pay for music. Show More Summary
An analysis published in the New York Times falsely equates arguments for and against extending provisions of the PATRIOT Act, making it seem as if those against extension are just as wrong as those pushing to preserve government spying powers. “There is little evidence in the history of the expiring Patriot Act powers to bolster...
For Andrew Morgan, it started with this photo. When the LA-based filmmaker saw the shot and read the accompanying article in the April 24, 2013 print edition of The New York Times, about the collapse of the Rana clothing factory in Bangladesh,...Show More Summary
After hailing the Marxist-flavored brand of "liberation theology" Catholicism in Latin America on its front page May 24, the New York Times demonstrated more strange new respect for religion of the left-wing variety, with an adulatory...Show More Summary
A Friday report in The New York Times highlights another intriguing Clinton Foundation activity. According to the report, former President Bill Clinton turned down repeated offers to speak at Czech model Petra Nemcova's annual charity event until she directly offered the Clinton family's foundation $500,000 of the proceeds for appearing. Show More Summary
While Europe battles long-term unemployment, some people have grown so restless that they've started working fake jobs at fake companies all around the continent. The New York Times' Liz Alderman reports that thousands of fake companies across Europe hire fake employees to sell fake products to fake customers. Show More Summary
With Jim Breuer releasing his second hour-long special, Comic Frenzy, tonight on EPIX, what better person to talk to him than a fellow New York Metropolitan–area Saturday Night Live cast member, Pete Davidson? The two talk about doing stand-up while being on SNL, their annoying families, and Half Baked.Pete Davidson:... More »
The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was overrun by ISIS last week, but while most expected the militants to loot and destroy, the group has been uncharacteristically calm, the New York Times reports. According to residents, ISIS members started "acting like municipal functionaries" after taking over the city, the newspaper...
Another day, another instance of the Clintons extorting peons for cash. The New York Times reports that in 2014 Bill Clinton agreed to appear at a ritzy fundraiser for the Happy Hearts Fund, a school-building charity hosting a gala to...Show More Summary
“We don’t have time to be fractured in our response to gentrification,” said Rachel LaForest of the Right to the City Alliance in the opening remarks. “We need more than solidarity, we need strategy-building and action.’’