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  • Kennedy Accused of Under-Tipping Dems, Promoting Neil Diamond

    published Dec 26, 2008

    Not only is Caroline Kennedy disinclined to vote in New York elections -- she also has not contributed to any New York Democratic candidates in recent years, except for city council speaker Christine ... More >>

  • Bush Pardon Take-Back Has Precedent, Say Smart People

    published Dec 26, 2008

    President Bush's revocation of his own pardon of Isaac R. Toussie, discussed here earlier, has come under blogger review. A pardon law blog called Pardon Power -- we live in an age of wonders -- cite... More >>

  • Man Dressed as Santa Kills 8 at Ex-In-Laws' Party

    published Dec 26, 2008

    We can close Christmas out with the horror story of Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, of Sylmar, California, who went dressed as Santa Claus to a Christmas eve party in his old neighborhood in Covina and shot ... More >>

  • Harold Pinter, 1930-2008

    published Dec 25, 2008

    Harold Pinter died yesterday. He was born in 1930 to a family of Jewish garment workers and passed his early life in East London, where he experienced the Blitz and, as the Forward put it, an "antis... More >>

  • A Bruno S. Christmas

    published Dec 25, 2008

    The Times treated us this Christmas to a profile of Bruno S. The peculiar, near-autistic star of Werner Herzog's Kaspar Hauser and Stroszek in the '70s has since then, as the paper put it, "dropped do... More >>

  • Merry Christmas

    published Dec 25, 2008

    We heard earlier that Christmas air and even train travel was messed up, but NY1 reports the Christmas miracle of "few delays" (though the Staten Island Advance tells Santa to avoid the Goethals Bri... More >>

  • Bush Revokes Land Fraudster's 1-Day-Old Pardon

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Well, this is odd: Today George Bush revoked a Presidential pardon he'd granted yesterday. Brooklyn developer Isaac R. Toussie had been convicted in 2001 of defrauding the Department of Housing and ... More >>

  • Points At Which You Will Weep When Watching A Christmas Carol (1951)

    published Dec 24, 2008

    If this Christmas you have no gathering or party to attend, you could do worse than to watch a hokey Christmas movie and have a good cry (if you are crying already, it's probably not the good kind an... More >>

  • Slow Nudes Day II

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Even pornographers take off for the holidays, we guess, so here's 44 seconds of former middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta signing autographs with his shirt off. (Note the nearby ashtray.) ... More >>

  • Homeless Families Pack Shelters; Bloomberg Says, Quit Yer Bitchin'

    published Dec 24, 2008

    The Coalition for the Homeless released a grim report yesterday -- just in time for Christmas! -- informing us that there are more homeless families (9,720) sleeping in city shelters than at any othe... More >>

  • Giuliani: If He Knew Anyone Who Knew Anything, Obama's in Trouble

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Former mayor Giuliani inserted himself, via Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, into the Blagojevich scandal and its alleged relevance to Obama yesterday. Van Susteren pushed the idea that "it appears to ... More >>

  • New Yorkers Grow Displeased With Their Leadership

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Looks like some New Yorkers are starting to stand up on their hind legs and give their political masters what-for. "Resistance Grows Among Democrats" to the possible Kennedy Senate appointment, says... More >>

  • Have a Happy Flight-Delayed Christmas

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Going to travel today? Better take a look at this: the Times reports widespread flight delays throughout North America. Late this morning O'Hare Airport was covered in snow and holding flights; Newark... More >>

  • Merry Mets Christmas, Kids!

    published Dec 24, 2008

    While the Yankees were out spending taxpayer money on superstars, the Mets were being nice to kids. Last week Mr. Met joined pitchers Mike Pelfrey, John Maine and new acquisition Francisco "K-Rod" Ro... More >>

  • Merry Coney Closing Christmas from Thor Equities!

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Here, let us bum out your Christmas: this picture (by Jonesy at the Coney Island BB, h/t Gowanus Lounge) is from the Coney Island Boardwalk, where "For Lease" signs are going up over several buildin... More >>

  • Lynn Yaeger Gives Wal-Mart Its Lumps (of Coal)

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Is it the Grinch? Is it Scrooge? No, it's Wal-Mart! Once again, that venal venue is in the news, this time for showing good citizen Barry Goldberg the door when he attempted to distribute $1300 worth ... More >>

  • Yanks Get Teixeira, Piss Off Rest of League

    published Dec 24, 2008

    The Yankees got Mark Teixeira from the Angels, and all it took was an eight-year $180 million contract with a no-trade clause, beating the Red Sox, who really wanted the heavy-hitting infielder. As Wa... More >>

  • Merry War on Christmas!

    published Dec 24, 2008

    And you thought you were going to get through another holiday -- whoops, we mean Jesus Christmas -- without getting caught in the O'Reillyesque crossfire of culture war. Fox News has this breaking new... More >>

  • Your Christmas Voice Is Here

    published Dec 24, 2008

    It's a Xmas miracle! While most New Yorkers are trying to sneak out of work early, we've been churning out another edition of the Voice. And what an edition -- perfect for under the tree, whether as... More >>

  • Garza Search Intensifies

    published Dec 24, 2008

    On the day before Christmas, police appear to have stepped up their efforts to find the remains of Laura Garza, the young Texas woman who left a Chelsea club with a sex offender on December 3 and has ... More >>

  • Our Favorite Diddy "I Am King" Contest Entrant

    published Dec 23, 2008

    As you may know, Sean Combs is peddling a new fragrance called I Am King, and has also debuted a website to promote it, where you will find details of a contest: submit a video explaining "how you a... More >>

  • Study Shows Country Life Full of Danger, Self-Knifings

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Tired of city life? Yearn to light out for the country? Think twice, it could kill you, or at least hurt you real bad. A new study from the University of West Virginia (and they should know) says that... More >>

  • Staten Island, Epicenter of Terror

    published Dec 23, 2008

    The Staten Island Advance tells us that Javed Iqbal of Mariner's Harbor had been using his backyard full of satellite dishes to help local traitors receive broadcasts from Al Manar, a Lebanon-based ... More >>

  • Bill Buckley Files Reveal FBI's Love, Helpful Cop

    published Dec 23, 2008

    The CUNY Journalism school, which earlier reported on FBI records concerning David Halberstam obtained by Freedom of Information request, now gives similar treatment to the FBI's dossier on William F.... More >>

  • Slow Nudes Day

    published Dec 23, 2008

    We've been a little short on nude celebrities lately, so here's Amy Winehouse. In related nudes, a planned unclothed protest by the Malaysian People's Reform Movement -- comprised of "men aged betwee... More >>

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