It's an all-nerd pick this week, as the city prepares to welcome New York Comic Con. We have all manner of geeked-out funny people for you, from rapping improv dorks and Merrie Melody fans, to Texan history enthusiasts and men who name stand-up albums after Founding Fathers of American Commerce. Gra ... More >>
In the video below, Governor Cuomo lays out his intentions for the Women's Equality Act - a plan that would focus on erasing specific gender biases in New York State law. Akin to the gun control bill passed in December, it's a landmark piece of legislation for the Cuomo administration and, per usual ... More >>
In August 2011, Trinity Church's rector was asked to leave. He stayed with a vengeance.
The question being argued in federal court in Lower Manhattan yesterday boiled down to this: Is a law authorizing the indefinite military detention of American citizens with only the barest recourse to civil courts constitutional? The lawsuit against the Obama administration was filed in January by ... More >>
Not this kind.This Sunday, from from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park will be the site of an actual duel, hosted by the Martinez Academy of Arms. Along with a demonstration of the older methods of swordsmanship, observers will get facts, stories and anecdotes about th ... More >>
(This is not Dennis Pogue.)Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>
Nikki Finke, the fearsome Hollywood blogger behind the rich Deadline sites, is important enough to have an HBO show created in her image. She's also been called the most "despised and uncompromising journalist in Hollywood," breaking a lot of industry news, but just as often making enemies, y ... More >>
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to break an entry and take a look for myself inside one of the city's notoriously "haunted" places: Greenpoint Hospital. Opened in 1914, the 5-building hospital unit operated throughout the 1980's and was last utilized as a men's shelter. One building, in parti ... More >>
Key to the City, a project by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, kicked off last Thursday at their kiosk in Times Square. The venture has had a huge turnout so far -- with lines closing early on account of all the wannabe key-bearers. We tried to attain one of the hot-commodity keys twice before maki ... More >>
No Pants Subway Ride Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Meet up in six locations on Sunday at 3, get on the subway, and, when your team leader tells you to, take your pants off. Organizers are requesting underwear.
Jerry Nadler, the nine-term congressman from Manhattan's West Side, stands up for the Constitution
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
Now that the tea parties are settled, we can return to traditional conservative concerns -- sloppy dressers, and Going Galt. George Will today decries the common herd's taste for denim (did you know that even "Silicon Valley billionaires" wear it?), TV programming that "frequently features childlike ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln not only freed the slaves, it turns out he was a fabulous cocksucker! Gay legend Larry Kramer will report that interesting tidbit in his upcoming book The American People: A History, which is determined to turn the White House into a lavender mansion while adding the AC to DC. And th ... More >>
More eyewitnesses to U.S. torture of detainees pierce the Bush administration's cover-up
Audioshave: What sort of book could be cut in half without losing a certain something?
A conservative libertarian targets Ashcroft and Mueller for violating First Amendment
Butterflies and Bombers
The Dead Zone
Congress: Low Friends in High Places
Liberal Decisions From a Conservative Court