How's this for a PR stunt: you know that obnoxious friend of yours (or perhaps your overly Conservative mother -- hi mom!) who always says that, "if (insert politicians name here) wins the election, I'm moving to Canada?" Well, Queens-based JetBlue airlines wants to make that happen -- but they want ... More >>
I've spoken to John Brousseau numerous times over the past couple of years. In 2011, I reported about the photographs he smuggled out of Scientology's International Base east of Los Angeles which documented the work he did customizing a motorcycle, a Ford Excursion, and an airplane hangar for Tom Cr ... More >>
Last year, the Church of Scientology bought the studios that had been the home for KCET, the public television station in Los Angeles.
Now, news organizations are reporting that Scientology plans to use the facility for its own TV station, and broadcast the way other religions do. So far, however, ... More >>
In the long history of degenerate scumbags, few are scummier than Jessica Vega, an Upstate woman who faked having cancer to raise money for a wedding and a Caribbean honeymoon. Her plan backfired, though -- and now Vega's been ordered to repay the generous people she scammed out of more than $13,000 ... More >>
Renata Shamrakova is on the hook for bilking her former boss, Nicky Hilton's Ex-Hubby Todd Meister -- out of more than 900,000 bucks, and she has just been indicted in a Manhattan court.
The 27-year-old personal assistant is said to have made unauthorized charges on her employer's credit card and ... More >>
How are you supposed to eat these things? White filling first?
No manufacturer with a time-honored brand is content to maintain that trademark in its original state anymore. It must be endlessly transformed, repurposed, and diddled with -- no matter that new iterations may eat away at the reputati ... More >>
Valeska Paris and DeclanLast week, we wrote about Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born Australian woman who says that from 1996 to 2007, she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds.
She says that Scientology leader David Miscavige moved her to the ship in 1996 ... More >>
In December of 1996, Melissa Paris was 16 years old, and had been married for a few months to a man she says she was forced to wed. An unpleasant match, the marriage ended when Melissa left him -- and Scientology's hardcore and controlling Sea Org -- two years later.
But that was in the future. In ... More >>
Today the wise bloggers over at Daily Intel have attempted to answer a New York City etiquette question for the ages: What is a fair amount of space between the honorable person who is already there hailing a cab, and the jerkish-or-oblivious person (who, if going into labor or needing immedi ... More >>
David Greco of Mike's Deli in The Bronx, Jake Dell of Katz's, and Nicky and Vinny Defonte of the eponymous Red Hook sandwich shop weigh in on the new generation of delis, including This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Oxley's Carvery, and Bowery Beef.
Wallace McCain, who helped found ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
sjon/flickrTrue blue.The island of Curaçao is about to become its own country as the Dutch Antilles prepare to be dissolved this October. It's the biggest island among the Dutch Caribbean colonies, although most Americans are more familiar with more touristy Aruba. In fact, most of us don't ... More >>
This month has been miserably hot and humid, spawning piece after piece about heat-related everything: from power outages to cooling stations and beyond. Having exhausted most of the humidity-ridden news coverage and digging for a new angle, the New York Times ran a piece pointing out that h ... More >>
• Prepare to feel depressed: According to new estimates, "an amount equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every 8 to 10 days." Ugh. President Obama is asking to meet with BP execs next week, and Congress is pressuring BP to stop paying shareholders ... More >>
This morning Mike Bloomberg embarked on a whistlestop tour of small business in the five boroughs. So far, he's stopped at two bakeries: Holterman's in Staten Island and Cake Man Raven in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We caught up with him at Cake Man Raven, where the Mayor spread icing on a six-lay ... More >>