In a turnabout that put us in mind of some great works of satire, an obvious lunatic who had won the admiration of rightbloggers by threatening his own government with guns finally scared them off by saying black people on welfare might be worse off than slaves -- that is, by repeating Republican go ... More >>
Looking to freshen up your faithful ol' holiday playlist with a little hip-hop? Well nix thoughts of falling back on that foul-mouthed Christmas On Death Row album -- rappers were penning joyful and funked-up holiday ditties long before Snoop and Dre and Suge decided to congregate around the metapho ... More >>
If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
Here's some free advice: if you need some quick cash, a loan from a Gambino crime family associate is one of the worst ways to go about getting it. And if being indebted to the mafia isn't enough to scare you off, this might: in at least two cases, a Gambino gangster has teamed up with a Hells Angel ... More >>
NYPD is asking for help to find an arsonist responsible for setting fire to 15 separate cars in Upper Manhattan on the morning of September 11. The first vehicle burned was a 2004 Chrysler Minivan at around 1:45 a.m. on West 151 Street. From there, he went on a spree that lasted at least five hour ... More >>
Yesterday, RadarOnline, one of several online tabs trying to churn out incremental stories about the celebrity story of the year, grabbed for attention by quoting two lawyers who said it was unlikely that Tom Cruise's Scientology would be allowed as an issue in his divorce with Katie Holmes. Aside ... More >>
On the evening of June 7th, three men - Luis Catalan, 25; Heriberto Suazo, 26; and Amaury Rodriguez, 30 - were found dead inside a stolen $88,000 BMW on 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue, just on the outskirts of the Columbia University campus. No gun shots were ever heard and a Columbia class ... More >>
New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested over the weekend after crashing his 2011 BMW into two cars in Queens allegedly while drunk.According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, the 304-pound lineman's blood alcohol content was .182, which is more than twice the legal limit. ... More >>
Comedian Michael Ian Black describes himself as a suburban douchebag from Connecticut. In his new (and second) book, "You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations, which comes out Feb. 28, the star of the cult-classic Wet Hot American Summer and writer/director of ... More >>
Like the sign says, Dukes Bar-B-Q in Walterboro, South Carolina. The pig on the front lawn isn't real, but the people are. In two trips to South Carolina in the last decade, I've spent much of my time crisscrossing the state and looking at the barbecue there. Yes, sometimes just looking at it.
Roberta'sSay it with pizza.Well, sort of.
Prison time for the convicted bomb-plotters.Three of the Newburgh men convicted last October of plotting to bomb synagogues in Riverdale were sentenced to 25 years in prison in Manhattan Federal Court today. James Cromitie, David Williams, and Onta Williams -- along with a fourth man, Laguer ... More >>
DCPI photo of ScoobyAlas, Scooby, the NYPD bloodhound who in 2007 helped find the men who shot and killed Officer Russel Timoshenko, 23, and wounded Officer Herman Yan, has died after suffering from an undisclosed illness. He was 10, which the Daily News points out is "70 in people years." ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
Celebrity journalist Juan Williams had a good week, on balance. First, he was fired by National Public Radio for remarks he made on Fox -- his other major employer -- about his fear of Muslims on airplanes. That might seem at first a minus, but Williams was immediately rewarded by Fox with a new $ ... More >>
Remember the bouquet bandit? The Darth Vader bank robber? Well, the latest in "ruses to help you steal things" seems to be babies. But this goes against our considerable ethics here at Runnin' Scared. Babies are not accessories! You can't just tote them around on crime sprees like a great han ... More >>
The two places that men reveal their inner selves, the adage goes, are behind a steering wheel and on a basketball court. All that contained aggressiveness grandstands to the surface. For Mayor Mike, though, who neither duels with taxis nor elbows under a hoop, it is apparently depositions ... More >>
Earlier we mentioned that while most of the local media was sad for Wall Streeters because they got lower bonuses last year than the year before, the New York Times thought it unseemly that the brokers 'n' traders got as much as they did. It seems the President sees it the Times' way: today Obama ri ... More >>
Chop-shop king built his dream mansion. Then an interior decorator took him down.
The man who helped bring Abramoff down goes to prison for his own nefarious deeds.
Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union
Deciphering the tricky triangle of cash, sex, and romance
Big-Bucks Bloomy buys corporate silence in six sex and race cases
In between daze: After 9-11 and before Iraq, a London doctor confronts global and local terror
Searching for Someone, Anyone, Who Loves Governor Gray Davis
Indie Film Producer Christine Vachon Analyzes 'Project Greenlight'
The Guggenheim Museum Touches Bottom
KTU Jock Louie DeVito Outsold Paul Oakenfold, but Why Can't He Get Any Respect?
Voice of Zimbabwe Struggle Thomas Mapfumo Escapes to Oregon
The Moralists Big Fibs
The 1000-Year Cut
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
The Bittersweet Transformation of Avenue B
Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa
The Surveillance Society: Part Three