Pop Warner, America's largest youth football organization, faces a crisis. The increasing awareness of the damage football can do to the brain has convinced more and more parents to keep their children away from the sport. Politicians from California to New York have proposed banning tackle football ... More >>
America's views on youth football are shifting quickly. This was particularly apparent last week -- specifically on Thursday. That day, ESPN reported that participation in Pop Warner dropped by 10 percent from 2010 to 2012, and Robert Morris University released the results from a poll showing that 4 ... More >>
Look around New York City, and you will see hundreds of this town's young, hip denizens picking up a bundle of organic kale at their local farmers' markets while chatting about their rooftop beekeeping operations or basement brewing ventures. And many of those people are taking their hobbies one ste ... More >>
High-cost, low-interest loans from NYU are the hottest commodities on the market these days. On a city level, they've been used (and eventually forgiven by the school) across Manhattan to pay for profiled professors' lofts or condos. On a national level, they've made their way into the Senate, with ... More >>
For two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the news media was so starved for public developments in the investigation that many outlets took to inventing breaking news. But in the last 12 hours, things have moved so quickly in the hunt for the bombers -- complete with a wild night full of shoot ... More >>
In movies and on TV, the actor is only playing an asshole
Titus Andronicus draw more from hip-hop culture more than you think. Songwriter, bandleader and Wu-Tang Clan fan Patrick Stickles' lyrics are deeply post-modern and full of hypertext links to everything from The Velvet Underground to Albert Camus to Curb Your Enthusiasm. And like any hustler with a ... More >>
There are two ways a burlesque show should tease an audience: with people disrobing and with a host making fun of you. The Sophisticates--a revue held on the second and fourth Friday of the month at the Metropolitan Room--readily fills both slots. Last time around, a quartet of shapely ladies perf ... More >>
Local hits for the drunk and alone crowd
WWI gets Spielberg’d; Fincher’s new girl in town
Diverting nearly a billion in retiree benefits into subprime risk? Oh, just watch him work the e-mail.
The tabloid-favorite Boston University medical student, accused of murdering a woman he found through Craigslist, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, NBC News is reporting. Last April, Philip Markoff, 24, pleaded not guilty to shooting Julissa Brisman, who he allegedly met online, and robbi ... More >>
The Best Thing Ever are three musically inclined college friends from Boston University who reunite occasionally for novelty-themed tours. First there was the 2006 Bathroom Tour, in which the trio showed up unannounced to a predetermined set of New England toilets to lead acoustic singalongs--some ... More >>
Joan as Policewoman breaks the rules
Philip Markoff, a second-year man at Boston University, is accused of murdering masseuse Julissa Brisman of New York in a Boston hotel, and of robbing at least two other in-calls. There is something dramatically satisfying about the apprehension of a clean-cut Nordic pre-med student from Sherrill, N ... More >>
Going public is something Amy Neustein never could resist
The fine softcore tradition of the sexy co-ed lives on in today's New York Post, which drools over C-Spot, a Columbia student magazine full of racy stories and photos. Students pose "using props like preppy scarves and books to hide their naughty bits." There's a "graphic description" of some poor g ... More >>
Candidate whisperer: The ex-bartender who's got the ear of the GOP's top contender
The fight for the right to be fat, queer, and proud
Talking with Albert Maysles, co-creator of the first feature documentary
Separated from racial mainstreams, the outsiders make their mark
Long thought lost, Cassavetes's early version sees the light
Inside the Movement for Posthuman Rights
On the Rights of Those Not Yet Designed
Zinn and the Art of Anti-War Movement Maintenance
Group Pays Addicts for Sterilization
A Homophobe Hides Behind His Right to Discriminate
Separated From Racial Mainstreams, the Outsiders Make Their Mark
The Return of 'Black Bag Jobs'
The Changed Lives of Arabs in the U.S.And What a Declaration of War Would Really Mean
Modified Crops are In the Crosshairs Now. You May Be Next.
Can the Giants Kerry Collins Continue to Sidestep the Big Apple Media Blitz?
Green Party Candidate Starts Northeast Swing in Harlem
Activists and Legislators Urge Safeguards for Human Subjects in Experiments
Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs Fire
The Cat-and-Mouse of the Game of Online Plagiarism
The Bombing of the Al Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant in Sudan is one of Clinton's lamest lies but who cares?
Did Doctors Mislead the Parents of Kids They Experimented On?