Our cover story this week is about the thousands of people arrested in New York City in recent years for possession of common folding knives.
There's controversy about there being a gay guy in major league sports? But there have always been gays in major league sports. There's hoopla about whether gays can be in the military or the Boy Scouts? But gays have always been in the military and the Boy Scouts.
They're still clinging to their long-rehearsed routine of selective hate, even though the country has been significantly moving beyond that. John Aravosis says it best: "So the Boy Scouts are in a pickle. They've spent all these years saddling up to hateful far right bigots, and now that America ... More >>
Be prepared, freedom seekers. It seems as if the public outcry, withdrawal of support, and nonstop dissing of the Boy Scouts for their gay ban policies have led to serious results. CNN has picked up this story: "The Boy Scouts are 'discussing potentially removing the national membership restrict ... More >>
Remembering when St. Nick lived in NYC
In years to come, rightbloggers will tell their grandchildren many stories of the glorious summer of twenty-twelve. They'll tell 'em how they warned America about the socialist menace of the Olympics. They'll tell 'em how, in the wake of the Aurora shooting, they defended assault weapons against Dem ... More >>
After a two-year review, the Boy Scouts have decided to reinforce their ban on gays (out gays, that is). It took them two years to look through the evidence and consider all the protests and confirm their own hideous bias by saying,"Yep, still hate gays."
He's a conservative who touts family values and is against gays in the Boy Scouts, to name just one place where they might turn up. But there's a method to his madness. Here is the former film star's conduct code--from his martial art Chun Kuk Do--which is so inspiring I might have to start breaki ... More >>
A righteous vigilante onscreen and off, Chuck Norris is determined to keep openly gay people out of the Boy Scouts while propping up his imaginary gun and tracking down just who's trying to undo that bit of wacko wisdom. But a feisty lesbian is fighting back! This release says it all: "Chuck Nor ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher's listing of the 100 most powerless New Yorkers. Among them: weed-delivery guys and the transgendered sex workers of Hunts Point. Maura Johnston notes the many aesthetic links between David Lee Roth and Kanye West.
Thomas Higgins's boy scout outing at MCC is no big adventure
These five boudoir activities are such hideous turnoffs they'll guarantee you end up a spinster going blind. In ascending order of awfulness, they are: (5) Biting Ouch! You may be a dog, but sorry, I'm not a doggie toy! (4) Pleasuring yourself, then just rolling over or leaving How nar ... More >>
On one final April Fool's Day note, our local blog buddy Bucky Turco at Animal New York pulled a pretty fast one on a time-honored national group. First, he grabbed images like the one you see to the right from the Boy Scouts' official website. Then he plastered his blog with the images in pl ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. Boys' Life, September, 1968 Publisher: Boy Scouts of America The Cover Promises: In the future, ghostly kids will don aluminu ... More >>
Never forget: This tree, that one year.About that Rockefeller Center Christmas tree -- this year's is a 74-foot Norway spruce from Mahopac, New York, to be lit up this very evening to the delight of 2.5 million holiday gawkers. The tree in Rock Center is one of those things that New Yorkers t ... More >>
Remember that time earlier this afternoon Gawker took some guy's sleazy story about the time three years ago on Halloween he hooked up with Christine O'Donnell, the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off?
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. A stack of Mail Box News magazines Date: 1970 Publisher: Maid of Scandinavi ... More >>
New York Senator Thomas Duane really wants a space shuttle in New York. And so do the Boy Scouts. Who are we to say no? Yesterday the Senate unanimously approved a resolution Duane spearheaded that endorses the Intrepid Museum's application to permanently display one of NASA's three retiring ... More >>
That the campaign of mayoral candidate Bill Thompson would be fined heavily for illegal postering makes sense -- such campaigns cover a lot of city property. But the city wants out of Susan Hager, owner of the Sketch & Hammer deckmaking business, thousands of dollars in fines for putting up ... More >>
Loving the legal, hating the illegal
It's eternal puberty in Rattlestick's latest
Keep your undies on for a hotter time in bed
The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gapno wonder we're broke
It's a strange, twisted, perverse, threatening, sinister world. Here comes Crumb!
Outpost of Argentine pampas persists on the Lower East Side
WWII Love in Lapland
War Journalists Go to Boot Camp, Get Hazed
What Went Down in the Cabaret of Contradictions
By Amending the Constitution, the Right Hopes to Ban What It Cant Stop
Acting Out in the '80s
Discrimination Is Sometimes Right
The Gay Exception Comes Back to Haunt Us
An Association Is a Voice
Must the NAACP Include Racists?
Antigay Policy Could End City and Corporate Support
Lay Off Me! I'm a Boy, Not Your Toy, and I Want To Be With Another Boy