Greetings from Las Vegas, where we are attending the UNITY 2012 journalism diversity conference, along with meetings of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. We called back home this morning to talk to Brian Lehrer on WNYC about Chik-fil-A, the exciting fast food poultry arena for deb ... More >>
We're listening to the Brian Lehrer show and reading SCOTUSblog's liveblog as the Supreme Court sits for what will probably be the final time of this term. And...SCOTUSblog is saying that the mandate has survived as a tax, and that Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the left in this ruling. The ... More >>
Another Monday in June, another nail-biter waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the biggest cases of the year. It seems, so far, that the Supreme Court will not rule today on Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act). Though, being secretive SCOTUS, they could change thei ... More >>
So, the promised fallout between blacks and gays continues! Four weeks after President Obama came out for same-sex marriage, today will see one of the most significant signs of a new alliance between traditional race-based civil rights groups and the current wave of LGBT oriented civil rights group ... More >>
After publishing our piece yesterday "5 Reasons Why Touré Is Wrong On Blacks, Gay Marriage and Obama," we had the chance to talk about the president's new support fo marriage equality with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. We took calls from black listeners and talked to Lehrer about the many reasons why we b ... More >>
The activists over at Queer Rising, who got arrested again and again and again during the past couple of years fighting for marriage equality, took it to the streets yesterday and initiated their first encounter of 2012 with handcuffs in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo's midtown office. According ... More >>
As you know, megastars Jay-Z and Beyoncé spent $1.3 million to turn six rooms at Lenox Hill Hospital into two luxury suites so Beyoncé could pop out her baby in some real style. That's fine. If you've got money and want to spend it, be my guest. Just don't act like your wealth makes ... More >>
Inha Leex Hale/FlickrAlthough they may appear ubiquitous, Korean grocers, with their outdoor fruit and flower displays and inventory of everything from Clif Bars to Cup Noodles, are actually far less common in New York City than they were two decades ago.
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Two criminal justice professors weighed in today with their take on the NYPD's decision to appoint a deputy inspector to reinvestigate the Adrian Schoolcraft allegations. John Eterno and Eli Silverman, who are writing a book about the PD's Compstat system, say Commissioner Ray Kelly just is ... More >>
The MTA has been wearing us down with hints and speculation that our monthly unlimited card might increase in cost by almost $20 come January, and today MTA Chairman Jay Walder told Brian Lehrer that the MTA would, indeed, be keeping MetroCards unlimited -- instead of the proposed alternate, ... More >>
Voice staff writer Graham Rayman spoke on the Brian Lehrer show today about the latest in our ongoing investigative series, the NYPD Tapes. Listen to their discussion here. And if you haven't, read installment 5, from this week's issue of the Voice, in which a Bronx cop corroborates Adrian Sc ... More >>
Steve Levy, the newly hatched Republican gubernatorial candidate out of Suffolk County, keeps denying he was a candidate of the Working Families Party when he won reelection in 2007. This is either a minor brain spasm, or some kind of Soviet-style, rewriting of history-type deal. He just got in t ... More >>
A hypocrite with plenty of companyWe often rejoice that Hypocrisy was not on the original list of seven deadly sins. If it were, we'd all be burning up somewhere. But the continuing saga of Hiram Monserrate -- expelled yesterday by the state senate -- deserves a special place in the Great Hyp ... More >>
Back in January, senate Republicans called Hiram Monserrate a "ticking time bomb" who shouldn't be allowed to contaminate the august state senate chambers. Now, questions about that old girlfriend stabbing incident are just "nit picking" about their new pal Hiram.That's the latest harvest in the bum ... More >>
(Photo from Weiner for Mayor)We all know how sacrosanct the rights of the electorate are to Anthony Weiner, the congressman running for mayor. During the term limits debate last fall, Weiner railed about how the will of the voters should be respected. (Of course, the will of voters had twice favored ... More >>
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