It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>
Last week President Obama, inspired by December's Newtown shootings, announced 23 executive actions, and proposed some legislation, to address gun violence. The actions are rather mild ("Require criminal background checks for all gun sales," "Nominate an ATF Director," etc.) and the legislation prob ... More >>
Governor David Paterson slaps down the Police Commissioner's stop-and-frisk database, but it's only a start
Charles Ensley, who died last week at 69, was one of New York's great labor leaders, but it shouldn't shock us that the only way he made it onto the Times obit page today was via one of the paper's $52-per-line paid death notices.
Thanks to State Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
John Sayles has written and directed sixteen films and been nominated twice for the Academy Award for screenwriting, yet the filmmaker lists some surprising influences. “I never thought about being a writer. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be,” Sayles says over fried oysters and countless ... More >>
Critics Say Brooklyn Museum Is Soft on Hip-Hop Politics
Rudy's Wrongs Stir a Movement at the Diallo March