"It's all a big surprise to me," says Ed Bankston, 60, talking on the phone from his home in Phoenix, Arizona. "It's like the ghost of Christmas past has shown up." In 1983, the songwriter and guitarist Bankston started a label called Oracle Records to self-release Over There... and Over Here, the f ... More >>
When the debt activism group Strike Debt began planning its Rolling Jubilee, the goal was relatively modest: They would raise $50,000, use it to buy distressed medical debt on secondary debt markets, and then, rather than hounding the debtors like the collection agencies that buy most of this sort o ... More >>
The 2010 Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes," has won the New York Press Club's Gold Keyboard award for outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting. The Gold Keyboard is the top honor the press club gives each year.
The series kicked off in May last year and was written by staff w ... More >>
Tom DiNapoli is too nice a guy.
The state comptroller apparently can't say no to anyone who wants to meet with him, though he has a mixed record when it comes to delivering what his bellringers want.
I've been reading half a foot of DiNapoli's appointment schedules from 2007 to now an ... More >>
In an odd week in the gubernatorial campaign, the oddest moment was Roger Stone's NY1 appearance on Tuesday, when he appeared to be trying to put miles of distance between himself and Carl Paladino, whose September primary victory Stone engineered.
This grew even odder when Palad ... More >>
New Yorker's portrait of RogerCranky Roger Stone was on Fox Business Monday still in a lather over Eliot Spitzer.
Fox was determined to bash its favorite john the night he debuted on CNN, so it gave Stone and his "Manhattan Madam" candidate for governor, Kristin Davis, a ten minute block ... More >>
Remember Troopergate, the squabble between these two has-beens? Neither does anyone else.The New York Post's Fred Dicker is Albany's most powerful reporter. He's broken so many stories he ought to know when to let one go.
Instead, he wrote a rant yesterday that proves why even the best repor ... More >>
When bad companies are good employers.In the latest issue of Fortune Magazine, agricultural mega-corp Monsanto is named among the "100 Best Companies to Work For," an annual list. The company was recognized for its excellent retirement plans, onsite fitness centers and employee wellness progr ... More >>