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  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Brooklyn Nets' Minority Owner Values Franchise at $1 Billion

    #154567702 / gettyimages.comIn 2003, real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million. Over the next 11 years Ratner sold all but 20 percent of his stake to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets moved into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NBA's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    In Bundy Ranch's War Against the U.S., Rightbloggers Pick Guess Which Side

    This weekend a scofflaw gathered some gunmen and drove off some federal agents who were trying to confiscate his property. Rightbloggers approved for several reasons. For one, the scofflaw is a rancher, just like Ronald Reagan; for another, there is an environmental angle, which always makes them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Who Owns the Social Media Profile of a Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2014

    Minimum Wage Hike is Popular, But CBO Report Reels Rightbloggers into Attacking It

    Since President Obama proposed a new $10.10 minimum wage in his last State of the Union address, rightbloggers have been sore about it. But out of apparent respect for -- or fear of -- public opinion, they'd been keeping their mouths shut about it till last week. That's when a Congressional Budget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Michael Sam's Gay...Now, Who's Gonna Draft Him?

    The returns would seem to be in regarding the NFL's acceptance of University of Missouri senior Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player -- or at least the man who would be the league's first openly gay player if he's drafted in May. Shannon Sharpe, former All-Pro and now commentator for C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2014

    Obama Invokes Income Inequality; Rightbloggers Come Out in Favor

    Last week's State of the Union address should have been easy innings for rightbloggers: Just talk about how Obama stinks and get back to Benghazi. But the President threw a curve: He alluded, albeit vaguely, to that "income equality" thing the kids are all talking about. It was an obvious trap, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Just in Time for February, the Myth of Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl Returns

    It's almost Super Bowl time, and you know what that means: sex slaves, thousands of them, flooding into the area around New Jersey's MetLife stadium to be raped by morally bankrupt football fans. That's the story from the Associated Press, anyway; an article by Katie Zezima and Samantha Henry publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Federal Judge Hilariously Exasperated Over Hedge Fund Giant Steve Cohen's Never-Ending Divorce

    Here's a fun fact: if you're wealthy enough -- we mean really, really rich -- your divorce proceedings can literally last forever. That's the lesson we can all take away from the unhappy tale of hedge fund behemoth Steve Cohen, who runs the enormously lucrative, highly secretive S.A.C. Capital Advis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2013

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 1

    Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Gifts That The Other Holiday Gift Guides Forgot

    On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Slim Whitman's Yodeling Country Songs. In an attempt to help avoid gift-giving mishegas this season, we've taken the stress out of speculating what your favorite mosher might hope to find under his blackened hull of a Christmas tree. (Or what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Charges Reduced Against Reverend Billy and Choir Director For Toad Hat-Wearing Chase Bank Protest

    In September, longtime New York activist Reverend Billy and his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, led by choir director Nehemiah Luckett, went into a Chase Bank in Midtown and made a little music. The two led a group of eight choir members in a musical protest against mountaintop removal, a controversial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Six Vegetarian Thanksgiving Options in NYC

    For most, there's little way around it: Being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving sucks. It's not that you want to eat the turkey on the table -- or not necessarily, anyway. It's more that everyone else is eating it, and loving it, and making it sound like the best thing ever. (Word to the wise: It's not.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2013

    As Polls Plummet, Rightbloggers Get to Work on Their New Shutdown Excuses

    Well, the government shutdown drags on, and poll numbers are horrific for Republicans and the rightbloggers who love them. Gallup showed the party's approval rating dropping 10 points in a month to 28%. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans, according to a new Zogby poll, were at 13% approval. The sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    One of the Highest Paid DJs in the World Plays a Baseball Cave Tonight

    Look, chances are you aren't getting in. The MLB Fan Cave on 4th and Broadway only holds 200 fans and the show begins at 6 p.m.. But we think you should know that Avicii, one of the (according to Forbes) highest paid DJs in the world, is about to play inside a baseball cave. It's part of the MLB's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/20/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Why Big Sean's Song "MILF" Isn't Funny

    Big Sean casually throws a skit in the middle of his sophomore album, Hall of Fame. It's called "Freaky" and borrows a portion of "The Sensuous Black Woman Meets the Sensuous Black Man"--an 18 minute audio Kama Sutra of sorts. Following the skit, Big Sean gives us a track called "MILF." We all know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Mayor Bloomberg's Net Worth Jumped 37 Percent In the Last Two Years

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg hasn't been going quietly. He's been spouting thoughts like that drunk guy who's stayed too long at the house party. Stop and frisk more minorities! De Blasio ran a racist campaign! He's clearly savoring this rare moment in the public spotlight when he can really let loose. Wit ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013
  • News

    August 7, 2013

    Study Now, Pay Later

    A new city startup promises to eliminate student loans for those who'll share their future income with investors

  • News

    July 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Kenneth G. Langone, Controversial NYU Trustee and Citizens United Provocateur, Is Major Lhota Backer

    On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court decided that corporations were people, too. The Citizens United ruling unleashed a new wave of influence in American elections; one that still has modern democracy reeling, as the last presidential election witnessed billions of dollars coming in from all over ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The Top Eight Celebrity Tax Evaders

    After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 6, 2013

    WOMAN ON FIRE

    Take notes at Sheryl Sandberg's talk

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Our Mayor's Wealth Climax: Bloomberg Is Now 13th On Forbes's Billionaires List

    Last month's news that Mr. Bloomberg, after donating millions to his alma mater, John Hopkins, has become the largest living donor to higher education in America's history should have been a clear enough sign. Yesterday, Forbes released that annual archive of people that will forever have more mone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The 17 Best Bits from Your New Favorite Sexy Hobo Vintage Paperback

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Hobo Girl Author: A.L. Roger Date: 1962 Publisher: Chariot Discovered at: Kayo Books, San Francisco The Cover Promises: "A lusty story of a sex-mad girl who gav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Giuliani Loyalist Ken Kurson Takes the Helm of the New York Observer

    We noted last week that the likely mayoral candidacy of former Rat Czar and MTA chief Joe Lhota signaled a push by Rudy Giuliani supporters to turn back the clock to a Giuliani-time New York City. But it turns out Lhota isn't the only Giuliani protege ascending in the public eye right now. Staffers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/28/12

    We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Does Not Being On Facebook Mean You're A Psycho?

    I used to think you'd have to be psychotic to waste your time on Facebook, but now I'm so hooked on it, it almost feels like you'd have to be mentally ill to not be on it. And some media agree. In fact, as this blog points out: A German magazine took pains to note that Dark Knight killer James Ho ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 18, 2012

    ACTION STATION

    Squash players take over Grand Central

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Top 10 Literary Wedding Toasts

    ​"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" --Groucho Marx You've all heard horrible stories about rambling, disconnected, unrehearsed, and even madly embarrassing toasts given at wedding banquets, sometimes ruining friendships and causing brides and gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    The New York Mets: I'd Buy That for a Dollar!

    ​So what's the story? Can David Einhorn take over the Mets for just $1 in three years or can't he? According to the usually reliable Mike Ozanian at Forbes.com yesterday, "In three years hedge fund manager David Einhorn could gain control of the New York Mets for $1. "Last month, Einhorn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    New Mets Co-owner Destroyed World Economy, Is Brewers Fan

    ​Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat: This week, Mets owner/accused Bernie Madoff unindicted co-conspirator Fred Wilpon 1) was the subject of a New Yorker profile in which he dissed his three best players, then had to apologize via clubhouse speakerphone, 2) was the subject of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    New York Times Traffic Down 24% From Paywall; Erik Wemple to Washington Post

    ​Lately the New York Times has lost a few of its star writers including legendary critic and columnist Frank Rich and foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins, along with a handful of others, and although people change jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons, the timing was enough to make u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Lara Logan Covers New York Post Again; Spy Magazine Now Online For Free

    Day 2​If the (little) reporting and (excessive) analysis surrounding Lara Logan's assault in Egypt have taught us anything, it's that most people are somewhat insensitive or otherwise unprepared and unable to talk about rape without offending, and the Internet can be an awful place. Also, expl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Rangers Win Pennant, but 'A-Rod Doomed Them' Myth Lives On

    ​No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times speculated about the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Cliff Lee: "Lee could enjoy the Yankees, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Lady Gaga Tops Pelosi and Sotomayor on Power List

    ​Forbes magazine has named Lady Gaga the seventh most powerful women on the planet, topping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. This is an outrage! Gaga should have been higher! Maybe even at number one, above their actual choice, Michelle Obama. After all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Media Moves: Jeff Bercovici Going to Forbes

    ​Another breaking media move: we're now hearing reading that Jeff Bercovici -- AOL's star media reporter at Daily Finance -- is going to work with Lewis "Darth" Dvorkin at Forbes (or True/Forbes, as we like to call it around here) after being courted by a number of potential bosses, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    A-Rod Falling Fast on Most-Disliked Sports Figure List

    He's number one!​Good news for Alex Rodriguez: he isn't the most disliked figure in sports. At least not according to Forbes.com. In a recent survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research for Forbes, of 1100 people active in professional sports as players, coaches, managers, broadcasters, and age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Local Hedge-Fund Billionaire Nabbed in Insider Trading Sweep

    ​A billionaire hedge fund manager and a well-known philanthropist in New York City's South Asian community was one of six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in an insider trading case that prosecutors say reaped more than $20 million in illegal profits. Raj Rajaratna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Tom cries 'Uncle'! Daschle's exit an embarrassing end to Obama's embarrassing decision to pick him

    Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Little Sweatshop of Horrors?

    In what's sure to further damage the new borough-wide "Queens: It's Not the Third World!" publicity campaign*, the New York State Department of Labor has slammed the door on an apparent sweatshop in Long Island City. The Jin Shun International clothing factory was raided yesterday afternoon, and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    News of the Obvious: Fast Cars and Crazy Stars

    Since it's Friday, we need some lighter fare to dish about around the ol' water cooler. First up is the Daily News' truly shocking bombshell: dudes like fast cars. Citing a report from Forbes magazine, the paper says that a list of "cars driven almost exclusively by men is peppered with models endow ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2006

    Kofi Annan's Confession

    The murderous janjaweed did not sign the peace treaty to end Darfur's genocide

  • Columns

    April 25, 2006
  • News

    January 24, 2006

    Show Me the Money

    Trump continues to claim that he's not a worthless human being

  • News

    August 10, 2004

    Bright Lights, Big Rent Check

    You can work here, but don’t expect a decent place to live

  • News

    December 10, 2002

    Eureka?

    Hydrino Theorist Gets Nod From NASA-Funded Investigation

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Free Radical

    Superhacker Kevin Mitnick: Menace to Fear or Rogue to Love?

  • Books

    March 23, 1999
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