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 New York Observer's man-tastic new look! Big ups to Bill O'Reilly. Breitbart wants us all to die, or something. Hugo-a-go-go at the Times Magazine. Pissy paywall battles, angry clowns, the Lloyd Grove Orgy, and more! Press Clips, Day 17, Lunch Edition, right here.
Brooklyn booze?Brooklyn now joins the ranks of burgs with their own branded Absolut vodka, including New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Boston. Absolut Brooklyn was conceived with the help of Spike Lee, who still lives in the borough. (The house number on the stoop depicted on the bottle's label, ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
Twitpic by Mom101. Mayor Bloomberg asked Obama for antiterrorism money. Yet his NYPD minions busted a Staten Island citizen for keeping guns 'n' ammo in his kid's bedroom, so how serious can Bloomberg be about fighting terrorists where it counts? No matter, Marty Markowitz backed him anyway ... More >>
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his proposal to revamp 421-a, the 35-year-old city policy that grants tax breaks to developers of residential buildings. Among the reported changes that the mayor will call for: requiring developers in more of Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights to incl ... More >>
Bringing musicians back to New Orleans
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
Women of a certain, sexy age are at their erotic peak