On Saturday nights, off the often grimy but consistently pulsating strip that is Canal Street, lives a world of neon, spandex and hairspray. Those evenings, Jessie's Girl, an '80s tribute band, rolls up on stage around 11:30pm to packed crowds at Canal Room to perform a string of nostalgic and spark ... More >>
An Australian baseball player named Christopher Lane was shot to death in Oklahoma, allegedly by three local kids, two black and one white. The kids were questioned but presumed to have acted in self-defense, so they were let go, leading to a public outcry and an arrest... Whoops, actually the youn ... More >>
Sorry, ladies: even though today is a great day to have a vagina in America, there are still politicians out there who want to control our girlparts -- even in New York. One of those pols, recently nominated Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long, will face off against U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand in November ... More >>
Liberal fave Elizabeth Warren is running for Scott Brown's Senate seat in Massachusetts. Just after she announced in September, polls showed her six points behind the incumbent; now, she's running about even with him. Yet if you'd only been following rightbloggers on this race, you'd assume that sh ... More >>
It was hard to feign much surprise last month when the New York Times slapped New York's finest with a lawsuit, accusing the department of habitually withholding information and flouting government transparency laws. In fact, as any reporter would certainly know, one of the city's toughest agencies ... More >>
As you may have heard, President Obama has made a trip to India, and it's costing taxpayers a bazillion dollars because he brought the entire Seventh Fleet and thousands of campaign contributors. Oops, sorry, that's not true -- it's only $200 million a day and he only took 34 warships. Oops, that's ... 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 >>
No, graciasThe wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News. Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>
Now it can be told: The surprising ties between the billionaire mayor and the poor slob who ran against him
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Defender Magazine Date: Issues from January, February and September, 1955 ... More >>
A missing Queens soldier becomes a journo-political pawn
Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject
New York City's most famous gadfly tries to rescue the liberal radio network
Behind the scenes of the NYPD crackdown at the GOP convention
Sifting through the broken dreams of a great candidate who failed to connect with New York's most powerful constituency: liberal Democratic voters
Big Brother's got you under surveillance. But so does little sister.
The Men Who Are Burning New York
Has any present Supreme Court justice seen a cop lying on the witness stand?
He Bungled Iraq, the Pentagon, and East Timor. Look Out, World BankHere He Comes
Columbia critic of Israel banned from a program for NYC teachers by Joel Klein
New attorney general twists the rule of law to which he is 'deeply committed'
The GOP's champions of this war had a hard time finding their own way to the battlefield
Padilla remains gagged, but justice department tells 'his' story
Religious Studies gets a second life. What does the Supreme Court think?
Queens Maverick Tagged in Campaign Funds Scam
The Business Behind the Gates-West Power Play
A Public Advocate Candidate Has a Patronage Problem
The Minister vs. the Mogul
Green Candidate Nader is the Antipoliticianand Possibly Al Gore's Worst Nightmare
Obscure Journal Takes on the Glossies
National Writers Union Election Highlights Questions of Identity in the Electronic Age
The story behind the splintering of a 21st-century philosophy
In the final days of the primary, Chuck Schumer is everywhere
What the Budget Battle Means for Housing
Schumer Morphs Into Alfonse: Fires Assault Weapon at Green, and Praises His Own Miss
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...