The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece have warned the artist not to publicly identify hi ... More >>
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Last month, came news that the Wu Tang Clan's resident Genius, the GZA, is going to soon begin working with Columbia teacher Dr. Christopher Emdin and the website RapGenius to bring a better, hip-hop-based chemistry class to New York public schools. As cool as it is that GZA's taking this seriously ... More >>
When police raided the West Village apartment of Morgan Gliedman and Aaron Greene on Saturday, the New York Post was first to the story. It was the sort of story that was right in the Post's wheelhouse. Gliedman, 27, nine months pregnant, the daughter of a prominent doctor and the product of a Park ... More >>
The writer speaks to supporters of the World Monuments Fund.
HuffPo recently posted "College Degree Is Cheaper Than The Cost Of Dropping Out," an item imploring young folk to stay in school.
Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday. Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) wrote quite a lot of letters -- there was no email, after all -- to her boyfriend at Harvard, a 21-year-old fellow named R. Beverley Corbin Jr., in the late 1940s. A Christie's auction held on Thursday landed them in the hands of a "French lady" and "very ... More >>
The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey
My, What a Teeny Hat That Patriot Is WearingThe official Tea Party magazine, the Tea Party Review, is set to be released next week. They recently announced some of the stories they will be running, including "Obama's War on the First Amendment... and the Rest of the Constitution" and "The Lef ... More >>
Hey, GirlThere was a time when Caroline Giuliani's arrest for stealing make-up from Sephora seemed sort of glamorous. We all miss Winona. But the allure is a lot less when it comes to the (notably minor) consequences, which included a day of community service cleaning toilets in the Lower Eas ... More >>
Remember the episode of Sex and the City (one of the soulless ones where the gang all heads to L.A.) in which Samantha acquires a fake Fendi handbag from the back of a car and an array of Very Bad Things Ensue, including getting kicked out of the Playboy mansion for claiming a Playmate's hand ... More >>
Despite initially opting not to cooperate with an investigation, the cosmetics company will now file charges against ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's estranged daughter Caroline, a 20-year-old Harvard senior and aspiring actress, the Daily News is reporting. Caroline, who was carrying over $300 in he ... More >>
Uh oh. According to the New York Post, Caroline Giuliani -- Rudy's 20-year-old daughter -- was busted for shoplifting today at Sephora of all places, that magical, monstrous beauty store you may have heard of if you are or know of any women or metrosexually inclined fellows. Giuliani was repo ... More >>
Ah, Sunday morning, the time when old people everywhere peer down their noses -- through bifocals with their arms extended -- at the paper, as they attempt to decipher what exactly it is kids are doing these days. This week, it seems high school students are using fake names on Facebook to av ... More >>
President Obama said today that he "has no abortion litmus test" in selecting a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens and that he "wants to make sure any nominee he picks respects individual rights, including women's rights," reports the New York Times.
On February 10th, Mario Batali will appear on Faces of America, the PBS series on the complex genealogy and genetics of prominent Americans, hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Yes, he of the beer summit.) In the preview, we learn that Batali had a French great grandfather named LaFra ... More >>
President Obama went to a lot of trouble last night to explain the concept behind his health care plan -- "So taxpayers are already putting this money into the kitty. The problem is they're not getting a good deal for the money they're spending," etc. -- and now Harry Reid says, whatever dude ... More >>
The White House says the next big item on its long agenda will be a crackdown on shady credit card industry practices that have saddled American consumers with huge debts that can't get out of, White House economic adviser (and former Harvard president) Larry Summers told NBC's meet the press yester ... More >>
What a racketgiving urban kids a shot a premier prep schools
Not everyone at the storied hotel is a legend: stories from some of the Chelsea's lesser-known residents
The last Clansman standing delivers working man's Wu
Talking with Nick McDonell, well-connected young novelist
How the people could win even if the court seems like a lost cause
When the pontiff dies, the rituals commence. How many in favor of "pope Kevin"?
Entreaties to the almighty and bumper stickers from the would-be Roots of Jerusalem rap
Turkish composer and Harvard grad pump up the volume
Defense insider calls for the abridging of civil rights
A legendary editor at Harvard University Press asks, What good are books?
In a mini-religious revival, lit profs eschew cool, return to a humanist criticism
Emo boy turns Super Mensch
With health insurance out of reach, a generation braces itself for the worst
A Right-Wing Ex-Congressman Recruits the Colombo Crime Family to Find P.O.W.'s
Why Poetry? Why Now?
The Case for Merit Pay
Confrontation With Cop Riles CUNY Students
Or, When Was It Decided That Chris Baty Considered His Letter?
Harvard Punts a Conservative Book