This week in Cheap Laughs, we meditate on why we've lived in New York so long, rock out to a Weezer cover band, and admire the killing powers of Jesus Christ. We also have shows starring filthy people, shows starring lady people, and shows starring real actual scientist people. We do it all. Here's ... More >>
January 11, 2014 will be National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which reminds America that over 20 million men, women, and children across the globe are enslaved and subject to countless kinds of abuse and injustices on a daily basis. Staying informed and giving back are minor ways of helping put ... More >>
Gov. Cuomo's plan to give tax breaks to startups on college campuses faces high costs, uncertain outcomes
The Knicks faced off against the Mavericks this afternoon and a very special guest was in the house. Mark Zuckerberg attended the game and sat in what All Things D says are $1,200 seats. Our best guess is that Zuckerberg wanted to see his fellow Harvard student Jeremy Lin redeem himself for yesterda ... More >>
The New York film community was shocked and saddened this past weekend upon receiving news that Robert Sklar, longtime pillar of NYU's Department of Cinema Studies, had died of injuries suffered in a cycling accident while vacationing in Spain. Distinguished as he was, Bob Sklar was less ivo ... More >>
Perhaps one of the dorkiest things to hit college campuses since the first physics club, Quidditch, the mythical sport from the Harry Potter series, is now an actual mainstream event, apparently. This years' fourth annual Quidditch World Cup will be held in New York in November, with 50 teams ... More >>
via Daily NewsAs expected, Caroline Giuliani was given one day of community service -- on "the bucket brigade" at the Department of Sanitation -- for her Sephora shoplifting excursion on August 4.
The curious history of the vocoder
The Ethio-jazz godfather returns
Over the weekend, parents who had flocked to Brooklyn Tech for the city's High School Fair were given the depressing news that 100,000 city children had applied for the 5,000 seats available in the 800 specialty programs around town. That makes the Specialized High Schools about twice as se ... More >>
It's getting to the point where if you tell people the truth about the black crime menace, you lose your right to a government job. Here's the latest outrage from the sensitivity police: An aide to Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has resigned after it was revealed that she made com ... More >>
"Despite growing unemployment numbers across the U.S.," the Post breathlessly announces, "the first family is planning to spend their summer vacation on a lavish East Coast getaway that could cost taxpayers up to $50,000 a week." And since the Obama's will be spending one week there, that co ... More >>
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. Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life Author: E.D. Hill, former ho ... More >>
John Updike, the prolific, venerated, and occasionally best-selling author most widely known for his Rabbit Angstrom novels and The Witches of Eastwick, has died of lung cancer at 76. Though his writing often veered into the mildly experimental, and he wrote some very odd poems (including "The Beau ... More >>
photo via Brooklyn Vegan Tuesday's swearing-in transformed Obama the candidate into Obama the President. But his two-year-long campaign didn't really end until late last night, when the new President hosted the last inauguration event of the week: The send-off ball for the campaign staff. The ba ... More >>
Disappearing job postings prompt Ph.D.'s to mull a career change
Recluse Morton Bartlett's plaster boys and girls
For young writers, the dangers of shining too brightly, too early
Iranians and Iraqis work together to advance an evil cause
Coming soon to the United Nations: Iran's chief executioner of women
Re-branding borderline personality disorder
Privileged Ivy Leaguers take revenge on a writing wrong
Will more professors develop video games for their classes?
Kerry borrows youth voters for his campus Snoozefest
Life-swapping your way into a new reality
Black = Terrorist = Thug: The New Racial Profile?
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
Are Civil Rights Leaders Frontin for Hip Hop Gangstas?
Prep schools rethink a standard
The Diary of a Legendary Village Bohemian Surfaces at NYU
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
At Rising Tide, Bleeding-Heart Execs Talk Philanthropy, Munch Sushi
Viral infections, from flu to hepatitis, have long been considered untreatable. But that's about to change.