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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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
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Studying Consumer Affairs
Daniel Mason Picks Up the Pieces and Writes a Novel
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
Are Civil Rights Leaders Frontin for Hip Hop Gangstas?
Our Historical Illiteracy
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.