Congratulations are in order! The Voice's Steven Thrasher has just been named the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association journalist of the year. Chris Geidner -- formerly of Metro Weekly, now of BuzzFeed, and frequent Voice video guest -- won NLGJA's other annual award, the Sarah Pettit Me ... More >>
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When Yelky Ramos, a 20-year-old undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, was filling out college applications, her counselor told her that she would have a rough time getting the scholarships she needed. "My counselor said, 'There's a lot of great opportunities out there, but unfortu ... More >>
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Gennady Kolker (The Nation Magazine)/TwitterHundreds, if not thousands of college students gathered at Union Square yesterday for a mass student walk in tandem with Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action and they had choice words for the establishment that keeps them drowning in debt and without ... More >>
On September 17, 20,000 people will pitch tents and set up kitchens at Chase Manhattan Plaza in an occupation of Wall Street that will last for months -- or at least, that's what the organizers of Occupy Wall Street are hoping for. According to them, the event will involve a couple thousand p ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, Off Terminal 5 Thursday, June 23 Better than: You and your friends sitting around, telling each other how much you appreciate each other. Keith Morris is a founding member of both Black Flag and The Circle Jerks, the co-author of a song called "World Up My Ass," and a pi ... 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 >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Pic by Jody RogacThe last we heard from Brooklyn's Julianna Barwick, back in the early days of YIMBY, she was a relative unknown enchanting us with her home-recorded, digitally released 2009 EP Flor ... More >>
Or so teaching-residency advocates say
The New York Post is billing an "exclusive" this week about how Columbia University has systematically failed to report its drug-using student populace to police or prosecutors. The not-so-earth-shattering expose comes on the heels of last week's big frat house drug bust, which led to the ar ... More >>
Upper West Sider Mark Andrew Moore told members of an investment club that he was chairman, president, and CEO of eS-prit International, an online health resource that was going to make scads of money, and offered them discount rates on its stocks. More than 50 members cheerfully gave Moore $ ... More >>
Breaking the outer limits
The opening day of the Nixzmary Brown trial gets two-thirds of the front of the Daily News, notes THE JURY WEEPS after seeing photos of the seven-year-old girls bruised and beaten body. This tragedy is going to be all over the tabloids for the foreseeable future: it has lurid, heartbreaking details, ... More >>
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