Afrika Bambaataa has been an unofficial professor of hip-hop for so long, it makes perfect sense that Cornell University would appoint the pioneering Bronx-born DJ and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation to a three-year term as a visiting scholar.
"Wherever I go on the planet, I'm always teachin' ... More >>
By Robert Ham
If there was any disappointment in the world about Corin Tucker releasing what she referred to as her "middle-aged mom record" (the restrained, acoustic-driven 1,000 Years) for her first solo endeavor, people mostly kept quiet about. It was exciting enough just to have one of the most ... More >>
Today we meet two New York Olympians who have made a huge splash in their young careers. While one has racked numerous accolades in his high school and collegiate career, the other is barely out of high school and already a bronze medal winner.Name: Alex MeyerAge: 24Olympic Event: SwimmingHometown: ... More >>
Last week, we brought you several moments from Scientology's big L. Ron Hubbard birthday event that was held on March 10 in Clearwater, Florida. Here's another few minutes from that celebration that we alluded to earlier, during which church leader David Miscavige uses the church's "Writers of the F ... More >>
In 2000, a quantum physicist in Ithaca, New York named Carl Frederick decided to try his hand at writing science fiction. Two years later, he was named a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. The next year, 2003, he did even better, winning a quarterly first prize for his sho ... More >>
Where am I? Blind Tiger? Rattle N Hum? D.b.a.? (Click on image to enlarge.)
It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to get a six-pack (I'm talking beer, not abs) around Union Square, you had to make do with Bud Lite or Colt 45 in cans. Then the beer revolution occurred, and suddenly every bodeg ... More >>
For reasons currently unknown, Alfa Choice, 29, and her boyfriend, Christopher Shears, 44, jumped off the Tappan Zee Bridge together from the roof of their parked SUV on Tuesday morning. They were nude and holding hands. Choice, who had taught at the Bronx High School of Science, was rescued ... More >>
Jeremy CowanJeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>
Birdbath's sandwich ($7) is a compendium of wholesome, simple ingredients.
Birdbath Bakery has a new offering, known as the Old School Vegetarian Sandwich. Two slices of whole grain bread cradle a filling of shredded raw carrots, mixed sprouts, and ripe avocado, which is spread with a knife ... More >>
The Piggery is the first meat CSA servicing the New York area. The family farm, located north of Ithaca, has about 130 pigs that they raise in an open-air barn. Some 45 participants have already enrolled, mostly from Brooklyn.
[NY Daily News]
Thousands of black farmers who were denied farm loans ... More >>
You know the drill: Companies eye the potentially lucrative Marcellus Shale, while New York City worries about the safety of its upstate watershed.A creepy new development related to possible hazards to New York City's drinking water comes courtesy of an upstate woman. Laurie Lygle allowed a natural ... More >>