In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son.
Iusaset Bakr tells the Voice that she took her Jaihdow Kwantu out of school for the day and brought him t ... More >>
There's an advertisement on the subways that you might have seen. It describes a project in the works - the largest public works extravaganza in the country - known as East Side Access: a portal from Grand Central Terminal that will outsource time and trains from Penn Station. As the sign says, "Com ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inne ... More >>
And the food-stamp fracas continues!
The Reverend Jesse Jackson has just blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments that Barack Obama is a "food stamp" president, and has come out against the Republican presidential hopeful, telling Politico: "Food stamps (are the) lifeline for many Americans -- they h ... More >>
Forty-seven years ago today the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. So naturally the Tea Party reserved that real estate this Saturday with king clown Glenn Beck playing ringleader, hosting his ludicrous "Restoring Honor" rally. As white people flood the Li ... More >>
It's that time again for a surprising Sarah Palin revelation: journalists aren't that into her. The former governor and vice presidential candidate gave a speech Friday night in Turlock, California, and upon its conclusion, a bunch of journalists sounded off predictably with lackluster review ... More >>
Joe Biden was the headline speaker at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner last night. And by "spoke," one means "delivered a routine," as tradition for these dinners dictates. Unfortunately, in this case, "delivered a routine" means "bombed," which Biden did. A few of t ... More >>
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The New York Times celebrates by profiling Bed-Stuy's Martin Luther King Jr. Place, which "has only a handful of buildings that anybody lives in, a sprawling schoolyard playground and a small city park -- all pavement, no grass to speak of." Also, nearby the Marcy Hou ... More >>