Here's a question: why would the New York City Council and various other local and state politicians decide to wade into the miserable, never-ending, blood-filled dogpile that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? In what way does a press conference on the Middle East dovetail with the actual busines ... More >>
Play them as they lie
By Mike Seely [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle.] With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight ... More >>
At the beginning of the week, porn impresario Michael Lucas was somewhat known as a controversial gay conservative writer, someone you could expect to see playfully debating Ann Coulter at a GOProud event. But he was far more famous for his day job as a top porn star. He seemed more likely to go ... More >>
Bad idea. Bad, bad idea. From the annals of idiotic kitchen behavior: a chef at the Roger Smith Hotel resigned after he was accused by a black co-worker of putting a pillowcase over his head and pretending to be a Ku Klux Klan member.
We've talked before about Our Show, Elliot Aronow's live-action, TV Party-reviving talk show conducted first in the basement of Santos Party House and then later on YouTube, where edited clips eventually trickle out. Earlier this year, SOTC pals Das Racist appeared on the show, doing a tore-u ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
WNYC, it isn't. Via NYT CityRoom, after two previous mistrials, white supremacist-nationalist internet radio host and blogger Harold "Hal" Turner -- who broadcasts from his home in North Bergen, New Jersey -- was convicted today of threatening to assault or kill not one, not two, but three fe ... More >>
Michelle DuQuesnay, as seen on her website. Michelle DuQuesnay is the owner of one of the city's many cake design studios and also one of the city's relatively few erotic cake designers. Working out of the Brooklyn brownstone where her 10-month-old business, Sugar Mama NYC, is housed, she's f ... More >>
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter. Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
Just in time for Pride Weekend, the Supreme Court has booted thousands of anti-gay activists out of the closet yesterday, who were terrified of being outed as bigots. In an unusual, near unanimous 8 to 1 decision, the court ruled that people who signed a petition to repeal Washington State's "everyt ... More >>
We defy you to unironically enjoy this song. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa kicks off on June 11th. Sports-wise, the tournament promises to be thrilling, with 32 teams from around the world pitting their varied domestic styles and approaches to the game against each other in a bid to deci ... More >>
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
Please welcome the next Ernie and/or Swizz Beatz. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ FOXHoly shit, only one hour this week! Do you guys know what this means? It means we don't have to sit through endless inane video packages about every contestant's favorite fruit or whatever the fuck! It means the ne ... More >>
If you feel disoriented at the prospect of enduring four years without a single Photoshopped picture of our national leaders in Gestapo outfits, then a dash of nostalgia might be just the ticket. Reagan Youth are back together! Reagan Youth hail from the primordial NY hardcore scene of 1980--too la ... More >>
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The mayoral campaign isn't getting a lot of front page treatment these days, so other races around the city are getting even less. That's understandable: In a town with a 5:1 Democratic registration advantage, the primary contest is usuallyfor practical purposesthe whole ballgame in race ... More >>
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