Lehman College

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Free Verse: A New York Miscellany [The Poetry Issue]

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously drew a line: "prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the best words in their best order." Granted, Coleridge was a poet, not to mention a stoner of the first order, and therefore probably had a tendency to be defensive about things. He was right, though. Had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Todd Terry Returns to His Freestyle Roots

    Though best known for his house and hip-hop productions, Brooklyn's Todd Terry caught his break producing freestyle records like Giggles's "Love Letter" and Fascination's "Why You Wanna Go." Late last year, he returned with Freestyle Forever, a new LP of original songs, and in anticipation of Saturd ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 26, 2014
  • News

    April 3, 2013

    Contingency Plan: Outsourcing Education

    More than half of all college instructors are now part-time adjuncts, with low pay and no job security. Is the two-tier faculty system harming students, too?

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo: Free Gas Coming To New York. Psych!

    Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release announcing that thousands of gallons of gas were en route to New York and limited amounts would be available to residents free of charge. The free fuel would be delivered in several Department of Defense tanker trucks that were to be par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    "Week of Action" Wraps With Queens Court Singing Protest; 63 Arrested For The Week

    The "Week of Action" --three foreclosure blockades at the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queen's Supreme Court--finished today with two dozen singing protestors storming Queen's court. Yesterday's action at Brooklyn led to 38 arrests. Unlike the Seabrook incident, most of the interactions between guards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    More Blacks and Latinos Accepted to Top High Schools: Report

    More black and Latino students got into New York City's top high schools than in 2011, putting a halt to several years of decreasing admits among these demographics. The New York Times reports that Education Department stats show that 730 black and Latino students were admitted to top-tier institut ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 29, 2012


    Stevie B, Corina, Safire, and more return to the Bronx

  • News

    November 23, 2011

    When Cops Run Amok

    Another pepper-spray incident that defies logic

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    Diaz Family Values

    While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover

  • News

    January 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    8 New York City Schools Among U.S. News' Top 100

    We're always bitching about city schools, but no less than eight of our high schools are listed among U.S. News & World Reports' "Gold Medal" 100 Best High Schools in the country today. They are Newcomers High School in Long Island City -- the highest local placer at #6, and recipient of an A grade ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2009
  • News

    April 8, 2009

    Will Success Spoil Early-College?

    Rising Cuny enrollment means much-lauded campus high schools could get the boot

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Diaz Endorses Mystery Candidate, "Last Name Diaz," for Beep

    As you may have heard, Adolfo Carrion has been appointed by the Obama Administration to head the White House Office of Urban Affairs, which will leave the Bronx borough presidency vacant. Bronx pols are already scrambling for the seat. Our own John DeSio approached one of our most telegenic state se ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    Can you spot the next Phelps?

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Espada, Hailed as "Mi Hermano" by Malcolm Smith, Swears Into Senate

    Homophobe Ruben Diaz, l., gives gavel to Pedro Espada. Photos by John DeSio. Fresh from their behind-closed-doors victory over Malcolm Smith and the new Democratic majority in the State Senate, the so-called "Gang of Three" held what amounted to a victory party last night in the concert hall of Leh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Join Me in Eating Some Smut

    When a friend asked recently where she could find huitlacoche, I replied, just about anywhere there's a Mexican grocery. Huitlacoche (Ustilago maydisis, sometimes spelled "chuitlacoche") is a fungus something like a puffball - smudgy white on the outside and black on the inside. The unlovely Englis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Dr. Ruth Enters Bronx Walk of Fame Despite Having Never Lived There

    She is a world renowned sex therapist. She is a beloved figure across the City and the world. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is many, many things. But one thing she is not is a native of The Bronx. In fact, Dr. Ruth has never lived in The Bronx. But that’s not stopping organizers of this week’s Bronx Wee ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2007

    Something in the Way He Moves

    Larry Seiler has cerebral palsy. But he doesn’t want your pity—he wants your love.

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Other Freddy Ferrer

    2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream

  • News

    July 13, 2004

    Affordable Housing Gets Sacked

    Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project

  • Art

    April 6, 2004

    Moonlighting 101

    It's easier than ever to get a degree at night—but the homework is still your responsibility!

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    Howard Dean's Class Action

    Inside the Bitter Wars of Higher Education

  • Dance

    June 3, 2003

    Light on the Subject

    African American Artists Engage a World of Styles, All to Live Music

  • Art

    January 14, 2003

    Mob Rules

    ••• A Sociologist Unravels the Ties Binding Organized Crime

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Rich Men, Pour Men

    Yankee Stadium Beer Vendors’ Cups Runneth Over—So Tip ’Em Already

  • News

    January 30, 2001

    The Trouble With Harry

    Pataki’s Wannabe Cop Gets Nailed

  • News

    June 20, 2000

    Pride Guide

    Event Listings

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Unwelcome Mat

    New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

  • Theater

    December 8, 1998

    The Screens

    All the World's a Cyber Stage: The State of Online Theater