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 >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Stevie B, Corina, Safire, and more return to the Bronx
Another pepper-spray incident that defies logic
While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover
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 >>
Rising Cuny enrollment means much-lauded campus high schools could get the boot
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 >>
Can you spot the next Phelps?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Larry Seiler has cerebral palsy. But he doesnt want your pityhe wants your love.
2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream
Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project
It's easier than ever to get a degree at nightbut the homework is still your responsibility!
Inside the Bitter Wars of Higher Education
African American Artists Engage a World of Styles, All to Live Music
A Sociologist Unravels the Ties Binding Organized Crime
Yankee Stadium Beer Vendors Cups Runneth OverSo Tip Em Already
Patakis Wannabe Cop Gets Nailed
New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers
All the World's a Cyber Stage: The State of Online Theater