Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language
The city will officially launch its bike share program in July -- and Mayor Bloomberg might actually give one a ride...at least once. But that's only so that if someone asks him how it is, he'll be able to respond. "I will certainly pay and ride one," the mayor told reporters this morning, standin ... More >>
EpicStep, a kickstarter-esque website that crowdsources funds for billboards, has pledged to pay for an Occupy Wall Street billboard if 20,000 people vote for it on their website. People can vote on the design and city where it will be built, and if enough people vote, EpicStep will fund it. If 200, ... More >>
Over the past year or so, Marcus Samuelsson has lent his fine name to many things: stainless steel cookware, a fragrance, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, kitchen linens, MasterCard, gas ranges, Buick, a cruise line, television, and, oh right, the Red Rooster. And to this list, we can now add ... More >>
viaBank of America has announced it will no longer process transactions for the website WikiLeaks, which trades in the release of secret government documents. WikiLeaks has teased coming after a financial institution next and in a 2009 interview founder Julian Assange mentioned "sitting on fi ... More >>
Michael Falco for The New York TimesThis weekend's best story comes courtesy of the New York Times, whose Sunday business section features the jaw-dropping story of Vitaly Borker, a resident of Sheepshead Bay, and his online eyeglass store DecorMyEyes. What makes Borker special is his blatant ... More >>
Kim Kardashian, sex tape star turned reality star and sister of reality stars Kourtney and Khloe (plus mother Kris), has sold her likeness to something called the Kardashian Kard. (It's like "card" but with a "K.") This prepaid MasterCard spin-off is for anyone 18 and over who hopes to learn ... More >>
Happy June 1st! If you didn't know, today is the magical day that the New York/New Jersey Port Authority and related transportation organizations with be experimenting with Mastercard's PayPass technology at certain MTA subway stops, buses, and on the NJ Transit. More importantly: in other wo ... More >>
Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>
From Long Island to Zaytoon's Zaytoon's, on Smith Street, is BYOB, and a good, local wine to tote along is Comtesse Terese's First Harvest Merlot, a simple, light-bodied, tannic Merlot that tastes of red berries. It might be too astringent on its own, but it's excellent with food, especially ... More >>
Today in the New York Times Edmund L. Andrews explains how, despite his training and experience as an economic reporter, he fell disastrously into debt -- and also, perhaps inadvertently, how this great country of ours really works. His reasons: he was in love ("Patty was brainy, regal, sexy, fiery ... More >>
The menace of "Paper Planes" trumps the frivolity of "American Boy." Both are good signs.
Try to report a crime, and you can feel like a criminal
The story behind Ed Klein, author of the latest Hillary-bashing tome
A former fundraiser for D.A. Candidate named in stock fraud probe
College kids say the darndest things: Awesome, sexiled, dormcest, and . . . mons pubis!
Marty Pottenger explores the drama of credit card debt
Are Computer Warranties Rip-Offs?
City Peddles Spare Parts Online
Austin Powers Lays Two Nations on the Carpet
Fresh from Prison, Lawrence Amoruso Turns Mulberry Street into Tobacco Road