Imagine, in a moment of suspended belief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching your d ... More >>
With stats attributing more deaths to traffic than guns in New York, confusion over cyclists' rights, and continued criticism of the NYPD's handling of bike accidents, many bikers probably want to know: what are the rules of the city's roads? Well, Steve Vaccaro -- a daily cyclist, lawyer who work ... More >>
There's been so much enturbulation in the underground bunker lately, it's been hell on the cats, who just want to catch up on their sleep. So we installed one of those kitty hi-rises this week and it was an instant hit. The little carnivores are remaining more calm in their tiny carpeted condos whil ... More >>
The Talent Show Presents: The Leap Year Show w/H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Lady Aye, Ménage à Twang, Patrick Borelli, and others Littlefield Wednesday, February 29 Better than: Staying home to watch Family Guy. (But only slightly better than staying home to watch Archer.) Since the brilliant FX ... More >>
Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at livestream.com Here is live streaming video of Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address from Albany. 1:45 -- Lt. Governor Bob Duffy (who, the last time we saw him in person, was introducing Governor Cuomo prior to the sign ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
MutaiThe fastest Boston marathon ever has now been run by Geoffrey Mutai, who crossed the finish line while you were lazily sitting in front of a computer in your pajamas, or perhaps passively taking part in a PowerPoint presentation, or possibly commuting. Mutai finished his 26 miles and 385 ... More >>
Aaron Barr, a computer security expert for HBGary, spoke last week to the Financial Times, telling the paper that he had gathered incriminating information about the shadowy hacker group known as Anonymous, a general source of online chaos and most recently, diligent supporters of WikiLeaks. ... More >>
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Taken with an Apple product out of brand loyaltyDeerhunter Soho Apple Store Tuesday, September 28 Better than: An intro course to GarageBand or whatever the hell ordinarily goes on in here. These Apple in-stores are super-weird. The tech-seminar vibe, the folks politely seated close enough ... More >>
People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate
See Michael Kupperman's latest works in 3-D
A panel of judges is reserving its decision about letting Bernie Madoff out of jail before his sentencing. The main point of contention seems to be: is Madoff's failure to flee heretofore proof that he is not a flight risk? Judge Dennis Jacobs asked prosecutor Marc Litt whether, since Madoff's hadn ... More >>
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A black arts center will get bulldozed for a paler version
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Former vice president Al Gore was in New York today preaching more "inconvenient truths" about global warming before a packed audience at New York University. Al "Go Green" Gore While Gore's enumeration of the profound ecological tipping points we face—from accelerating polar ice melts and g ... More >>
Conspiracy buffs craft their own online WTC movies
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