Last week, the owners of Chipped Cup, a popular coffee shop in Hamilton Heights, put a simple chalkboard sign outside. They drew a red equals sign in support of marriage equality, and posted a picture of it on Facebook with the phrase, "Peace, love, equality. #hamiltonheights."
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Sunday is Father's Day!
Instead of ignoring your dad, like the other 364 days of the year, you will have to give that alcoholic deadbeat a call and pretend like you love him -- and that you don't mind that he missed your little league games for greyhound races all those years.
If you don't want t ... More >>
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again.
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The scene here in the underground bunker is like the quiet after a major storm. A hurricane blew up out of the Caribbean this week and hit us square on. The place is a mess. The cats are skittish. But the excitement has finally died down a bit, the lights are low, the empty bottles have been cleared ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
NEW: See our lengthy interview with Valeska Paris, with much more information about her background, her time aboard the Freewinds, and her memories of Tom Cruise's infamous 2004 birthday aboard the ship.
Australian journalist Steve Cannane of the ABC program Lateline e-mailed us early this morning ... More >>
Celebrity journalist Juan Williams had a good week, on balance. First, he was fired by National Public Radio for remarks he made on Fox -- his other major employer -- about his fear of Muslims on airplanes.
That might seem at first a minus, but Williams was immediately rewarded by Fox with a new $ ... More >>
First salmonella in the frozen foods aisle, and now undercooked beef in cans of squishy pasta: The Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs thanks to a malfunctioning cooker in its Paris, Texas, plant that failed to thoroughly cook the meat. The thing apparent ... More >>