Most students won't earn more with a pricier diploma. Is high tuition worth it?
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
If the many, many allegations of sexual misconduct are true, shamed Assemblyman Vito Lopez is a dirty, dirty old man -- he tells female staffers not to wear bras, shoves his hands up their skirts, etc.The coverup of the disgraced pol's alleged actions by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are equally s ... More >>
It's harder than it looks to sit down and break burritos with Angel Haze. The plan, originally, was simple: Invite the New York-based (but not native) rapper, whose recent signing to Universal Republic and imminent appearance on Hot97's Who's Next stage have supercharged her white-hot status in th ... More >>
One of today's Olympians is a first timer and the other is hoping that a third return will bring Olympic gold. Both have shown incredible promise from early on in their athletic careers, dominating the volleyball and cycling scenes as a senior in high school and a freshman in college. Name: Todd We ... More >>
A Brooklyn pervert convicted of molesting a pair of brothers for years proudly declared during his sentencing hearing yesterday his unwavering love for one of his victims, a 17-year-old boy -- all as the boy sat just feet away, shaking in fear, before calling his abuser "the devil disguised as a hum ... More >>
The unusual suspects
This summer, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough ... More >>
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of Huffington Post's new move to publish university students' seniors theses on its college website (and not pay them), an idea that apparently first surfaced in 2010.
More unsettling developments in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure shitshow. The breast cancer advocacy group cut $680,000 in screening grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, saying that the organization could not give money to groups that are under congressional investigation. ( ... More >>
Junk-food-loaded school vending machines, long said to lure the nation's youth to dietary debauchery, might not be making them fat, a new study finds. At least 33 percent of kids are overweight, the New York Daily News reports, but access to unhealthy snacks -- such as sugary candy, salty chips, a ... More >>
I just got through chastising that Penn State coach all over again for his shady doings with the kids, but in looking back on that scandal, let me remind everyone that turning this into some kind of anti-gay cautionary tale is absolutely absurd. Some family-values councils insisted on doing just th ... More >>
A study conducted by professors at IMD business school, Penn State, and Erlangen-Nuremberg University has led them to conclude that bosses who display narcissistic qualities often perform better than run-of-the mill executives. Frederick Allen, leadership editor of Forbes, writes that the stu ... More >>
Joe Frazier's death on Monday from liver cancer was overshadowed by the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Wasn't that always the way with Joe? Something or somebody always seemed to steal his thunder. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions who ever lived, losing fights only to Muhamm ... More >>
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have put an end to the process of passing resolutions that are purely symbolic or celebratory. The Washington Post reports that last year, the House "passed more than 250, honoring everything from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the IFC ... More >>
Penn State ArchiveLike George Washington, President Clinton dug ice cream -- lots of it.Nutritionist might sum up Bill Clinton's taste in food with a single expression: Junk Food. He was said to have gained 30 pounds during his first presidential compaign in 1992, topping out at over 200 pou ... More >>
Last week, Brian Smith alerted us to some new developments at Ample Hills Creamery, the ice cream parlor he's planning to open in Prospect Heights later this spring. Among other things, Smith told us that his will be the only Brooklyn ice cream parlor to pasteurize its own ice cream mix, mean ... More >>
viaGo ahead and turn Twitter off today, you'll thank us. There will be only two types of tweets: people talking about South by Southwest (or, "South by," if you're an insufferable nincompoop) and people talking about March Madness. Both of them will make you very angry. Just so you don't miss ... More >>
Flavio/FlickrJust as the commercial kitchens of Long Island City may provide a measure of respite for the laid-off, it seems that Italy is also doing its part for the newly unemployed.
Freeze your mouth off this Sunday.It's probably not what you're craving in this weather, but New Yorkers have a new place to get their Italian ice fix. The city is getting its first Rita's this Valentine's Day, located on the Upper West Side (2486 Broadway). The store is owned by franchisees ... More >>
A shock of recognition went down my spine as I watched Pittsburgh gym shooter George Sodini giving a video tour of his house.Now that Sodini has killed three women and himself in Tuesday's horrific shooting, we're all ghoulishly picking over his Internet corpse. The man's diary, for example, reveale ... More >>
A week after gracing the cover of the Voice, "gentleman boxer" Tor Hamer is feeling the buzz. "Now things are really picking up," says the Penn State-educated heavyweight, who fights his second professional fight tomorrow night. When the issue hit stands last Wednesday, Hamer says he took a bundle t ... More >>
Women's hoops for a good cause
Well-educated, well-off, from a good family . . . what makes Tor Hamer fight?
An elegy for a fellow dance critic
Behind the scenes of the NYPD crackdown at the GOP convention
Schanberg takes Bart Richards prize
Redevelopment woes: Williamsburg residents yanked out by their roots
In the new Greenpoint, that means destruction for long-timers forced to close up shop
Think joining the army will clear your student debt? Better check the fine print.
Bush's big plan for sticking it to us again
A holiday guide to coffee-table books with a jagged edge
The GOP's champions of this war had a hard time finding their own way to the battlefield
Daily News Revives Buried Scoop
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
NASA Tries to Launch Space-Science Dreams
Protest Goes Star Trek With Nonlethal Weapons
Chasing B-Ball Scholarships in the Deep South
Million Marijuana March Protests NYC's Record-High Pot Arrests
Do Some People Deserve More Free Speech than Others?