Well, this is fun. Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization ProPublica recently compiled an awesome database of very compelling information. And as it turns out, I went through it, and consequently, have a funny story about it!
For the first time in at least 30 years, the port of New York and New Jersey was shut down today by a wildcat strike.
Several hundred workers have walked off the job in a sympathy strike after pickets from a Philadelphia longshoremen's union local showed up at work sites throughout the metro ... More >>
Legendary New York painter Chuck Close has been named by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Close came to fame by taking photographs of his subjects and then sometimes using an airbrush and grids to create hyper-realist paintings from them. (A nice syno ... More >>
On January 22, St. Ann's Warehouse will be hosting a benefit concert to help pay medical expenses for Tuli Kupferberg, the anti-war poet and all around wiseass who co-founded local heroes the Fugs.
Whether because of their political activism (Kupferberg was arrested trying to levitate the P ... More >>
Years ago we gave to a family friend, an middle-aged Irishwoman who never read much of anything, a copy of Angela's Ashes. We hoped her feeling for her heritage would lead her to appreciate the gift, but did not expect her to read it. But when next we saw her she had read it clean through and cheerf ... More >>