Our cover story this week is about the thousands of people arrested in New York City in recent years for possession of common folding knives.
In retrospect, Richard Neal knows he should have just gone home. It was already nearly 4 a.m. on a sticky June night in 2008, and the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side were crawling with cops. It was the kind of situation Neal normally prefers to avoid. Where police are, he'd rather not be.
Cymbeline is the misunderstood schoolchild of Shakespeare's plays, the misfit who speaks up at odd times and sometimes says the wrong thing, awkward in all kinds of obvious ways. It's a special-needs play, but the beauty of it is right there in its bones, not least because in it we can see the great ... More >>
This story is not what you think it will be, which is to say, it's not a dating story. Not explicitly, and not generally, either. This story is about kind people, people who are opening their New York and other city apartments to traveling strangers in need of lodging. Except, the twist is, s ... More >>
An invention to keep from splattering your clothes and hair with broth as you slurp your noodles. Also worthwhile if you want your friends to think you are a flower. Chindogu are Japanese inventions intended to assist with life's everyday little problems. But that's not the extent of the ge ... More >>
The three Arrrrrs: Maritime schools tackle the seafaring menace
Why can't parents face the ugly truth?
Coming of age in late-60s Italy
In dubious battle: The military's love affair with technology, from video game to secret weapons
Gifts for addicts and fanatics
Fashionistas Comb Sale Racks, Trash