Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son. Iusaset Bakr tells the Voice that she took her Jaihdow Kwantu out of school for the day and brought him t ... More >>
Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coast--the label's biggest su ... More >>
In a city teeming with music schools for kids, one stands out
Legendary TV personality Dick Clark died today at the age of 82 -- and Governor Andrew Cuomo was quick to weigh in on the passing of a "true New Yorker." "Today, we mourn the passing of Dick Clark, an American icon and a true New Yorker who was born in Mount Vernon, graduated from Syracuse Universit ... More >>
If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now
Dear April Fool's Day, Listen. We hate to be the ones to say this...well, actually, we're perfectly happy to be the ones to say this, because we've been thinking it all damn day. You suck. For people who work on the Internet, you suck especially. But also, you suck for everyone. In the dark ... More >>
Even the New York Times says so! Murray Hill, the New York City neighborhood occupying blocks between 34th Street and 40th Street from Madison to Third Avenue, gets chuckled at in this morning's newspaper as the home of buildings "more challenging than a dorm, though not much more." Known for ... More >>
Just in case you doubted it, scientists have now confirmed that falling in love basically generates the same "euphoric" feeling as using cocaine. It also stimulates intellectual areas of the brain as well as the stereotypical areas of the heart...and it only takes a fifth of a second to get y ... More >>
Carl Paladino says he remembers the sixties, but apparently he wasn't there. That's what several people told the Syracuse Post-Standard's Paul Riede when he tried to track down Paladino's claims to have faced down a mob of crazed student rioters. In an interview about his law student days at ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
A new study from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse shows what many immigration activists have suspected for some time: Federal raids against undocumented immigrants under the Obama administration are reaching the highs of the Bush administration in one agency, ... More >>
Graduation is upon us, which means ... commencement speeches will soon commence (indeed, some already have). The question on the minds of everyone who hasn't yet graduated: If you have a shitty speaker, does that mean you'll have a shitty post-graduate life? As someone who can't remember much ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo says that new non-profit health care database for New Yorkers will be up and running soon. Back in January Cuomo muscled health insurance companies to pony up millions to make good for the Ingenix scandal -- in which the UnitedHealth Group-run info company was found to be providing les ... More >>
We frickin' love this, from Syracuse Post-Standard reporter Michelle Breidenbach's account of Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to Syracuse University:Vice President Joe Biden talked with Syracuse students, teachers and parents Wednesday about his mission to strengthen the middle class. Then, ... More >>
Forcibly silenced, an invited speaker at Columbia has not been invited back.
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