"What type of cellphone do you have, what carrier is it and what's your favorite app?" At 7:30pm, after media and tech folk scrambled into the Museum of the Moving Image off 35th Avenue in Astoria, the NYC Tech Forum began. Hosted by Coalition for Queens--a non-profit organization that promotes the ... More >>
VP Records is the Jamaica, Queens-based powerhouse of the international reggae scene. It owns and distributes a score of other labels including its longtime rival, Greensleeves. Founded by Vincent "Randy" Chin (who died in 2003) and his wife, Patriciachildren of Chinese immigrants to Jamaica ... More >>
Yesterday, the Voice reported on New York's tech industry, said to be the fastest growing in the U.S., according to a just released study. Now with some good news came some bad news. Sure, the recession didn't prevent 486 tech companies from starting here since 2007, nor has it slowed the flow of ... More >>
This past Wednesday afternoon, an hour or so after Mike Woodson replaced Mike D'Antoni as coach of the New York Knicks, we wrote that it was probably bad news for Jeremy Lin, because Woodson--a product of old-school coach Larry Brown--favors isolation plays for his stars instead of D'Antoni's point ... More >>
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
For real, we're not even kidding: According to groundbreaking new research from Stanford and City University, adults who have Internet access are "much more likely to be in romantic relationships" than adults without Internet access. Good to know. Also, good for Craiglisting your Missed Conne ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
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Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>
On the endlessly inventive and increasingly mishandled career of Mos Def
NEST school kerfuffle pits working class, one rich visionary against slightly privileged middle tier
If Bush's key adviser goes, these three together could replace him
The alt.truth crowd takes its message to the memorial service, The New York Times, and a great big punk concert
The media must get toughereven on itself
Bush somehow puts Kerry on a swift boat to nowhere
Van Sant's beauties float through intersecting time tunnels toward apocalyptic doom
Warring Pens at the National Writers Union
Indulging in Cannes's Desserts of the Reel
Talking to Reefer Madness Author Eric Schlosser About the Nations Shadow Economies
Spanking the Modern Monkey
The Sharks Looking for a Big Hit
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll From Here
Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List
Who's Behind the Real Estate Gold Rush and Who's Fighting It?
Win or Lose, Steinbrenner Wins
The 'Times' Condones Censorship, Venezuelan Style
Little Johnny and Big-Biz Music Duke It Out Over Peer-to-Peer Software
A City of Spires Searches for Its Next Skyline
The Business Behind the Gates-West Power Play
Towering Losses, Towering Deeds
Sweaty Scenes From the Life of an AOL Censor
In Which 'Brill's Content' Loses Its Virginity
AOL's Love-Hate Relationship With 'Time'
A jones for dance can break the bank
How much are 'Natural Born' Killers affected by film violence?
The Heavyweight Championship is in crisis
Got money on the brain as tax time looms? Save the planet and make a profit.
Beyond Style at Fashion Week
Well-heeled incumbents heavily favored in city congressional races
Virtual students give school the boot (up)
Martha Stewart Is One Burned-Up Cookie