A play dedicated to the first immigrant to New York City
Governors Island throws America a Birthday party
Movies to feed your brain
The NY Botanical Garden makes the city in miniature
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos
If anyone can save the day, it's a red-headed orphan
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 >>
Land of the free and home of the gays
Remember how in elementary school you learned about that guy, Paul Revere, who rode from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts, on horseback during the American Revolution as part of an organized alarm system to warn folks that the British were coming? He didn't, despite popular belief, actually shout ... More >>
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On this Friday, April 29, 2011, the Empire State Building will be lit up blue, white and red in honor of "the British Consulate General in New York, in celebration of the royal wedding of His Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton," according to the official lighting schedule. G ... More >>
If he only had the nerve
The Glee cast stomps hallowed floorboards
Today, Barack Obama becomes the 12th U.S. President since 1950 to meet with Rev. Billy Graham. Let us all give thanks for religion's relentless (and secretive!) stranglehold on American politics. And we pray...
AleBovini/FlickrSweet, sweet Sunday. Easter, whether you celebrate it or not, has one universally appealing factor - treats, and lots of them. As if that's not enough, the bunny brought New York the nicest weather of the year, which makes everything much sweeter. So, we've found an ideal wa ... More >>
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.
At last, a threat to America's security has been swiftly dealt with. A man who was jogging nude near the White House last night was apprehended at the scene and taken into custody. The President was in residence, but there is no indication that he was affected. The jogger's bag was found to c ... More >>
Get comfortable with David Greenspan
Abraham Lincoln not only freed the slaves, it turns out he was a fabulous cocksucker! Gay legend Larry Kramer will report that interesting tidbit in his upcoming book The American People: A History, which is determined to turn the White House into a lavender mansion while adding the AC to DC. And th ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Story of the United States Author: Elbridge S. Brooks Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company, Bosto ... More >>
For your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, a very odd history of US warfare as told by food--starring hamburgers, pretzels, matzo, kimchi, sushi and kabobs. If you never thought of the Cold War in terms of beef stroganoff before... A cheat sheet to all the foods/battles is here.
Stand backthey might pee on you
A celebration of Native theater artists
It was a hard week for John McCain: after his lackluster debate performance, an unflattering report on Sarah Palin's trooper business, and continuing turmoil in the stock market, he's down in the polls. His supporters are feeling the desperation: McCain rallies have grown so furious that some of his ... More >>
Washington takes New York
The site of Malcolm X's killing hosts a new play
A lawyer and a close friend of John McCain, Jordan Wright has been collecting the merchandising detritus of presidential campaigns for five decades. Those stickers, signs, and (most importantly) buttons that Oval Office aspirants produce to woo Americans might seem like mere ephemera, but the items ... More >>
Greil Marcus follows lost highways in search of the American spirit
New York's A.G. appears to mean business for the Dems in 2008
Ready for the Revel-ution
A civil servant speaks up? There's nothing the right-wingers hate more.
A Mississippi side-wheeler docks on lower Second Avenue
The Case for Throwing Poor Trent Overboard
What Does the Democratic Party Stand For?
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