The NYPD's practices are once again being called into question, this time over the arrest of the ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It all centers around Gonsalves passing a police barrier Wednesday. According to a Reuters report, there's a case of he said, NYPD said, after another ambas ... More >>
The above video demonstrating visual effects in movies and television proves what we've all secretly known for years: New York City doesn't exist. Times Square, the Hudson River, and the UN building are just post-production illusions. Instead, we live in a world made up of nothing but green walls.
FnJBnN/FlickrThe calm before the storm.So it looks like blue fin tuna is only the tip of a very long icepick where the world's imperiled marine life is concerned.
While lawmakers debate gay marriage up in Albany, down here in the city the United Nations took a historic step on gay rights, narrowly passing a gay-rights resolution today. CNN reports that the resolution was introduced by South Africa, and passed with "23 votes in favor, 19 opposed and three abs ... More >>
Everybody wants a tip these days, from hot-dog vendors to butchers. Vegan bakery BabyCakes even has a gimmick with two tips jars that lets customers choose which one to contribute to. [Wall Street Journal] Several of New York's largest food factories have shut down in the past two years, but ... More >>
In a candid interview, Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, admits that he once tried to drink himself to death, lived in a crack house, and stole purses to support a $100-a-day drug habit. [NY Post] A Texas school is testing a $2 million project that will use a high-tech camera to analyze ... More >>
Tonight, New York will join a host of international cities observing Earth Hour by shutting off the lights in a bunch of landmark buildings. This includes the Empire State Building, the U.N. headquarters, the New York Public Library, and a whole bunch of others, including some signs in Times Squa ... More >>
The Real Deal's Michael Stoler tells us that "Manhattan renters are gaining the upper hand as market-rate rents drop." To prove it he shares some of the great deals he's found online: a 3BR at the Brittany for $4,670 per month, a 2BR on East 56th Street for $4,120, and finally a major steal: a 2BR a ... More >>
NBC paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast from Beijing, but the stain of Darfur won't go away from these games
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Chinatown mystery: Why did officials from the bloodiest country on earth stock up at a local gun shop?
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
Protesting Friday in New York at the Mexican Mission to the U.N. The two Oaxacan town officials accused of gunning down Indymedia journalist Brad Will were released from prison today after a state judge claimed there was a "fading of evidence" against them. The Mexico City daily Milenio report ... More >>
State Department calls protest a P.R. stunt
FBI worked hard to cover up a 9-11 cover-upand then hide it some more
President's allegiance to religious right sets Republican Party adrift
As the poor of Asia count their dead, Wall Street basks in riches
In Egypt, Africans fleeing a genocide find protection, and little else
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
And Then There's Bush's Record on Women and Children
Was 9-11 an Autoimmune Disorder?
Facts and Shivers
Let Us Count the Lies on the Road to War
Presidential Candidate Sharpton Goes After His Party
Advocates Warn of Thirst and Turmoil for a Parched Planet
Showing Bush the Face of Terror
U.S. Watches Afghans Sink Into Starvation
From Africa to Australia to America, Activists Raise a Ruckus Around the World
Running, I Can Smell the Horses
Feminists Trade Strategies for a Woman-Friendly World Economy
The Security Council Declares AIDS in Africa a Threat to World Stability
Poor But Not Powerless
Clinton Makes Hay in Asia Mess
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom
At Veruka, the crowd of fashion-crazed heterosexuals seemed a little lost, wanly kissing actual cheeks instead of air.
Rwanda overflowed with corpses