The legal aftermath of of the NYPD's crackdown on street protest over the past year continues to unfold, with another lawsuit filed against the department in federal court.
The most recent suit is filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on behalf of two protesters, Johanne Sterling and Josh ... More >>
According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap report, which rates things like economic opportunities, education, health and survival, and political empowerment between men and women, the place you really want to live as a woman is...Iceland! Or maybe Norway or Finland.
Pierre Schutz has been named the executive chef at the forthcoming Jean-Georges at the Mark hotel, set to open in March. He was formerly at the now-defunct Vong.
Famed Gascon chef Thierry Marx will cook a special $350 meal at Le Bernardin on Feb. 20, as part of d'Artagnan's 25th a ... More >>
Looks like Rupert Murdoch is getting some traction in his quest to keep "kleptomaniacs" like you and us from getting his content for free. Google senior Business Product Manager Josh Cohen says at the Google News Blog that his company is "updating" its First Click Free program, which had previously ... More >>
Everyone says newspapers are dead (except in New York, city of seven dailies), but Rupert Murdoch has found a way to bring them back to life: making "aggregators and plagiarists" (presumably meaning sites like Google News and Drudge) pay the content-providing news orgs whose works they blurb ... More >>
News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch tells the Financial Times that "we intend to charge for all our news websites," presumably including the New York Post -- and that "If we're successful, we'll be followed by all media." Murdoch already charges for some content at the Wall Street Journal. News Cor ... More >>
Having just secured the crucial support of New Jersey state senate president Richard Codey, Mayor Bloomberg may now add Colin Powell to his list of endorsers who don't live in New York. "I am a Virginian now," said the former U.S. secretary of state, "but if I lived in New York, I would vote ... More >>
Oh yeah, Dick Cheney gave a speech today too. In an address to the rightwing American Enterprise institute, he referred to himself as "a private citizen -- a career in politics behind me, no elections to win or lose, and no favor to seek," and then attacked Obama, the New York Times, "the Left," and ... More >>
Hot off the video wire: CNBC's report on Erdogan walking out on Davos debate
Veering off-topic from the global meltdown, Turkey's prime minister had his own meltdown today at Davos. See the CNBC video above and then read this BBC report, which captures only a bare hint of the full explosion:
Turk ... More >>
Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg reacted to bad poll numbers in different ways. The Governor, shown in a Siena poll to be running about even with Andrew Cuomo in the gubernatorial affections of the people, has canceled his trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, presumably feeling that ... More >>
Traffic is still backed up on Civics 101. What was touted in the web's early days as the "information highway" has become too cluttered with political billboards.
This is not a vast right-wing conspiracy. The blizzard of b.s. is from Barack Obama's embryonic regime.
It's not really a shock. Li ... More >>
Governor Paterson tried to show he's listening today by cancelling one bad idea -- the tax-payer-financed junket he'd planned to the glitzy World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
But the poor guy can't catch a break: A new poll has his would-be rival, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, just ... More >>