Sponsored Content

    Politics

    Naked Cowboy

    The Groper-In-Chief Trafficks In Souls

    The Groper-In-Chief Trafficks In Souls

    Call it a tale of two elevators, featuring a subway groper and a woman victim as well as the president-elect and a senator.Oh, and with the Naked Cowboy in a minor, altogether innocent role.One elevator is at Trump Tower. On Friday afternoon it ca...

    The NYPD is on the hunt for a man who behaved in the ways that Donald Trump brags about.

    Keep Reading
    s Keith Ellison Actually Anti-Israel?

    Is Keith Ellison Actually Anti-Israel?

    Is Keith Ellison Actually Anti-Israel?

    If Israel doesn’t agree to a two-state solution with Palestine, “either it ceases to be a Jewish state or you say the Arabs don’t get to vote—apartheid.”Is that Donald Trump’s soon-to-be Secretary of Defense or a candidate for chairman of the Demo...

    Conflating anti-Israel policies with anti-Semitic bigotry, some American Jewish organizations are foretelling a split within the Democratic party.

    Keep Reading
    residential  candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski visits Fox News Channel with Hannity at FOX Studios on May 10, 2016 in New York City.

    All The President's Know-Nothing Men

    All The President's Know-Nothing Men

    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has implications for virtually every facet of American life, domestic policy, foreign policy and, more broadly, our standing in the world. But amid very real concerns about how, exactl...

    Trump’s female-assaulting yes-man is back as an informal advisor, in a role that may give him significant sway over the president-elect.

    Keep Reading
    Naked Cowboy

    The Groper-In-Chief Trafficks In Souls

    The Groper-In-Chief Trafficks In Souls

    Call it a tale of two elevators, featuring a subway groper and a woman victim as well as the president-elect and a senator.Oh, and with the Naked Cowboy in a minor, altogether innocent role.One elevator is at Trump Tower. On Friday afternoon it ca...

    The NYPD is on the hunt for a man who behaved in the ways that Donald Trump brags about.

    Keep Reading
    Trump Pollster: these 5 Counties That Won Trump the White House

    Trump’s Pollster: 5 Counties Won It

    Trump’s Pollster: 5 Counties Won It

    Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, referred to her candidate’s electoral win as a “landslide” earlier this week. But the campaign’s top pollster, veteran Tony Fabrizio said just five counties made the difference: four in Flo...

    This wasn’t a “landslide,” Tony Fabrizio says, it was a squeaker—and James Comey helped pull the Republican across the finish line.

    Keep Reading
    James Mattis SecDef

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Donald Trump is going to be sending a ‘Mad Dog’ to run the Pentagon.President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday night that retired Marine General James Mattis would be his Secretary of Defense, making him only the second general to lead the de...

    The respected retired four-star general would need a special waiver from Congress to assume the post, and would be only the second general in U.S. history to lead the department.

    Keep Reading

    Entertainment

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump looks towards the media as he arrives at a costume party at the home of hedge fund billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer in Head of the Harbor, New York, U.S., December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSUJH9

    Trump Tweets Against SNL Again

    Trump Tweets Against SNL Again

    This time, he didn't even wait for the show to be over. About halfway through Saturday Night Live's episode this week, President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, writing, "Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchab...

    Before the episode was even over.

    Keep Reading
    'La La Land' Love letter to L.A.

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the old-fashioned musical charming its way to the Oscars, opens on the most Los Angeles of modern Los Angeles showstoppers imaginable: A traffic jam on the 110 freeway turns into a symphony of strangers dancing out of...

    Damien Chazelle’s (‘Whiplash’) Oscar-worthy movie-musical was inspired by a lesser-known love story that all should see.

    Keep Reading
    Football - Real Madrid v Barcelona - Liga BBVA - Santiago Bernabeu - 21/11/15 Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (R) shoots at goal.

    2016 El Clasico Live

    2016 El Clasico Live

    Big-time rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid will face off in international soccer’s biggest match of the year: El Clasico. This year’s game will take place on Saturday, December 3, at 10:15 am EST at the Nou Camp, Barcelona.Unexpectedly, the two tea...

    Live stream the 2016 El Clasico and watch Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and other world-class soccer players face off.

    Keep Reading
    J. Cole vs. Kanye Rapper comes out with diss track against Kanye. Is rap turning on him after Trump support?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    The diss track is having a renaissance. Earlier this week, reformed actor Shia LaBeouf debuted the ultimate lo-fi diss track: a modest recording emailed to radio presenter Charlemagne Tha God. Like so many unsolicited email attachments, LaBeouf’s ...

    The North Carolina rapper’s new diss track “False Prophets” takes aim at ‘Ye for his recent fall from grace. It’s a low blow—and hints at the coming divide over Kanye the Firebrand.

    Keep Reading
    'La La Land' Love letter to L.A.

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the old-fashioned musical charming its way to the Oscars, opens on the most Los Angeles of modern Los Angeles showstoppers imaginable: A traffic jam on the 110 freeway turns into a symphony of strangers dancing out of...

    Damien Chazelle’s (‘Whiplash’) Oscar-worthy movie-musical was inspired by a lesser-known love story that all should see.

    Keep Reading
    Conan O'Brien

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    It began with Cuba. After President Obama opened up relations with the country in 2015, Conan O’Brien decided to take his TBS show there for a special episode, making him the first late-night host to film in Cuba since 1962. In the nearly two year...

    After taking his late-night show around the world, Conan O’Brien is planning a trip to Middle America to find common humanity with Trump voters.

    Keep Reading
    Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation from the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNSVF

    Kendall Jenner Takes Bodyguards to Paris

    Kendall Jenner Takes Bodyguards to Paris

    Few would blame a blinged-up Kardashian sister for avoiding Paris altogether after Kim Kardashian was the victim of a harrowing multimillion-dollar jewel heist in the troubled city in October. Kim was robbed, bound, gagged, and dumped in a marble ...

    Kim Kardashian's little sister engaged some serious private security for her recent trip to Paris. Is this the new normal for visitors to the troubled French capital?

    Keep Reading
    'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah unloads on General Flynn, Donald Trump's choice for national security advisor.

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    It was, by all accounts, a rocky start for Trevor Noah at The Daily Show. The fresh-faced, relatively unknown South African comedian had been given the unenviable task of succeeding one of the great modern-day bullshit-callers in Jon Stewart—a job...

    The man who is about to handle the nation’s intelligence is prone to retweeting conspiracy theories, sharing anti-Semitic messages, and good old-fashioned Islamophobia.

    Keep Reading
    Conan O'Brien

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    It began with Cuba. After President Obama opened up relations with the country in 2015, Conan O’Brien decided to take his TBS show there for a special episode, making him the first late-night host to film in Cuba since 1962. In the nearly two year...

    After taking his late-night show around the world, Conan O’Brien is planning a trip to Middle America to find common humanity with Trump voters.

    Keep Reading

    World News

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock (5753269m)
Tony Blair leaves home
Iraq Inquiry, London, UK - 06 Jul 2016
The Iraq Inquiry, Chaired by Sir John Chilcot, is finally being published today, six years after it was started. The long awaited report into the Iraq war, the run-up to the conflict in Iraq, the military action and its aftermath is 2.6 million words long.

    Tony Blair’s New Project: Block Brexit

    Tony Blair’s New Project: Block Brexit

    If all political careers end in failure, Tony Blair’s political afterlife is a failure most of us would be happy to inhabit.Blair, the most controversial former British prime minister to still draw breath, earns around $200,000 a pop for speaking ...

    The former British prime minister jumps back into the political game with a new organization to counter anti-EU populism.

    Keep Reading
    Assad

    How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

    How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

    In his first interview after winning the presidency, Donald Trump hinted that he will shift policy in the Syria conflict from one of support for the moderate opposition to collaboration with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “Syria is fight...

    The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists it says it is fighting goes back a decade, and it wasn’t above killing its own people to make a point.

    Keep Reading
    The revolver with which French poet Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover Arthur Rimbaud is displayed at Christie's auction house before the most famous gun in French literature goes under the hammer in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    $500K for Literature’s Most Famous Gun

    $500K for Literature’s Most Famous Gun

    PARIS — Who knew that the weapon in a botched crime of passion could be so valuable?Certainly not the legendary Symbolist poet Paul Verlaine, who brandished a 7mm six-shooter at his teenage lover, the infamous bad boy of French letters, Arthur Rim...

    A tumultuous love affair, a drunken brawl, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a six-figure auction sale: The story of literature’s most famous gun.

    Keep Reading
    ISIS GERMANY

    The Porn Star Islamist Spy

    The Porn Star Islamist Spy

    BERLIN — You couldn’t make it up.Two weeks ago, 51-year-old Roque M. was sitting in the grey headquarters of the German domestic intelligence service (the BfV, known in English as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution) in Colog...

    Enlisted in the expanding counterterror operations of Germany’s BfV in April, he was arrested for plotting his own acts of terror.

    Keep Reading
    Assad

    How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

    How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

    In his first interview after winning the presidency, Donald Trump hinted that he will shift policy in the Syria conflict from one of support for the moderate opposition to collaboration with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “Syria is fight...

    The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists it says it is fighting goes back a decade, and it wasn’t above killing its own people to make a point.

    Keep Reading
    he UK gang blackmailing men over online sex hookups they film

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    British police have warned of a dramatic rise in the number of cases of online sextortion, where unwitting men (and, less frequently, women) are lured into stripping or performing sex acts in video chats, which are being recorded without their kno...

    Be careful when you agree to have webcam sex. The footage, say British cops, is being used to blackmail people in a rising number of cases.

    Keep Reading
    How Assad Helped Create ISIS

    Assad Henchman: Here’s How We Built ISIS

    Assad Henchman: Here’s How We Built ISIS

    In his first interview after winning the presidency, Donald Trump hinted that he will shift policy in the Syria conflict from one of support for the moderate opposition to collaboration with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “Syria is fight...

    The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State goes back a decade.

    Keep Reading
    Trump’s Rep with the Russia’s Gambling Bosses

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    MOSCOW—The casinos here in the 1990s saw their share of bloody brawls, dirty scams, and murders. Most of the best known were controlled by organized-crime groups that fought each other for money and power.Just one example: In the early 1990s, a le...

    When the president-elect set out to build towers and casinos in Moscow in the 1990s, he had some pretty racy friends. Now they root for him—but don’t really trust him.

    Keep Reading
    he UK gang blackmailing men over online sex hookups they film

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    British police have warned of a dramatic rise in the number of cases of online sextortion, where unwitting men (and, less frequently, women) are lured into stripping or performing sex acts in video chats, which are being recorded without their kno...

    Be careful when you agree to have webcam sex. The footage, say British cops, is being used to blackmail people in a rising number of cases.

    Keep Reading

    U.S.

    A demonstrator puts a banner with an image depicting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as he takes part in a protest against Trump, outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, Mexico November 14, 2016.

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    It’s an election year, in a time of economic uncertainty. Running for president is a ranting populist type who has a bestselling book that is part biography, and part shameless boasting. He promises to “make America a proud, rich land again,” rail...

    In his 1935 novel, ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ the Nobel prize winning author created a demagogue remarkably similar to Trump. He also nailed America’s love affair with demagogues.

    Keep Reading
     USS West Virginia Burning in Pearl Harbor

    Why Were We Napping at Pearl Harbor?

    Why Were We Napping at Pearl Harbor?

    On a bright, sunny morning 75 years ago this Wednesday, 181 warplanes of the Imperial Japanese Navy swept down out of the sky from the north over the blue-green hills of Kahuku Point on the island of Oahu, and attacked the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Flee...

    There have been paranoid theories aplenty to explain why the US Navy was so unprepared on December 7, 1941, but the simple truth is that we did not believe it could happen.

    Keep Reading
    Joe McKnight

    Sprung Hours After Shooting Unarmed Man

    Sprung Hours After Shooting Unarmed Man

    “I told you don’t you fuck with me.”Standing over his victim, according to a witness, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser fired a final shot. No one knows how the verbal altercation began, but a former NFL running back was shot dead in the middle of the day...

    McKnight was the second former NFL player shot to death in a road rage incident in Louisiana this year.

    Keep Reading
    A demonstrator puts a banner with an image depicting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as he takes part in a protest against Trump, outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, Mexico November 14, 2016.

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    It’s an election year, in a time of economic uncertainty. Running for president is a ranting populist type who has a bestselling book that is part biography, and part shameless boasting. He promises to “make America a proud, rich land again,” rail...

    In his 1935 novel, ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ the Nobel prize winning author created a demagogue remarkably similar to Trump. He also nailed America’s love affair with demagogues.

    Keep Reading
    Cop shooting

    Cop Followed Man, Killed Him With AR-15

    Cop Followed Man, Killed Him With AR-15

    Authorities in Tennessee won’t explain why a police officer followed a man to his home before he shot him at close range with an assault rifle.Todd Browning died as a result of the Aug. 19, 2016, shooting, carried out by East Ridge police lieutena...

    Video shows why Lt. Daniel Stephenson was justified in shooting Todd Browning, but no one has explained why he was there in the first place.

    Keep Reading
    Luis Lorenzo Vargas is overcome with emotion in court during a hearing for his possible release in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2015. A Los Angeles judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 16 years in prison for sexual assault, after new DNA evidence cleared him of the crimes and linked them to the so-called "Teardrop Rapist," the California Innocence Project said.

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LOS ANGELES—Teresa tries to forget the Teardrop Rapist.“No girl should go through that,” she told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview, far removed from where she was attacked two decades ago.Of course, there’s no forgetting what happened to ...

    Luis Vargas had the same kind of tattoo as the monster attacking teen girls, and cops used it to lock him up for 16 years while the real rapist roamed.

    Keep Reading

    Tech

    he UK gang blackmailing men over online sex hookups they film

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    Police Warn of Online ‘Sextortion’

    British police have warned of a dramatic rise in the number of cases of online sextortion, where unwitting men (and, less frequently, women) are lured into stripping or performing sex acts in video chats, which are being recorded without their kno...

    Be careful when you agree to have webcam sex. The footage, say British cops, is being used to blackmail people in a rising number of cases.

    Keep Reading
    Cult of Fitness: When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.Thou...

    Millions of people consume energy drinks every day, but back in the day those drinks were a little more, um, energetic.

    Keep Reading
    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

    Keep Reading
    A Lt. Col. on video games inspiring violence

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

    Keep Reading
    Cult of Fitness: When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.Thou...

    Millions of people consume energy drinks every day, but back in the day those drinks were a little more, um, energetic.

    Keep Reading
     Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

    Keep Reading

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    In the fact-free world of what trends on Facebook, everything is going swimmingly in Donald Trump’s America over the last 48 hours—even if none of it is true.America’s biggest celebrities are flipping to Trump, manufacturing plants are shutting do...

    Mark Zuckerberg thinks it’s a ‘crazy idea’ that fake news on Facebook helped elect Trump. He should look at the most shared stories of the last two days.

    Keep Reading
    Should Robots Make Moral Decisions?

    Should Robots Make Moral Decisions?

    Should Robots Make Moral Decisions?

    In the beginning of the movie I, Robot, a robot has to decide whom to save after two cars plunge into the water—Del Spooner (Will Smith) or a child. Even though Spooner screams “save her! Save her!” the robot rescues him because it calculates that...

    What happens when artificial intelligence has to make tough moral choices—say, a self-driving car that must decide whether to avoid hitting a child, even if it means plowing into an ...

    Keep Reading
     Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

    Keep Reading

    Arts + Culture

    The City Without Jews

    Anti-Nazi Film With the Missing Ending

    Anti-Nazi Film With the Missing Ending

    Anti-Semitism was flourishing in Austria in 1924 when the filmmaker Hans Karl Breslauer first screened The City Without Jews, a prescient silent film about a “legendary republic of Utopia” that collapses when those in power blame economic woes and...

    As Hitler was brooding in prison, a film hinting at the portending devastation for Jews was released in Austria. And then it went missing for nearly a century.

    Keep Reading
    Interview with author Mark Shriver, author of new biography of Pope Francis

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, whose deeply Catholic family has been enjoying private audiences with popes for decades, pulled every string he could think of, including enlisting the help of two cardinals, in order to land an interview with the subject of ...

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, author of a new book about Pope Francis, says the pontiff is not necessarily opposed to Donald Trump: ‘He’s teaching. He is also challenging.’

    Keep Reading
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra
Shown from left: Henry Travers (as Clarence), James Stewart (as George Bailey)

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    There have been several operas based on short stories or books that became movies recently including Brokeback Mountain (2014), and Minnesota Opera’s The Shining (2016).But nothing has quite the popular resonance of It’s A Wonderful Life.“One of t...

    Composer Jake Heggie has turned the classic Christmas movie, about desperate George Bailey and Clarence the angel, into an opera—inspired by his own father’s suicide.

    Keep Reading
    Klu Klux Klan photography controversy in Salem

    The Klan Picture Behind the Curtain

    The Klan Picture Behind the Curtain

    The piece of art is now surrounded by a black curtain, with arrow signs on its exterior directing viewers to enter on one side. It looks strange: a one-work, self-enclosed gallery within a gallery, like its own mini-peep show or a mysterious polli...

    Gerry Harley’s work featuring klansmen drew such a furious student response that Salem State shut its art gallery. Now the picture is back on display, but concealed behind a drape.

    Keep Reading
    Interview with author Mark Shriver, author of new biography of Pope Francis

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, whose deeply Catholic family has been enjoying private audiences with popes for decades, pulled every string he could think of, including enlisting the help of two cardinals, in order to land an interview with the subject of ...

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, author of a new book about Pope Francis, says the pontiff is not necessarily opposed to Donald Trump: ‘He’s teaching. He is also challenging.’

    Keep Reading
    Hipster Dads Want to Be Called ‘Papa’

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Last year, the writer Elissa Strauss reported that cool, modern mothers have adopted “mama” as their go-to maternal sobriquet because “mom” and “mommy” are too associated with stereotypes about motherhood (as one Brooklyn mother put it, the terms ...

    After the vogue for ‘mama’ comes the attempt to supplant ‘dad’ with ‘papa.’ Will it sweep the country—or stay in Brooklyn?

    Keep Reading
    Princess Beatrice becomes the new 'fun' royal after the Ed Sheeran sliced-cheek incident

    How Ed Sheeran Got Knifed by a Royal

    How Ed Sheeran Got Knifed by a Royal

    The story doing the rounds this weekend that Princess Beatrice accidentally cut the singer Ed Sheeran’s cheek whilst attempting to mock-ennoble another songwriting pal, James Blunt, at a party at her dad’s house, has cast a rare shaft of light on ...

    Princess Beatrice made headlines this week when she accidentally cut Sheeran’s cheek with a ceremonial sword. Step aside, Harry, for the new royal rock star.

    Keep Reading
    Mulberry Street, Manhattan, ca. 2015 & 1900

    The Secret of New York’s Spirit

    The Secret of New York’s Spirit

    At the beginning there are display cases containing an early native’s ceremonial war club, some faintly inscribed parchment, and a slice of pipe that formed New York’s original water system. At the end there is a bejeweled Judith Lieber evening pu...

    The Museum of the City of New York’s ‘NY at Its Core’ exhibit reveals the fascinating story of New York’s 400-plus years of roiling, passionate development.

    Keep Reading
    Hipster Dads Want to Be Called ‘Papa’

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Last year, the writer Elissa Strauss reported that cool, modern mothers have adopted “mama” as their go-to maternal sobriquet because “mom” and “mommy” are too associated with stereotypes about motherhood (as one Brooklyn mother put it, the terms ...

    After the vogue for ‘mama’ comes the attempt to supplant ‘dad’ with ‘papa.’ Will it sweep the country—or stay in Brooklyn?

    Keep Reading