Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come out against “perp walks”, reports the Post–the forced march of famous suspects before the media–now that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case looks weaker. “I’ve always thought perp walks were outrageous,” said the Mayor, comparing the walks to “Roman times” for their presumption of guilt.
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The Brooklyn Museum announced three new trustees today, including what the Museum said was the first artist in recent times to serve on the board. The new trustees are New York Law School Professor Tamara C. Belinfanti, Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President David L. Berliner, and Brooklyn arist Fred Tomaselli, Read More
Most stories about the fire at Larry Gagosian’s Amagansett home Toad Hall have featured smoky cell phone pictures, and while the rescued art inside was probably impressive, the house itself is something to behold. NSFW if your boss is a building (because it’s real estate porn! Snap!)
Mark Halperin’s suspension from his MSNBC commentating gig for suggesting that President Barack Obama was “a dick”–after asking for a seven-second delay for his extremely premeditated slip of the tongue–calls to mind so many recent suspensions: David Shuster’s, from MSNBC, for saying Hillary Clinton had “pimped out” her daughter Chelsea during Read More
In light of this morning’s New York Times acknowledgment that a candidate in the Republican field for 2012 is a woman–”Mrs. Bachmann’s rivals,” we are told, “will have to find ways to disagree with Mrs. Bachmann without being accused of making subtle references to her gender”–we decided to look back at how many times the Read More
Today’s cover of Newsweek, with a digitally-aged Lady Di hobnobbing with Kate Middleton, raised our eyebrows–and not merely for the suggestion that, had she lived, Diana would have been “Tweeting from Davos” (wouldn’t she have delegated telling her story to a Twitter-age Andrew Morton?). Why, in our unscientific count, it was the Read More
Nick Denton tapped his microphone between five and eight times to get the attention of the crowd gathered on Gawker Media’s rooftop. “This is pretty good timing,” he said, alluding either to the just-passed rainstorm or the ongoing marriage-equality debate in Albany. Mr. Denton had volunteered use of the Gawker roof for a fundraiser for Read More
On Monday afternoon, activists on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate flooded the third floor of the State Capitol, toting handmade signs, chanting rhyming slogans and singing religious songs in the fervent belief that after this week nothing would ever be the same.
“If this passes, we will have Sodom and Gomorrah, literalized,” said Read More
Politics, Kickstarter, Kickstarted
I’ve always been a big believer that its not the length of your project that counts, but how you use it. Apparently I was misinformed, because today the fund raising platform Kickstarter announced that it will cut the maximum length for projects from 90 to 60 days in an effort to get more of them successfully funded.
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Security, Politics, LulzSec, lulz, Hackers
Few hackers groups in the history of the internet age have claimed responsibility for attacks on so many prominent targets in such a short period of time.
“For the past month and a bit, we’ve been causing mayhem and chaos throughout the internet,” wrote LulzSec today, ”attacking several targets including PBS, Sony, Fox, porn websites, FBI, CIA, the U.S. government, Sony some more, online gaming servers (by request of callers, not by our own choice), Sony again, and of course our good friend Sony.”
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