January: a time for resolutions. In state and local politics, however, the resolutions are harder kept than simply signing up for the gym. This was a week where politicians had to follow through on the fiscal discipline that they touted during the campaign trail, as hard as it is for them to do. Tidbits of Read More
When New Yorkers prepared to travel to and from work yesterday, the nightmare that was December’s snowstorm was plastered on everyone’s mind, with images of unplowed streets, piles of uncollected trash and iced-in cars burned very recently in our minds. However, after all of the flack he received from the city’s poor response, Mayor Bloomberg Read More
Twitter can be many things, but has anyone turned it into gorgeous music? Perhaps the first man to ask if such a feat is possible would be Josh Groban, the guy whose buttery voice fills all of suburbia’s mom-helmed minivans with pulsating arias and sonatas. And if there were a Twitter feed that could stand Read More
Even though the hoopla of the election has died down, the political punditry and partisanship has not slowed a bit. In response, a bi-partisan group called No Labels was founded, hoping to bring some sanity back to Washington and civility back to political debate.
The launch event, held at Columbia University on Monday, Read More
Welcome to the The Soapbox, wherein we catch up with the media’s most profound and merely prolific on the week’s items of interest.
We barely have time to keep up with their Twitter feeds, but we honor their right to opine without column inches or word counts, no matter how long ago the story broke, Read More
When the iconic Checker Taxi cabs stopped buzzing around New York’s streets in the 1990s, the eulogies were many. Will the same accolades follow for the utilitarian Crown Victoria, when it is replaced in the next few years?
Since 2007, the Bloomberg administration has been in the hunt for the Taxi of Tomorrow, the Read More
There may be no building in New York more attached to its aura than the Chelsea Hotel. One glance at the iconic sign and you think of Bob Dylan writing the songs on “Blonde on Blonde,” Dylan Thomas passing out after 18 whiskies to never wake again, and Janis Joplin strumming “Me and Bobby McGee.” Read More
It may seem like world-famous musicians intent on making it in Hollywood have a leg up on everyone else, but in many cases it’s the opposite. A preconceived notion about a certain rock or hip-hop star can spell doom for their chances on the big screen, simply because audiences will refuse to believe in their Read More
A few days ago it was announced that astronomically popular teen idol Justin Bieber would be releasing his own line of nail polish (pictured to the right). Taken aback by this seemingly ill-conceived venture, we investigated other odd celebrity-product combinations. To see some of the most outlandish examples, click on through below.