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PBS's Koch Problem: How a Major Right-Wing Funder Undercut Key Films
Don't miss Jane Mayer's feature at The New Yorker , just posted online, on little-known story of how PBS's WNET in New York reacted in showing Alex Gibney doc Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream.
Mon May 20, 2013
FX's 'The Strain' Taps 'Alias' Alum to Co-Star Opposite Corey Stoll
Mia Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, a colleague and love interest for Ephraim Goodweather in the pilot from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse.
Insurance Journal West
Allstate Sues 6 Physicians, Medical Corporations in New York
Allstate Insurance Company is seeking to recover $3.8 million against six physicians and five medical professional corporations in its third insurance fraud lawsuit of 2013.
Vigil Held For Gay Man Murdered In New York
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered to remember Mark Carson , a 32-year-old gay Brooklyn man who was shot and killed in New York's Greenwich Village Friday in the fifth hate crime to plague the city this month.
Train crash to take toll on road traffic
Train service will remain disrupted and even road traffic between Boston and New York could slow to a crawl today as tens of thousands of Connecticut commuters try to find other ways to get to work after a train derailment injured 72 people and destroyed 2,000 feet of track, officials said.
Sun May 19, 2013
Michael J. Fox Explains How His New TV Comedy Mirrors His Real Life
Like most sentient Americans, NBC is a huge Michael J. Fox fan, and the network demonstrated as much last summer when it outmaneuvered its broadcast competition by way of a risky and unprecedented leap of faith.
US senator proposes student loan refinance plan
U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand is hoping to relieve the debt burden of millions of students who have borrowed to pay for their education especially New Yorkers, who average nearly $30,000 in student debt.
The Las Vegas Sun
NY 'frisk' judge calls criticism 'below-the-belt'
The federal judge overseeing the stop-and-frisk trial that has put New York Police Department officers in the spotlight says she knows she's not the government's favorite judge.
Sat May 18, 2013
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Police call fatal NYC shooting a hate crime
A gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, a killing New York's police commissioner called an "anti-gay" hate crime.
New York Daily News
Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez announces resignation
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Can art change the world?
French street artist JR started the Inside Out project in 2011. He invites people around the world to submit portraits, share a statement about what they stand for and paste large-format prints in public spaces.
Fri May 17, 2013
Theatre 'Kids Go Free' Wednesdays thru June 2013 at Madame Tussauds New York
Setting the stage as the perfect preshow for a Broadway matinee, Madame Tussauds New York is offering theatergoers free admission to the wax attraction for kids when accompanied by a full-paying adult and presentation of a Broadway show ticket.
Stage Tube: How to Be a New Yorker Stars Serve Coffee on the Subway
A hilarious new HOW 2 B A NEW YORKER SUBWAY PROMO video made its debut this morning, and you can check it out below! The video features real New York commuters with Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle , the stars of Off-Broadway's hit comedy HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER which opened on October 17, 2012, at Sofia's Downstairs Theater in the heart of ... (more)
Self-Published Science Fiction Bestsellers for May 2013
Science fiction novelist Matthew Mather led our Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers list with CyberStorm this month .
Local JAX native Angela Robinson lands upcoming TV role
Angela Robinson , an artistic associate of the Stage Aurora Theatrical Company in JAX, will be playing Veronica Harrington in the upcoming drama series: "The Haves and the Have Nots" . The show is created, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry for OWN and premieres on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Angela is a native of Jacksonville, ... (more)
New Yorkers Furious Over Photos Taken Through Windows
In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window.
The Quietly Radical Insight of Frances Ha : A Rom-Com Doesn't Need Romance
Noah Baumbach's film about a kind-hearted but directionless 27-year-old woman has warmth, humor, and witty dialogue - without the obligatory kiss at the end.
Thu May 16, 2013
NY Attorney General Investigating Fast Food Wage Theft
The New York State attorney general is investigating whether fast food restaurant owners have cheated their workers out of wages.
How History Beckons For Anthony Weiner To Run for Mayor in New York
Here's a fact about elections: they are competitive contests between candidates, each of whom brings certain baggage.
City Room: Seeking to Engage Citizens, Athens Turns to New York for Advice
That thought was in the air as Athens's mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, spent an hour at City Hall on Wednesday with Mayor Bloomberg's head of volunteer services, Diahann Billings-Burford . Traditionally, volunteerism in Greece has been carried out by rich women on behalf of the disadvantaged.