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  1. 'Menashe': The Powerful New Indie That Goes Inside New York's Hasidic CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 |

    Filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein tells Nick Schager about the making of his touchingly intimate portrait of a father and son, set entirely within Brooklyn's Hasidic community. Making an independent film on-location in Brooklyn's Hasidic community , and almost completely in Yiddish , is not the most obvious way to lure people into a theater.


  2. Is a Prosecutor Being Set Up to Take Fall for Overturned Double-Murder Conviction?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 |

    For DAs to review their own convictions is, necessarily, an exercise in trust. In Brooklyn, 'there is a growing concern that the review units are not independent.'


  3. 'Free-Speech Activists' Turn Into Snowflakes At NYC RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 |

    Anti-Muslim provocateur Pamela Geller staged a rally on Thursday afternoon outside the Midtown Manhattan offices of the City University of New York to protest Muslim American activist Linda Sansour's scheduled appearance as commencement speaker for CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy next week. Standing under a tent in front of a banner emblazoned with #CancelSarsour hashtags and the vaguely official-looking seal of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, Geller emceed before a group of about 300 supporters who stood for more than two hours in the rain, waiting through a number of speakers in anticipation of the arrival of the pro-Trump crowd's featured celebrity, Milo Yiannopoulos .


  4. El Chapo's Lawyers: Lock Us Up With HimRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    Security is so tight around the drug kingpin that he has to review evidence through a window, one piece of paper at a time. His counsel wants a judge to change that.


  5. El Chapo's Lawyers Ask to Be Locked in the Same Room as HimRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 |

    Security is so tight around the drug kingpin that he has to review evidence through a window, one piece of paper at a time. His counsel wants a judge to change that.


  6. Can NYC Jails Keep Mob Witnesses Safe?By Katie ZavadskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    Audio recordings in a case against the Bonanno family are to be handed over to the accused behind bars. Feds say they can't trust inmates to listen alone, because people may get killed on the outside.


  7. Will Brooklyn Fall For Soho House?By Lizzie CrockerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    In an occurrence of extreme hipster inevitability, a new outpost of private members' club Soho House is set to open in Brooklyn's Dumbo. Gone are the days of Brooklyn's hard-pressed freelancers and MacBook-toting screenwriters being forced to pose and network in Manhattan.


  8. Fighting for the Future of CinemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2017 |

    The acclaimed director talks the state of modern cinema, the "incredibly important" role of movie critics, and why stories like Lost City of Z are so timely right now. James Gray is a filmmaker out of time-in the absolutely best sense-and that's reconfirmed by The Lost City of Z , his adaptation of David Grann's nonfiction book about early 20th century British explorer Percy Fawcett , who repeatedly ventured into the Amazon in search of an ancient South American civilization.


  9. Keep ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    'That kind of stuff, it's not being covered nowadays. It's going to be a field day for local corruption.'


  10. Terrorist Wanted Gitmo Over U.S. CourtBy Katie ZavadskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    Charged in a deadly 2003 attack, the man known as Spin Ghul-or White Rose in Pashto-hadn't been in the courtroom in a year, saying he wanted a military tribunal to judge him. In fact, Ibrahim Adnan Harun Hausa hadn't been there a single day of the nearly two weeks the government presented its case to the jury.


  11. Trump's Own Lawyers Baffled By His BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 |

    Federal judge stays part of Trump's immigration ban after flustered U.S. Attorney admits government didn't have time to think through "important legal issues." citing 9/11 to justify a ban on all travel to the United States from citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries .


  12. Rates at The Williamsburg Hotel start at $375/night.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    In Brooklyn's Williamsburg, a range of luxury, beautifully designed hotels are opening, jostling for the attentions of fashionable travelers. Last Friday night, an hour and a half after arriving at the Westlight restaurant on the roof of the new William Vale hotel in Brooklyn's hip Williamsburg neighborhood, I checked in with the hostess: Another 15 minutes, she chirped, promising that my name was at the top of the waiting list and my party of two would be seated shortly.


  13. Pearl Jam, 2Pac Lead Rock Hall 2017ELO, Yes, and Journey also enter.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday officially announced the inductees at next year's ceremony: Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, and Joan Baez will all join the class of 2017. Chic's Nile Rodgers will be honored with the Award for Musical Excellence.


  14. I Tried to Nix Donald Trump State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 |

    As New York State Senator, I tried to strip your name off a state park. Now you'll be President, and it's an honor you have a chance to earn.


  15. The MoMA Fire That Destroyed a MonetBy Allison McNearneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    In 1958, a New York MoMA's workman's cigarette landed on some sawdust, sparking a massive fire that killed an electrician, as well as destroying a valuable Monet. Shortly after noon on April 15, 1958, a group of electricians working on the second floor of the Museum of Modern Art decided to indulge in the day's favorite lunchtime custom-a smoke.


  16. Muslim Americans: Govt. Will Protect UsBy Katie ZavadskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    Despite Donald Trump's threats in the days leading up to the election to denounce the system as "rigged" if he lost, Muslim Americans are choosing to put their faith in the system amid his victory in a campaign marked by divisive rhetoric. "Let's see, let's wait and see," said Ayman Sifan, a Palestinian-American who stayed up till dawn watching the election results roll in.


  17. 72 Hours in the Life of a Famous ChefBy Noah RothbaumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    We got the best-selling cookbook author and TV star to keep a diary during her recent New York publicity tour. Chef Vivian Howard made a major leap of faith when she moved back to her hometown of Deep Run, North Carolina, about a decade ago.


  18. Cartel Watch: excerpt from Wolf Boys, about parallel lives of cop and crook in LaredoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    In this excerpt from Wolf Boys , about two American teens recruited by a Mexican drug cartel, we meet Robert Garcia, the cop whose job it became to track the boys down. Shortly after September 11, Robert Garcia was in the doctor's office getting another round of steroid injections.


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