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The movie "Spotlight" won Best Picture at this year's Oscars. It tells the true story of a group of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe who uncovered child abuse allegations against priests in Boston and ultimately revealed a decades-long cover
The U.S. has charged 7 Iranian hackers over cyber-attacks on American banks and a dam in Rye Brook, New York. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and E
The "Move New York Fair Plan" (once known as "congestion pricing") has been introduced as legislation in Albany. New York State assembly member Robert Rodriguez (D-68th) and Alex Matthiessen, director of the Move New York campaign and president of the Bl
In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe, it's more important than ever to keep your travel plans in place. That's what Nathan Lump, editor-in-chief of Travel and Leisure, argues in his latest article. Read this piece by our
If subconscious biases lead employers to hire more homogeneous workforces, there are also conscious, data-driven decisions we can make to ensure more diverse workplaces. Iris Bohnet, behavioral economist at Harvard University, director of the Women and
New York City Councilmember Corey Johnson, representing District 3 covering Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, and parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Side, talks about his bill to ban the use of smokeless tobacco (aka "dip") in New York C
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is not seeking prison time for former New York City police officer Peter Liang who was convicted in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, an unarmed man in a housing project in East New York. Eugene O'Donnell, profess
Changes to SNAP food stamp eligibility will take effect on April 1st, which could mean big changes for single “able-bodied” adults. Which is why Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of Food Bank for New York City, is expecting a big spike in soup kitchen
Retired wrestler Hulk Hogan was awarded $140 million in damages in an invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker.com over a sex tape. Okay, so maybe that's a weird place to plant a First Amendment flag, but what does the ruling mean for other gossip-type
Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast and author of Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious (Simon & Schuster, 2014), discusses the line between culinary cross-pollination and cultural appropriation. Ashok Kondabolu, a.k.a.