3,000 Upstaters Want to Commit Economic Suicide by Seceding From New York

That attractive graphic up there represents a plan put forth by a group of liberty lovers who’d like to see New York state split into two “autonomous regions”: New York, below, composed of the city plus Long Island and Westchester and Rockland Counties, and New Amsterdam, above, composed of everything else. If that… »8/29/15 5:43pm8/29/15 5:43pm


Hey, Pharrell's New Song Sounds a Lot Like My Fave Classic House Song

Pharrell has previewed his new track, “Freedom,” and while it seems the message will be timely, the production sounds more than a little familiar—namely, it’s very close to “Hot Music,” the classic 1990 house track by Soho, aka New York dancefloor legend Pal Joey. »6/24/15 10:30am6/24/15 10:30am

The First Thing Michelle Obama Will Do When She Leaves the White House

When her husband took office, First Lady Michelle Obama was notoriously reticent about moving into America's most famous address. And though she's warmed to it a bit, the thing she's most excited about doing when she's out of the White House may surprise you: as she told Ellen Monday, she really just wants to open… »3/17/15 11:45am3/17/15 11:45am

French Burqa Ban Has Succeeded In Making Things Worse

France instituted a ban on wearing face coverings in public in April, and the first fines may be handed down this week. In the past six months, authorities have been hesitant to enforce the measure, and many police officers are simply looking the other way when they see a woman in a veil. While the ban was ostensibly… »9/20/11 12:15pm9/20/11 12:15pm