Actress Gets 18 Years in Prison for Mailing Ricin to Obama

A Texas-based actress who appeared on The Walking Dead, Franklin & Bash, and Vampire Diaries was sentenced to 18 years in prison for mailing letters laced with ricin to President Obama and Michael Bloomberg. She also attempted to frame her ex-husband for the crime. » 7/16/14 7:30pm 7/16/14 7:30pm

The Daily Show's Guide to Stop-and-Frisk Is Hilarious and Spot-On

Up until very recently ("recently" as in Monday), New York City was one of several large cities with a stop-and-frisk law — a policy in which "a person [could be] temporarily detained on the street against his or her will for the purposes questioning" by police. Stop-and-Frisk has been legal in NYC for the past 11… » 8/14/13 12:30pm 8/14/13 12:30pm

NYC Is Now the Largest City to Offer Paid Sick Days

New York City is officially the largest city in the county to require that businesses give employers paid sick leave, despite the best efforts of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who claims the measure will "harm the very people it seeks to help." Too bad for him and other powerful critics (ahem mayoral wannabe … » 6/27/13 1:00pm 6/27/13 1:00pm


When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties' nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.

One believes a woman's right to choose should be protected for future…

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Frankenstorm Gives Mayor Michael Bloomberg a Chubby

At a Hurricane Sandy press conference earlier today, New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be, er, excited about evacuations. » 10/28/12 10:15pm 10/28/12 10:15pm

In Two Days Mayor Bloomberg Will Make You Put Your Nipple In Your Kid's…

The mommy shame parade that comes with formula-feeding your baby is soon to be governmentally sanctioned in New York: Latch On NYC, a new initiative announced back in July that begins in two days (AHH!), encourages women to breastfeed by granting them less access to formula. Still confused? Need a visual aid? Check… » 9/01/12 12:30pm 9/01/12 12:30pm

New York City Will Encourage Moms to Breastfeed by Locking Up All the…

Breastfeeding, according to all the trendiest news stories, is the best thing ever — it turns your baby into a super genius with a brain the size of a mutated cantaloupe and all but ensures that child's eventual acceptance into an elite university, either Oxford or the Sorbonne, but maybe Harvard as a back-up. There… » 7/29/12 8:00pm 7/29/12 8:00pm

Michael Bloomberg Is Really Going to Miss Girls

HBO's Girls is over now, and that's either a thing you don't care at all about because you spent late spring and early summer not forming an opinion on popular culture, or it's the worst thing to ever happen to you because you're Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York. Though you'd imagine that Mayor Bloomberg would… » 6/24/12 1:00pm 6/24/12 1:00pm

Georgina Bloomberg Offers a Sensible Take on Her Father’s NYC Soda Ban

No big soda? Like, forever? If you live in New York under the merciless reign of the soft drink despot Michael Bloomberg, odds are you probably asked yourself those very same questions before strongly considering moving underground to join the ranks of the subway tunnel mole people, who let their citizens drink all… » 6/09/12 4:30pm 6/09/12 4:30pm

The Wedding of New York City’s Highest-Ranking, Openly Gay Official…

Christine Quinn, the highest-ranking New York City official to prefer Sappho over Catullus, got married on Saturday, and all the molar-grinding of bigots across America couldn't stop her because New York is among eight states (and a tiny little district) that either allow gay marriage or are waiting on legislation to… » 5/20/12 11:30am 5/20/12 11:30am

Bloomberg Gets Pissy During Gender Discrimination Deposition

Recently-released excerpts from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's deposition in a gender discrimination lawsuit against his company confirm that he kind of acted like an asshole. » 4/15/11 2:27pm 4/15/11 2:27pm

Harper's Bazaar And Katy Perry Riff On Iconic 50s Vogue

Madonna's 1991 Letter To Steven Meisel, Unearthed

Diane Von Furstenberg To Dress Mayor Bloomberg For His Morning Commute

[New York City, September 8: The two unveil a sign to temporarily rename the No. 1 subway line as "The Fashion Line" for the duration of Fashion Week. Very momentous, no? Image via AP.] » 9/08/10 4:56pm 9/08/10 4:56pm

Can Grownups Still Have "Girlfriends"? Not In The Times

To the Times, Diana Taylor is Mayor Bloomberg's "companion" or "sidekick" but never his "girlfriend." Is the paper being old-fashioned, or are girlfriends and boyfriends just for kids? » 6/04/10 12:30pm 6/04/10 12:30pm

Alexa Chung's Least Favorite Things; CFDA Nominees Announced

Posh Spice Wants Shoes; Top Chef Spurns Cavalli