At this year’s Whitney Biennial, the award for the most discussed and divisive piece of art easily goes to white artist Dana Schutz’s painting of the dead body of Emmett Till called Open Casket. The painting has provoked protests and sparked debates about white exploitation of black trauma, freedom of expression and…
Remember this nice gentleman who tried to help us?
h/t @EmergencyPuppy, MSNBC
I wanted a record of it in case somebody *cough* sends some jackboots to try to take it down.
“It was important for me to explain to him how fearful people are in this city, in this country, that not just the rhetoric but some of the policies that have been proposed literally have people wondering whether their family members might be deported, whether because of their religion they are going to be…
Jersey commuters, is all well? Terrible pictures coming out of the Hoboken train station. Injured apparently in the 100s. So strange to see such a familiar station basically messed up beyond belief. Thoughts are with the injured and affected today.
Chelsea explosion. Hope everyone’s okay. Seems like we’ve lucked out, no loss of life. New Yorkers don’t freak out. Let us know what’s going on on your end.
Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Ibthaj Muhammad (fencing) and gold & silver medalist Simone Manuel (swimming) visit with Olympic 4x-gold medalist Serena Williams - also holder of 22 Grand Slam titles at this writing - at the 2016 US Open.
Great segment on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning about the “New York values” referred to with such disdain by politicians (namely, Republicans). The audio will be uploaded soon after the segment ends:
New York is cold, hell is hot, and this rat is a hustler.
Dear Dr. Zizmor: Thank you for improving my face! Thank you for improving my life! Thank you so much! Isabel R. NY, NY.
I thought this might appeal to some people. Feel free to share to more appropriate sub blogs. It opens Saturday in NYC.
Welcome to the latest round of Idiotic Victim-Blaming: Dead Pedestrian Version!
There’s a certain ignored artistry to manhole covers in New York City. Millions of people walk over thousands every day and pay no attention to what they look like or where they’re from or how they’re made. They come from all over the world, with one of the largest exporters of manhole covers being in Howrah, India.…
The Empire State Building may be one of the smaller dicks in this chart, but it is one of the most beautiful. Who cares how tall a dick is if looks really fucking stupid? (I’m looking at you, Shanghai Tower)
Just read this article about the many closed subway entrances in Brooklyn. I used to live off a stop like that and it was irritating to have to walk an extra 3 blocks to catch the train. Especially on a freezing winter night.