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Street Artist Turns Ads Into Gorgeous Critiques Of Commercial Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Vermibus says that his work of dissolving the ink with a solvent on posters and using it to paint is his critique of the corrosiveness of a commercial beauty culture that tears down and divides, belittles and relentlessly attacks self esteem and plays on negative emotions to enforce normative values about appearance.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.19.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Todd Rundgren: I Saw the Light

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

"Hello, it's me." Todd Rundgren can never escape that greeting and song title. Nor would he want to, I imagine. It's a signature song for him, one that was transcendent for American radio.

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Flames Bar & Grill in Briarcliff, NY: One of the TriState Area's Best Steakhouses

John Mariani | Posted 04.15.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Even before you get to the steaks and chops, there are decisions to be made from a large appetizer and pasta menu.

Neighbor Issues: You May Be Entitled to Damages for Your Neighbor's Noxious Odors

Andrew Lieb | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Not only can the offensive smell be stopped, but damages may be available to you as the neighbor who has had to endure the offensive smell throughout its existence. In fact, the law in New York is not so extreme that it requires odors to adversely impact your health in order for you to have rights

Neighbor Issues: Snow Removal, Repair and Maintenance on Shared Driveways

Andrew Lieb | Posted 04.01.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Unfortunately, the term "shared" is such an inexact state of being and only through first deciphering how the driveway is actually owned can the mutual obligations for maintenance be precisely determined.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

Fearing Arrest when Calling 911 for Overdose

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Overdose Good Samaritan Laws as life-saving, but unless these laws apply to all, overdose deaths will continue to be the norm. The life-saving call will not be made.

Your Guide to the Best Views of New York's Famous Landmarks

Erik Seide | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

While the freedom tower can be viewed pretty much anywhere in the New York City since it is the tallest building in the United States you will find that many of the those views are obstructed by the other massive downtown skyscrapers.

The Tale of the Tape

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might have a chance if he were blindfolded, too), I am going to call my ongoing kidney stone saga "Rocky."

Ice Skating in NYC: Your Guide to New York Ice Rinks

Erik Seide | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is often been portrayed, from holiday movies to the Christmas tree in Rockefellar Center, as the city that is a must visit destination to experience the sites and sounds of merriest of all seasons.

On Meeting a Woman on the Way to Somewhere Else

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Good News
Jeremiah Horrigan

I won't say I experienced some sort of transcendent moment then, that time seemed to stop and beckon me into some sort of new, spiritually enhanced state. But I will say this: Something told me the murder scene could wait for a while.

5 Most Haunted Places in New York City

Erik Seide | Posted 12.15.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

Having buildings that date back to the 1700's and 1800's has brought not only a timeline full of famous events and infamous character but also quite a bit of superstition and myth.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

Instead of Banning 'Inversion,' Try This

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The aim should be to help streamline and detoxify our tax system, encourage economic growth and at least mildly mitigate the growth of a permanent plutocracy based on inheritance.

'The Call of the Wildman'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a homebody whose idea of communing with nature is to open the windows, I could never see the forest for the trees, or even the mushrooms for the pi...

Noshi's Coney Island

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.18.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Like the Accidental Locavore did, you could pass Noshi's for ages without it registering in your consciousness. But if you did that, you'd be missing out on a really good local hot dog joint.

How People Talk About New York City

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Jen Glantz

Everyone looks at this place like it's something they can slice a piece off of with their knives and pick up with their forks or swoosh around their parched mouths for a bit before deciding if they should swallow it or wash it down with a $1.50 soda from a street vendor on 42nd street.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

Nolita's Hidden Secret: Babel Fair Boutique

Shoptiques | Posted 09.13.2014 | Style

Don't have the time to travel the world? Well, stop by Babel Fair in New York City and you can get pretty close. Babel Fair is the center of world fas...

"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

Near and Far

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

(Above) Sandra Gottlieb, October Waves No. 16 (2013), archival digital c-print on Fuji paper mounted on Sintra, 20 in X 24 in (courtesy of the artist...

The Motivation Behind Creativity: Photographer, Rog Walker

Rai Mensah | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Rai Mensah

For Rog Walker, photography is his medium. It connects him with humanity on an intimate level.