There’s A Reason Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

At the tail end of last year, the New York book community was hit with unsettling news. BookCourt, the independently run store serving Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and readers willing to venture from their own neighborhoods for the sake of author events and stocked shelves, was closing. For avid readers, the loss of […]

College Athletes Lost Another Fight To Get Paid. But There’s A Silver Lining.

On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled against three track and field athletes who had sued the University of Pennsylvania and the NCAA on the grounds that they were employees who did not receive fair compensation under federal wage and hour laws. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest […]

Want To Boycott Trump’s Businesses? Now There’s An App For That

Are you trying to avoid giving your money to businesses who either support President-elect Donald Trump or were complicit in his election to the White House? A new app is here to help. Boycott Trump is a free app from Democratic Coalition Against Trump available on iPhones, iPads and Androids that allows users to search […]

There’s A Reason U.S. Open Tennis Players Looked So Good On The Court

Tennis players at the U.S. Open don’t mess around ― on or off the court. When each competitor is preparing for a match, they have a series of rituals they go through and one of our favorites is when they visit the Julien Farel Style Suite. As the official hairstylist and only beauty partner of the […]

There’s A Strange Link Between Height And Political Conservatism

If you’ve ever suspected that wealthy Republicans look down on other people ― well, you might be on to something. Recent research involving surveys of people in the U.K. suggests that taller people are more likely to hold certain politically conservative views, and to vote for right-wing politicians.  “If you take two people with nearly identical […]

Trump Said He Gave $1 Million To Charity From His Board Game. There’s No Sign He Ever Did.

WASHINGTON — “I am acting as an agent of charities,” Donald Trump boasted to a gaggle of reporters watching him unveil his newest venture, a board game, in February 1989. “From the Trump perspective, all the profits we make will go towards charities,” Trump said, rolling gold-plated dice across the pink marble atrium floor of […]