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This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as.. ..the Little Neckers. Right about now a chill will be running down your spine if you’re gray at the temples and you grew up where I did on the edge of Queens, in a sweet neighborhood called Douglaston
Watching the Australian Government try to navigate the difficult shoals of energy policy in the 21st century is like watching a ship adrift without a compass, or perhaps a map provided by the fossil fuel industry back in 1950. While major emitters in Europe, North America and Asia are setting out structured plans to transition their economies away from the dirty, polluting energy sources of the 19th and 20th centuries – coal, oil and gas – the Australian Government appears to be engaging in a debate that many thought would not still be underway in 2016
Donald Trump spoke today at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and offered a new “contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter,” which is pretty funny given that Trump has failed to honor hundreds of contracts. So I’m not sure we should sign it
Without taking her eye off the ball, Hillary Clinton (D-NY) should immediately start campaigning against gridlock. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should nationalize the race for Congress on this issue. Same for Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. “Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did not have as white male,” said Hawkins, 43, noting a difference in the way she is treated when off duty and away from her relatively tolerant city of Washington. “I don’t feel as safe as I used to
The 1,300 cop city council (which they will forever be known as) yesterday proposed changes to New York’s wildly abusive treatment of street vendors. Since 1983, there the city has capped the number of permits required to legally sell on the street.
One of the biggest political and social issues of our time is refugees and the situation only becomes more critical numbers of refugees increase day to day. Meet Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung who uses questions of migration, conflict and cultural memory as the raw material for her art. Chung’s work often takes the form of participatory workshops in which the artist uses maps and cartography as a medium for young refugees to think about their experiences.
NEW YORK ― An imam and a member of his congregation were shot dead on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports. Witnesses heard several shots fired near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Queens at about 1:50 p.m., according to the New York Daily News. The two men were found lying in a pool of blood and witnesses said they’d both been shot in the head. More..
NEW YORK ― An imam and another man were shot on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports. One man was killed
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What we learn from ESPN’s new film Doc and Darryl is that like the rest of us, Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry don’t quite know what to say about what happened. So one of the most valuable takeaways from this latest revisit to an oft-told tale is the seemingly peripheral, but critical fact that while it’s easy for outsiders to see them as tragic twins, they were and remain different people who walk different paths. More…
President Obama issued a video endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden’s video will presumably be up as soon as the vice president works out the kinks in his fog and laser machines. Bernie Sanders effectively ended his campaign as he began it: looking disheveled in Washington with no one really caring about his agenda
Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. More…
Embed from Getty Images When Governor Chris Christie famously said, “I don’t consider myself a wealthy man,” the $699,000 earner with a net worth of $3.8 million may be excused for his confusion; he didn’t have this handy calculator to set him straight. The Pew Research Center’s latest tool for determining who’s rich and who’s not brings reality to the fore, but class delusion has a funny way of enduring despite the facts
With constant reminders that they wouldn’t be in any way, shape, or form disturbing the way Broken Windows policing operates in New York City, the city council today rolled out a new set of bills said to adjust some penalties for low-level offenses. For about a year there had been talk about ‘decriminalizing’ some of offenses often associated with the Broken Windows theory, which says cracking down on low-level behaviors deters serious crime. It didn’t even go that far.
John Douglas Thompson as Louis Armstrong: His heart belonged to music. Photos by T. Charles Erickson Anyone old enough to recall Louis Armstrong’s many gigs on the Ed Sullivan Show or curious enough to view his videos on YouTube knows the great trumpeter/singer as a jovial guy with a radiant smile and an ingratiating way with words
While accepting the award for Best Actor in a Television Drama at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Jon Hamm revealed that he had pitched a very different ending for the show “Mad Men.” Hamm told the audience that he had tried to convince series creator, Matthew Weiner, that the last moment of the series should be soundtracked by the band Chumbawamba, most famous for their 1997 song “Tubthumping.” The Golden Globe Awards are very serious and Hamm is a very serious actor, so this statement should be taken at face value. As Hamm is also a very handsome, serious actor, that face value is worth even more than usual.
Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m addicted to 30-day challenges. If you’ve been keeping up with me for awhile, you know this statement is true, but if you’re new I’ll elaborate
This photograph taken by Mick Rock became of the cover of Queen’s 1974 album ‘Queen II.’ Clockwise from the top: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. (Photo provided by Hollywood Records) The British rock band Queen recently marked a special milestone in its career: the 40th anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is generally regarded as the group’s signature song . Written by the group’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury, the nearly six-minute track of rock and opera is not only Queen’s most beloved hit but an integral part of popular culture–from its inclusion in the 1992 film comedy Wayne’s World , to the Muppets’ version of it from 2009 .
NEW YORK (AP) — All members of a California-based band that was to perform at the Paris venue where one of Friday night’s deadly attacks occurred are safe and have been accounted for, a U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department said
“I can’t say how grateful I am to the people who helped me, and I want to say to everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world.
Tamar Ettun , Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly , 2015. Courtesy of the artist
As more and more of your favorite stars hop on the Snapchat wagon, figuring out how to add them to your friends list can become a difficult task. Celebrities use the rising social media platform to share sexy selfies , funny videos, or behind-the-scenes footage, but unlike Instagram and Twitter, there are no verified accounts or check marks next to their name, so trying to hunt them down can seem like an endless mission.
By College Tourist ; Author: Angela Serednicki , Ryerson University Green Energy and Blue sharks are just a small taste of what Portugal has to offer Stop by Sintra You can’t miss going to Sintra. It’s about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step into a fairytale land as you explore castles and gardens fit for kings and queens
Controversy surrounding Roland Emmerich’s gay rights historical drama Stonewall started early when the trailer was released . In it, we see the film’s young hero, Danny (Jeremy Irvine), is the person who throws the fateful brick that shatters the window of Greenwich Village’s Mafia-run Stonewall gay bar, a moment that incited days of rioting that are widely credited as starting the gay pride movement and the battle for gay rights. While historians are not sure exactly who threw that first brick , the fact that Danny is a white, middle-class boy from Indiana drew the ire of several gay and transgender groups, who announced a boycott of the film since the trailer seemed to indicate that it would be yet another whitewashing of history, painting a handsome, white, straight-looking male as the savior while downplaying the pivotal role that lesbians, people of color, drag queens, and transgender people played in starting the riots
EDINBURGH — Queen Elizabeth, who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, makes history on Wednesday when she becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. At about 5.30 p.m. (1230 ET), Elizabeth, who now aged 89 is also the nation’s oldest ever monarch, will surpass the 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes that her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria spent on the throne
Even though it is located in the North East, New York City can have some oppressively hot days and nights that can only be escaped by either retreating into the confines of a room with the A/C on full blast or by heading to the Hudson or East Rivers to bask in the rivers’ life sustaining breeze. Most New Yorkers try to avoid staying indoors as we spend most of winter there hiding from the elements so the only real option is to head to the river. New York City is full of hidden and mostly unknown riverside bars that are perfect for any hot summer day or night
NEW YORK (AP) — A casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building Monday, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring six people, authorities said. The Resorts World Casino bus, swerving to avoid hitting a car, struck the building that houses a law office at about 2:30 p.m
A Château by Night. Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked – the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day’s heat wave
Talking with John Waters: Endlessly funny, erudite, charming and so well-read, just try to keep up (he reads two books a week). I was thrilled to interview him for Sight & Sound’s September issue.
We don’t get to choose who our ancestors were.
I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.
An annual mural tradition of non-pretense, New York hosted the 6th Annual Welling Court mural festival this weekend in a working class neighborhood in Queens, thanks to a grassroots couple who hustle to match artists with walls and opportunity. More than a hundred artists, whose styles span the graffiti-urban art-street art spectrum, participate every year in this community event that eschews the creeping fingers of commercial interests and the pontificating tongues of the art critics. More…
By Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have accused a New York City college student of plotting to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the city in support of the militant group Islamic State, according to court documents made public on Tuesday.
An unusually buff kangaroo has made a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, his new home, and he’s reportedly been intimidating and astounding his human neighbors with his massive muscles. Seven News Brisbane says the muscly marsupial has been spotted hanging out at the golf course in North Lakes, Queensland, among other areas
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland, May 9 (Reuters) – After sweeping almost all the seats in Scotland in Thursday’s British election, the leader of the secessionist SNP cautioned British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday: Ignore the wishes of Scottish voters at your peril. Cameron’s Conservatives stormed to a surprise overall majority in the national parliament, but scraped only one seat in Scotland while the Scottish National Party, less than nine months after losing an independence referendum, grabbed half of all the votes cast north of the border.
Stories about gum staying in your stomach for seven years are the least of your worries. In a new teaser for Fox’s “Scream Queens, ” Emma Roberts reveals that her gum holds a scary surprise. It’s safe to say that after this you might be taking a pass on the Bubblicious for a while
When Margaret Eby moved from her native Alabama to New York City, like many college freshman before her she found that her first New York experience revolved around Manhattan.
NEW YORK — More than 20,000 police officers and other mourners gathered Saturday at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of two NYPD officers shot and killed in an ambush last Saturday.
NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos was a protector. As mourners gathered at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Friday for the officer’s wake, Ramos is being remembered as a deeply spiritual person — the kind of cop who was willing to serve the city’s physical and spiritual needs for protection. More…
No, the rules have not changed since France’s Zinedine Zidane was infamously ousted from the final of the 2006 World Cup.
Hello, hello, hello! “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is back for its seventh season with one of its most diverse line-ups of queens to date.
ISTANBUL –The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, who is serving a seven-year sentence in Egypt for what have been widely denounced as false charges, appealed to Egypt’s president on Friday to send their son home before Christmas. “Dear Mr. President el-Sissi,” Peter’s Greste’s father, Juris Greste, said solemnly at a televised press conference in Brisbane, Australia.
In a bizarre series of events this week, a barefoot man in Queensland, Australia flagged down a news van, confessed to assaulting a woman and then carjacked the vehicle at gunpoint before driving away and crashing into a gas tank.
New York City neighborhoods known for their middle-class appeal may be tumbling down the socioeconomic ladder, and children are suffering the consequences. A new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness found that the number of homeless kids in public city schools has jumped 63 percent in the last five years, with the borough of Queens experiencing an alarming 90 percent spike. As New York Daily News reported, most of the increase was felt in neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens known to house middle-class families
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A California high school will have a same-sex couple among its homecoming court at the big dance on Friday. Shealynn and Charley, juniors at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, were nominated for junior homecoming queens, along with two heterosexual couples
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Santiago, Chile, viernes 10 de Octubre del 2014 Los goles fueron obra de Gary Medel y Eduardo Vargas, éste último en un par de ocasiones Perú falló un penalti en los pies de Paolo Guerrero Chile superó este viernes a un blando Perú por 3-0 de la mano de un inspirado Eduardo Vargas, autor de dos tantos, en un duelo amistoso disputado en la ciudad chilena de Valparaíso. Gary Medel también marcó un gol en un partido muy desequilibrado en el que Perú apenas inquietó a su rival, pese a que falló un penalti con empate a cero en el marcador. Los peruanos se acercaron con peligro un par de veces en los primeros minutos pero rápidamente el conjunto chileno asumió el dominio del juego.
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Manchester, Inglaterra, viernes 19 de Septiembre del 2014 Para el holandés, Falcao no intefiere con Van Persie El técnico del Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, afirmó este viernes que le gustaría que Cristiano Ronaldo volviera a Old Trafford, aunque admitió que será difícil que el Real Madrid venda a su estrella portuguesa. En los últimos días surgieron rumores de que el Manchester United podría intentar fichar al delantero de 29 años, que dejó Old Trafford por el Real Madrid tras el pago de 80 millones de libras (131 millones de dólares, 102 millones de euros) en 2009.
Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began. He was 13 and living in post-Cultural Revolution Tibet in the late 1970s, when the Future Buddha, Jampa, also known as Maitreya, came to him in a dream. More..
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Lisboa, Portugal, martes 19 de Agosto del 2014 Jugará con el cuadro lisboeta por las próximas dos temporadas El Benfica, actual Campeón portugués, anunció este martes la contratación por dos años del guardameta Julio César, titular de la Selección de Brasil en el último Mundial. Julio César, quien cumple 35 años en septiembre, se desvinculó del Queens Park Rangers de Londres para ingresar en el coloso lisboeta, que disputa la Liga de Campeones.
Anthony Weiner may not be able to win votes, so now he’s trying to win over stomachs instead . The former New York congressman is involved in a project to open a nonprofit restaurant in the Rockaways, a neighborhood in Queens that continues to suffer after being hit hard during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, according to the Rockaway Times.
Hey qweeeeeen! Johnny McGovern dropped the latest installment in his new web talk show “Hey Qween!” last week and it features beloved “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Willam Belli. More…
This is the eleventh installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols ‘ ongoing series “After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past” that examines the state of New York nightlife in the modern day, as well as the development and production of nightlife over the past several decades. Each featured individual in this series currently serves as a prominent person in the New York nightlife community or has made important contributions in the past that have sustained long-lasting impacts. HuffPost Gay Voices believes that it is important and valuable to elevate the work, both today and in the past, of those engaged in the New York nightlife community, especially in an age where queer history seems to be increasingly forgotten.
Verizon’s "Cut the Copper" Stealth Plan: Thousands Were Held Hostage with No Phone Service for Months.
Verizon didn’t tell the whole truth in their filing to ‘shut off the copper’. Update of Part V of the series based on the report ” It’s All Interconnected” . More…
By James M. Dorsey No matter how entrenched animosities in the Middle East may be, one principle is upheld by all: never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity
Thanks to some kind rescuers, one dog escaped an awful ordeal. In the video above, Chris Ouwerkerk, of the Michigan Human Society, rescues a dog with a plastic jug stuck on her head, who was found living in an abandoned house.
What started out as a simple, selfless idea to help women cancer patients, has grown into an incredible organization spanning all 50 states and Canada. After receiving a call from a woman with cancer who said that she was unable to afford the professional cleaning offered by Buckets and Bows Maid Service , in Lewisville, Texas, owner Debbie Sardone decided to never again charge clients who were undergoing cancer treatment
Alecia Phonesavanh still can’t bring herself to look at the deep wound in her son’s chest caused by a grenade hurled by a SWAT team. But watching donations and well wishes pour in from friends, family and complete strangers gives her hope. The mother of four’s world was completely rocked last month when a SWAT team raided her sister-in-law’s Atlanta home — in search of drugs they never found — and detonated a flashbang grenade , WSBTV reported.
LONDON–Ivan Turgenev’s 1862 novel Fathers and Sons , which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donmar Warehouse. In other words, a revered Russian work by way of an Irish playwright is being performed by an English cast enhanced in part by the American actor Seth Numrich. And Turgenev couldn’t be in a better collection of hands, certainly not as Lyndsey Turner directs it for all the bruised feelings, flaring tempers, confusions and passions that are on Turgenev’s pages–and as played with those emotions in mind by a cast including Anthony Calf as one of the fathers, Karl Johnson as another, Joshua James as one of the sons, Numrich as another and Elaine Cassidy, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Susan Engel, David Fielder, Tim McMullan, Jack McMullen, Siobhan McSweeney, Phoebe Sparrow and Lindy Whiteford dynamic in the other roles.
Late last month we brought you the news that Logo TV was slated to launch a compelling new initiative to honor some of most influential individuals who have broken new ground in the quest for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Called “Trailblazers,” the program will be a one-hour special airing on Logo that features celebrities, politicians, activists and trendsetters actively working towards changing our culture for the betterment of the LGBT community, as well as performances by some of today’s most prominent musicians. More..
Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, viernes 16 de Agosto del 2013 Cardiff City, Hull City y Crystal Palace fueron los equipos que ascendieron El Manchester United arrancara esta temporada como campeón defensor. La Premier League está de vuelta y promete grandes emociones después de un mercado de verano en el que los fichajes y la renovación que se dio en los banquillos la han colocado como la más atractiva para el siguiente año futbolístico.
Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO (Enviado) Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre, Brasil, domingo 9 de Junio del 2013 El delantero destacó la paciencia de su Selección para buscar los goles Julio César acepta el reto de conquistar a la afición brasileña Pese a que en varios momentos del partido e incluso cuando salió de cambio la afición le recriminó algunos errores que tuvo en el primer tiempo, Neymar, delantero estrella de la Selección de Brasil señaló que espera todo el apoyo de la ‘torcida’ en la Copa Confederaciones. El refuerzo del Barcelona de España no quiso ahondar en los abucheos de los que fue objeto y simplemente se dedicó a comentar que espera lo mejor de la afición para el torneo que comienzan el próximo sábado en Brasilia ante Japón.
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Manchester, Inglaterra, sábado 19 de Enero del 2013 Liverpool aplastó 5-0 a Norwich con un gol y una asistencia del uruguayo Luis Suárez David Silva logró un doblete y Manchester City derrotó este sábado 2-0 a Fulham, para reducir transitoriamente a cuatro puntos la diferencia que lo supera del líder Manchester United en la liga Premier. El volante español anotó a los dos y 69 minutos, sus primeros goles en dos meses, para acercarse a un United que visita el domingo a Tottenham. Liverpool aplastó 5-0 a Norwich con un gol y una asistencia del uruguayo Luis Suárez.
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias The Britannia Stadium ante una buena entrada, sábado 12 de Enero del 2013 Jonathan Walters cabeceó dos veces la pelota hacia su propia meta El Chelsea le arrebató este sábado al Tottenham el tercer lugar en la Premier League, al aprovechar dos autogoles del mismo jugador para vencer 4-0 a Stoke y borrar el último récord invicto como local en el futbol inglés. Tottenham empató 0-0 con el colero Queens Park Rangers para abrir la puerta a Chelsea, que no desaprovechó la oportunidad. El delantero de Stoke, Jonathan Walters, cabeceó dos veces la pelota hacia su propia meta, a los 45 y 62 minutos.
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, martes 25 de Diciembre del 2012 Ahora el equipo tiene otros cinco partidos en 15 días, comenzando el miércoles en Norwich La reciente abundancia de goles por parte del Chelsea está educiendo poco a poco la enemistad de los hinchas del club hacia el nuevo técnico Rafa Benítez. La paliza de 8-0 sobre Aston Villa el domingo mostró la capacidad ofensiva de Chelsea y disipó algunos de los temores del futbol aburrido que Benítez pudiera traer al equipo tras reemplazar al despedido Roberto Di Matteo el mes pasado.