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NYC Mayor Extends ‘Open Hand’ to Incoming HUD Secretary Ben Carson

“Dr. Carson is a very accomplished individual. He clearly understands a lot about life in an urban environment,” said Bill de Blasio.

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Kirsten Gillibrand Wants More Federal Funds to Protect Mosques and Synagogues

Kirsten Gillibrand called on Washington to boost outlays to protect religious minorities from the spike in hate crimes that has followed Donald Trump’s election.

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Bill de Blasio Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Talking About Donald Trump

Bill de Blasio most of his speech accepting an endorsement from Luis Sepulveda railing against Donald Trump.

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You Missed Charliewood, A Dollywood-Inspired Performance Piece, With Butt Plugs

Charliewood, the reprise of a Palais de Tokyo performance, was provocative yet beautiful.

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Sharpton Aide Accuses de Blasio and Mark-Viverito of ‘Backdoor Dealmaking’ on NYPD Reform

Almost two years after Eric Garner’s death, Kirsten John Foy accused Bill de Blasio and Melissa Mark-Viverito of betraying their “mandate” by blocking a chokehold ban and other liberal legislation.

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Sex Pistols Archivist Johan Kugelberg on ‘Punk Rock Jabroni’ Joe Corré

“Joe decided to burn his stuff, so he decided to diminish the knowledge of the narrative that he’s a part of.”

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These Flawed and Fascinating Leading Ladies Are Hollywood’s New Anti-Heros

This holiday season there’s a welcome spate of strong, deeply flawed and fascinating female characters driving movies.

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Albany’s Spat Over Pay Raises Turns Into Late Night Press Release War

“I have no idea who the governor is speaking to about these issues, but it certainly isn’t me.”

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A Better Basel: Is Miami Slowing Down?

Day one at Art Basel Miami Beach felt slower than usual, which collectors said was a good thing.

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Council’s Women’s Caucus Unveils ‘Legislative Equality Package’ for the Age of Trump

Laurie Cumbo and Helen Rosenthal outlined a new docket of bills to advance the concerns of New York City’s women during Donald Trump’s administration.

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City Council Speaker to GOP: ‘Go Ahead and Sue Us’ Over Proposed Immigrant Record Purge

Melissa Mark-Viverito said two Staten Island GOP pols can sue the city over its plan to destroy IDNYC files because it will fight, too.

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‘Search Party’ Co-Creator Sarah-Violet Bliss on Her Lean, Mean Millennial Mystery

Now that Thanksgiving is over and done with, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming of losing our minds about what is happening in the country right now. If there was ever a time when America needed an entertaining distraction,

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American Wrestlers Wave Goodbye to Terrible Youth With Catchy Power Pop

There’s an urgency to American Wrestlers’ infectious, witty songs, and it’s only amplified by our post-election ennui.

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premiere: A Westworld Reenactment of Stars Hollow

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life series feels like a Westworld reenactment of the Stars Hollow we once knew.

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Fidel’s Oppressive Legacy

Since the end of the Cold War, peace, prosperity and progress have largely been the order of the day for hundreds of millions of people in the Americas, but not for the people of Cuba. Since he took power over

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Fidel Castro: 1926-2016

Fidel Castro has died.

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Imagined Dialogue For: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’

‘Imagined Dialogue For’ is our new series by the hilarious and talented Chris Scott, of Reviews of Movies I Haven’t Seen fame. Next? Chris takes a stab at guessing what happens in Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Behind the Screens: Filmstruck SVP of Programming and Production, Charlie Tabesh

Welcome to “Behind the Screens” a new feature where we interview the people who make the decisions about what the most influential arthouse and indie theaters in New York and beyond put on their screens. Along the way, we’ll uncover

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Why ‘The Sopranos’ is Overrated

It happens a lot in this era of Peak TV. You’ll be with your friends and amidst some casual conversation, someone asks what everyone’s favorite television show is. Your buddies always namedrop the heavy hitters first: The Wire, Mad Men,

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New York City Braces For Thanksgiving Day Parade—On Top of Donald Trump

Bill de Blasio said the NYPD can handle security for both Trump Tower and the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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