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The Cosmic Explosion That Astronomers Can’t Figure Out

Astronomers hypothesize that a destructive event took place 10.7 billion light years away.

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‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Surgeon Wants to Perform World’s First Head Transplant in December

Some say it can’t be done. Dr. Canavero says it can.

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Recap 1×05: And the Winner Is…

Bette Davis has been nominated for an Oscar and Joan Crawford has not. Man, if you thought they were feuding before…

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‘Your Life Mattered’—Pols and Family Honor Timothy Caughman and Blast Hate

Bill de Blasio and family and friends of Timothy Caughman called for recognition of the hate that led white supremacist James Harris Jackson.

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At NYCO, a Fairy Tale Opera May Lead to a Happy Ending

A sparkling production of the obscure Respighi opera La Campana Sommera is more than just excellent in all its parts: it places NYCO squarely back where it belongs, in the front rank of New York’s operatic establishment.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Recap 9×02: Cheer Leaders, Dear Readers

Shea Couleé spoke for everyone when she asked, “Is this a joke?”

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Facing Re-Election and Political Pressure, NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Phase Out Rikers Island

“The decisions going forward have to be made by the mayor and the City Council, whoever those people are,” Bill de Blasio said of his 10-year-plan to close Rikers Island.

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Brooke Shields, Gwyneth of the East?

Brooke Shields’ house will make you realize just how down to earth she and her art–that she doesn’t know much about–are.

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NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Johnson Files ELEC Complaint Against Phil Murphy

Murphy’s campaign fights back with call for Johnson to ‘come clean’ about law contract

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Imagined Dialogue For: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Chris takes a stab at guessing what happens in the mega-monster movie prequel, ‘Kong: Skull Island.’

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Upgrade Your Next Flight With These 4 Luxe Accessories

This is how to truly travel in style.

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John Cho Appearing on ‘Difficult People’ is the Only Good News of 2017

There is a light in the darkness—a small but proud flicker, like Lady Liberty’s torch guiding a small ship that crossed a big sea towards a nation of freedom in an alternative universe where a tacky misogynist isn’t our president.

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Williamsburg’s Second Annual Dessert Festival Sold Out in Two Minutes

Dessert Goals featured New York’s most famous sweets, photo workshops and an Instagram garden sponsored by Juicy Couture.

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How A$AP Rocky Revived ’90s Fashion

Rocky’s magic potion is a heady mix —his image is young and carefree but also upscale and chic, something the youth market of today demands from their brands. He is one of the prime influencers in the new wave of

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‘Big Littles Lies’ Recap 1×06: You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want

Music is one of the few narratorial intrusions on ‘Big Little Lies’ commenting, among other things, on how delusional these people are.

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‘No Permission Needed’—Muslim Women Blast Donald Trump in the Bronx

Muslim women marched and rallied in the Bronx to as part of an educational “Week of Action” against stereotypes, Islamophobia and the new administration.

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Why Selling the World’s Biggest Diamonds Is No Easy Task

Auction houses, along with gem industry insiders, have discovered that buying and selling the world’s big diamonds remains an insider’s game.

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Black Lives Matter Advocates ‘Self-Defense’ After White Supremacist Kills Black Man in Manhattan

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York is urging people to take self-defense classes after James Harris Jackson murdered Timothy Caughman in Midtown.

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Despite Convention Win, Assembly Candidate DePhillips Opts Not to Run on Bergen Line

The candidate said he will appear on the ballot with his original slate

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How ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Became a Heartbreaking Metaphor for AIDS

The story of a gay, Jewish man from New York who sparked the Disney Renaissance.

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