OCT. 11, 2018 She moved to Flushing, Queens, with dreams of success and citizenship. Now she was crumpled outside a massage parlor on 40th Road, her blood pooling on the pavement she had so often worked. An epic tragedy on a small block in Queens. By DAN BARRY and JEFFREY E. SINGER Photographs and video by TODD HEISLER OCT. 11, 2018 A woman begins to fall. With her long dark hair in a ponytail and her black-and-red scarf loose around her neck, she is plummeting from a fourth-floor balcony, through the neon-charged November night. Below awaits 40th Road, a gritty street of commerce in the Flushing section of Queens. Chinese restaurants and narrow storefronts, and dim stairwells leading to private transactions. Strivers and dawdlers and passers-by, all oblivious to what is transpiring above. But before the pavement ends the woman’s descent, a few feet from a restaurant’s glittering Christmas tree, imagine her fall suddenly suspended — her body … [Read more...] about The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail
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CLEVELAND -- It didn't take long for Dick Feagler's new bosses at The Cleveland Press to figure out they'd hired someone special. "Early on, we could see he was rare talent," recalled 93-year-old Bill Tanner, an assistant that day when Feagler first walked into the Press newsroom. "Dick was a man for all seasons. He could relate to the bellman or the banker. Louie spotted it right away." Louie Clifford was the legendary Press city editor his young protege came to idolize. In 1968, Clifford suffered a heart attack and died in Feagler's arms outside the Press building at 901 Lakeside. Feagler died July 1, just four weeks shy of his 80th birthday. His body of work, which includes a 40-year career of success in television news, secures Feagler's place as a giant of Cleveland journalism. In his prime, no one in the country crafted more magnificent columns. "Feagler's Cleveland," the first of three books featuring his best columns, offers a compelling historical … [Read more...] about Dick Feagler’s gift, to cherish the past and foretell the future: Brent Larkin
By SLOANE CROSLEY JUNE 7, 2018 Part of our New York Issue: love in a single Saturday in New York. Love City The Hearts of New York Editor’s Letter 1:04 AM Clinton Hill 1:52 AM East Village 2:08 AM Sunset Park 2:17 AM Staten Island 3:30 AM Mount Eden 4:56 AM Times Square 5:15 AM Astoria 7:02 AM Kips Bay 8:28 AM Bed-Stuy 10:02 AM Central Park 12:10 PM Nomad 1:04 PM U.W.S. 2:42 PM Chelsea 2:42 PM Richmond Hill 3:10 PM South Brooklyn 3:25 PM East Elmhurst 4:22 PM Bed-Stuy 5:20 PM Gramercy Park 5:31 PM Rikers 6:16 PM Red Hook 7:54 PM Richmond Hill 8:37 PM Bed-Stuy 9:21 PM Flatiron 9:25 PM Bronx Center 11:27 PM Bushwick Love Lost What Kind of New Yorker Gets Up Early for a Royal Wedding? Text by Sloane Crosley Photographs by Dolly Faibyshev JUNE 7, 2018 There is very little America needs to know … [Read more...] about What Kind of New Yorker Gets Up Early for a Royal Wedding?
Pearl Lam, Helen Molesworth, Lubaina Himid, Nato Thompson and Amy Sherald. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer Way back before it turned up 22,809 unique results when you search Etsy, “avant-garde” actually meant something. The work of the those who earned the distinction wasn’t just new—it was different. Those artists were truly the advance guard, the ones the rest would follow.But however appropriated and abused, the term is far from dead. There are still those who live up to its original promise in the truest sense. The artists we love, or love to hate. The ones at the center of our most intense debates. The people who give us a reason to really talk about art.And of course any great artist needs their champions: the curators, gallerists and institutional directors who put their boundary-demolishing work on view. So we decided to pinpoint who exactly these people are. Who will we be talking about most fervently over the course of 2018, and the years that follow? … [Read more...] about The 51 Artists, Curators, Directors and Dealers Changing the Art World in 2018
Ben Steverman, Bloomberg Published 7:40 am, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Susan Goldman/Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The Hollywood sign above Los Angeles in 2004. The Hollywood sign above Los Angeles in 2004. Photo: Susan Goldman/Bloomberg The big winners in Trump's tax cuts include his loudest critics in Hollywood 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In a surprise plot twist, President Donald Trump's new tax law is delivering many of its juiciest benefits to his most vocal critics in Hollywood. The tax overhaul doles out windfalls to the producers and film financiers who control the entertainment industry. It slashes tax rates, especially on overseas profits that are the lifeblood of Hollywood, and changes accounting rules in a way that could attract more investment dollars to show business. With clever tax … [Read more...] about The big winners in Trump’s tax cuts include his loudest critics in Hollywood