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July 2014

KNEEL BEFORE SNOB!!! (Rick Bruner/Gothamist photo)

Hoboken Annexes Brooklyn

As hipsters soil their skinny jeans over the opening of a Starbucks in Williamsburg, the entire Borough of Brooklyn has bowed down to the inevitable bleach-krieg of gentrification by officially becoming part of Hoboken. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams said in a statement, “Some fights you simply cannot win. …

JCPD Officer Melvin Santiago—killed by a man who wanted to be "famous."

Media: Bury the Killer, Respect the Dead

  Charles Whitman. Eric Harris. Dylan Klebold. Adam Lanza. These names strike a dark chord that resonates deep within our collective conscience. Yet I bet most of us would struggle to name just one of the 55 innocent lives taken by these cowards in their spine-chilling, calculated shooting sprees. Since …

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Dear God: I Hate Health Insurance Too…

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling—which granted Hobby Lobby the right to avoid paying insurance claims for contraception and abortion procedures on the basis of religious grounds—has set off a firestorm of speculation on how the controversial ruling may be interpreted. In fact, it would come as no surprise to many if …

Photo Credit: David Stluka - Getty

How ‘Bout Making Soccer Gear for Fat Dudes?

We’re pretty deep into the World Cup right now—that quadrennial celebration of sport where cosmopolitan Americans flaunt their supposed sophistication by dressing up like low-brow Eurotrash in chavvy soccer training kits. There are a lot of arguments for America’s reluctance to fully embrace the world’s game, not least of which …