Trump acquired the stretch of abandoned rail yards running along the Hudson River from West 59th Street to West 72nd Street in 1985 for $115 million. He planned to build a $4.5 billion project called City,
What African Americans lost by aligning with the Democratic Party Days before the 1960 election, Coretta Scott King received a call from then-candidate John F. Kennedy while her husband was in a Georgia
The GOP has manufactured a fake rule: They claim that no president in the final year of his second term should be given the chance to place a new justice on the high court. This is plainly nonsense, as
Like most economists, I am strongly inclined toward free trade. I cringe to see the way it is under attack from both parties during this primary season. The two populist candidates are the worst offenders.
Abu Anis only realised something unusual was happening when he heard the sound of explosions coming from the old city on the western bank of the Tigris as it runs through Mosul. "I phoned some friends
This story is part of NPR's fact-checking series, Break It Down. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will face off in the Michigan primary on Tuesday, at a time when the state's major cities have seen days.
It’s not just bad – it’s intoxicatingly awful. But The Room has developed a cult following – and so has its mysterious creator, writes Nicholas Barber. How does it feel to pour your heart and soul into
1. Hillary Clinton, Rebel Girl? Punk rock legend Tobi Vail, founding member of Bikini Kill, sent a copyright infringement complaint to YouTube over use of the song "Rebel Girl" in a pro-Clinton advertisement
They are known as "idols" and their job is "to sell dreams". For decades, the young pop stars of Japan and South Korea have been the envy of teenagers. But behind the glamour, the lucrative industry is
I wish I had science to tell you if soulmates are in fact real, but instead I found a set of amazing research looking at whether the belief in soulmates helps or hurts us. It all boils down to how you
President Obama ruffled more than a few feathers in his final State of the Union address with his assertion that the ongoing violence in the Middle East is “rooted in conflicts that go back millennia.”
For the last three months, almost twenty thousand innocent Syrians, mostly civilians, have been murdered by the Russian aggression. What makes the picture uglier is that both results on the ground and
Despite all the criticism lobbied at country music this year, the genre had an undeniably great 2015. In the mainstream, radio tropes that became tired years ago finally began to crumble. In the indie
Venezuelans went to the polls on Sunday to elect all 167 members of the National Assembly amid tension caused by the country's worsening economic decline. The MUD opposition coalition won a majority of
As the outdoor farmers market season ends in Chicago and the suburbs, the winter market season opens. You can still buy the seasonal vegetables you love, plus eggs, breads, pickled items and much more.
Look more closely, said my friend. It isn't private or institutional investors buying. It is Russia. Russia's total reserves in US dollars have fallen recently (as you'd expect given the oil price collapse),
Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading. "Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,"
McConnell is having a hard time getting a simple-majority bill through the Senate. Senate Republicans’ carefully-laid plans to use a powerful fast-track tool to send an Obamacare repeal to President Barack
If a movie does well, or if it is based off an existing property, the likelihood that it will get a sequel is very high. Some sequels are simply pale imitations of their predecessors. Then, there are sequels
But the military display seemed faintly unreal while Russian warplanes were bombing Syrian rebels a few hundred kilometers to the east in a coordinated action with President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces