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The 14 essential Spike Lee movies everyone should see

Spike Lee has spent the last three decades making some of the most important movies in the modern era of filmmaking.<p>From the socially conscious “Do The Right Thing” to the powerful “Malcolm X,” Lee has used the medium to shed light on some of the most important (and often ignored) issues of our …

Entertainment

16 Photos Show How This Ballet Company Prepares For The Nutcracker

The Brooklyn Ballet is literally dancing in the streets.<p>It's just before noon on Schermerhorn Street, and a woman rushing down the street is stopped cold in her tracks.<p>She stares through the window at two dozen young dancers who throw their bodies up in front of her, their arms spreading backward, …

The Arts

Coney Island Community Prepare A Feast for 1000

CONEY ISLAND – This Thanksgiving, the Coney Island community is doing all they can to make sure no one goes hungry. Every year for the last 20 years, …

Top events for biggest bar night of the year

Thanksgiving Eve is traditionally one of the biggest bar nights of the year and Foursquare has pulled the data to prove it. Based on last year’s …

Christmas

Film reviews round-up: Jane, Daddy's Home 2, Beach Rats, Lost in Paris

<b>Jane (PG)</b><p>★★★★☆<p><i>Dir. Brett Morgen, 90 mins, featuring: Jane Goodall</i><p>Brett Morgen is on the track of conservationist, Jane Goodall in his extraordinary …

Jane Goodall

Here's what's open Thanksgiving Day

Already finished eating turkey and avoiding talk of politics? Looking to get in the holiday spirit before heading home to put up that tree? Here's a …

Paul Brown Stadium

Love Never Dies: True love is more than the master and his muse

Love Never Dies Utica, NY, Christine and Gustave, photo by Joan Marcus, photo provided by Dr. Phillips Center<p>Does love see with the heart or do the …

Music

Link About It: NASA's Chainmail Tires for the Moon and Mars

NASA would go ahead and reinvent the wheel—and they have. In fact, it has been a necessary process, what with the Mars Rover launch planned in 2020. In an attempt to maximize both traction and durability, NASA engineer Colin Creager and materials scientist Santo Padula switched materials from the …

Oscars: Trying to Unpack a Stacked Lead Actress Field

It was clear at least as early as Labor Day, when the Telluride Film Festival played host to a number of contenders, that this year’s lead actress …

Saoirse Ronan

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Priyanka Chopra's new short hairstyle for Quantico season 3 will want you to hit the parlour right away! [PHOTOS]

Priyanka Chopra is in New York filming for ABC's hit show Quantico season 3 and she has a new hairstyle for the upcoming season.<p>Priyanka Chopra's …

Celebrity News (India)

America's favorite sandwiches tell of class and gender, and creativity

<i>Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or toasted? Mayo or mustard? White or whole wheat?</i><p><i>The Conversation reached out to five food historians and asked them to tell the story of a sandwich of their choosing. The responses</i> …

Restaurants

New diner to bring 1950s flair to Columbia

For those folks who have missed Nathan’s restaurant at 1840 Hampton St., near downtown Columbia, here’s good news: The Hampton Street Diner will open …

Restaurants

Review: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Canon EF Mount)

The Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM Art lens is the fastest aperture wide angle lens that you can currently find on the market, and it’s perfect in so many …

Photography

Colourful-Infused Impressions of Coney Island

The series Coney Island by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva brings back nostalgic memories of childhood outings to carnivals and beaches. …

Art

After Homelessness, He Longs for a ‘Space to Call My Own’

Evening walks along the boardwalk in Coney Island brought Keith Ford a modicum of peace when he was homeless. The dulcet sounds of crashing waves, he said, countered his anxiety during that turbulent time.<p>After his meditative ambling, Mr. Ford would board an F train and ride it back and forth for …

Crashing

Storms hit poorer people harder, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Maria

The ferocious “frankenstorm” known as Sandy that ripped through greater New York City five years ago remains one for the record books. Like this …

Weather

Woman punched by manspreading maniac getting hate mail

The woman who was slugged by a “manspreading” subway maniac says she‘s been getting racist, sexist hate mail online.

Crime

‘Manspreader’ arrested for punching subway rider in the face

Police said Saturday they arrested the manspreading jerk who slugged a woman in the face on a Brooklyn train.<p>Derek Smith, 56, of Brooklyn, was busted …

Crime

Florida Culture for the Week of November 18, 2017 By Josh Garrick

<b>Florida Culture for the Week of November 18, 2017 By Josh Garrick</b><p><b>Classics: BEETHOVEN & MOZART & the Orlando Philharmonic</b><br>TODAY – Nov 18 at 8 pm <br>If you …

Orchestras

A Local's Guide to a New York City Itinerary in 24 Hours

A Local’s Guide to a New York City Itinerary in 24 Hours<p>November 17, 2017<p>Mission Impossible: Creating a New York City Itinerary for 24 Hours<p>Your …

Asia Travel

Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

Lately I’ve been haunted by a photo. In it, a mother elephant and her baby are running across a road in West Bengal, India. The mother has her head down and ears forward, heading for safety in the trees. A ball of fire clings to her right foot; her tail appears singed. The baby’s hind legs are …

Wildlife

The “Native New Yorker” Party Series Returns

Nicky Siano and Justin Strauss recall night life’s loftiest eras.<p>Boasting of being a native New Yorker counted for more in the Big Apple’s ruder times; these days, the claim rarely has any social benefit. Still, we can all agree that it made for a great Odyssey song. In 1977, at the height of disco …

Culture

MTA operator caught on video dragging man on train suspended

A subway operator caught on camera dragging and kicking a man out of a G train, has been suspended without pay, along with his boss

Policing

Carl’s Jr. May Sprinkle Its Bro-y Burgers All Over NYC

The chain is opening a two-story Midtown location next year<p>Fast-food burger chain <b>Carl’s Jr.</b> — known for its more than decade-long “slutburger” campaign and its divisive former CEO — might be eyeing a major New York expansion. Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the company is opening its first …

New York City

L.A.'s Tattoo Heritage — From the Pike to East L.A. — Is on Full Display

East L.A. tattoo legend Freddy Negrete spent Wednesday afternoon as you could imagine he typically would: hunched over a shirtless client, a tattoo …

Los Angeles

The Prime of New York City

<i>Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1918</i>, by Mike Wallace (Oxford University Press, 1,196 pp., $45)<p>For years, whenever mentioning …

7 fun, free things to do in New York City on New Year's Eve this year

New York City should be on everyone's list of once-in-a-lifetime New Year's Eve destinations.<p>The city is home to the world-famous Times Square ball drop, where last year more than two million people gathered in the chilly air to watch live performances and count down to midnight. And it's …

Business

Major has ideas about size of Astros parade, Diddy's new name, and WWE upset winners

This week's Pethouse Pet of the Week is an adorable beagle mix, available for adoption, who has strong opinions on who will win the World Wrestling …

Houston

'Wonder': Why?

Life is hard for the Pullmans, the affluent Brooklyn family at the heart of the watchable but underachieving <i>Wonder —</i> or at least that's what this semi-comic weepie sets out to demonstrate. Yet the Pullmans' troubles, which stem from their youngest member's medical condition, turn out to be as …

Culture