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Good news from TV world: Patti Smith's best-selling 2010 memoir, Just Kids will be adapted into a miniseries by cable network Showtime. And, luckily, it won't be Disney-fied TV version of her story, since Smith will produce and co-write the series, along with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, currently showrunner for Showtime’s Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful. The book, which focused on Smith's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the crime-ridden New York City of the late 70s, won the 2010 National...
Subway performers--along with "pole hogs," manspreaders, and backpack-wearers--are one of the many targets of the MTA's latest shame-mongering "Courtesy Counts" campaign. “Poles Are For Your Safety, Not Your Latest Routine... A Subway Car Is No Place For Showtime" the signs scold. Despite what the MTA wants you to think, plenty commuters actually like watching these impromptu dance parties. And some might even be willing to pay more than $2.25 to watch them. A new interactive installation...
Now that the MTA has solved the pernicious problem of manspreading on the subways, it's decided to tackle other breaches of below ground-etiquette with a new round of shaming PSAs. The latest targets? Subway groomers, people with too many bags, and Showtime dancers. Via New York's Daily Intel, we learned of the MTA's new PSAs and tried to imagine a world in which we wouldn't occasionally get hit by an errant just-clipped fingernail or make room...
If you go to a couple's counselor, one of the techniques that the therapist might employ is to have both of you tell the story of how you met. It's a favorite trick of relationship researchers because the discrepancies in the stories can be so revealing, and the way that you tell the story is full of clues to the way you think about your relationship now. New York Times health reporter Tara Parker-Pope explains in...