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If Virginia Beach had somehow slid into the sea in 1995, it’s impossible to even fathom how different music might sound today. Within a few years over the late ‘90s, the city produced Timbaland, Missy Elliott, the Neptunes, and Clipse, among others. And thanks to what those artists were doing, radio-ready rap and R&B became something altogether different and strange over the late ‘90s and early ‘00s--a haven for adventurous, way-out sounds, sounds that...
First they came for the bars. Now, Williamsburg and Greenpoint's Community Board 1 is effectively declaring a war on brunch, reports the Brooklyn Paper. Respecting the wishes of church-goers, the city has limited outdoor dining on Sunday mornings since at least 1971. Community Board 1 now wants to start enforcing this restriction, despite the fact that many in the community might prefer to celebrate the sanctity of Sunday morning with a bloody mary, or...
doubleadoublek.com Whether it’s Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett telling women seeking abortions they can just close their eyes to deal with mandatory ultrasounds, or a Georgia House rep regaling his colleagues with stories about delivering dead cow and chicken fetuses in order to justify women carrying dead human fetuses to term, the past few months have been rife with shockingly inept, old white men proposing shockingly inept things about women, vaginas and female health. We figured...
Presidents none. Walk down the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Celebrity Path, and you'll find the names of ballplayers, entertainers, writers and politicians who were all born in Kings County. But you won't find the name of any American president. Only one POTUS was a born New Yorker—Teddy Roosevelt came into the world in a Gramercy townhouse, and lived with his family there on E. 20th Street until he was 14, and they moved uptown. As the...

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