Harvey Weinstein Finally Surrenders to Authorities on Sex Crime Charges

Harvey Weinstein surrendered to authorities in Manhattan Friday morning to face charges of rape and sexual abuse stemming from an investigation launched by the Manhattan District Attorney and New York Police Department. The alleged incidents took place in 2013 and 2004 and involve two women.  WATCH: @NBCNews Special Report: Harvey Weinstein turns himself into police. […]

The Factory That Oreos Built

The Factory That Oreos Built

If walls could speak, the brick at New York’s Chelsea Market would have more than a few stories to tell. Alphabet (the parent company of Google) purchased the building in March of 2018 for $ 2.4 billion—an earth-shattering figure even in New York City’s real estate market—but this isn’t a glittering, 21st-century beacon, a symbol […]

A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers

A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers

The way Bill Bowerman told the story, one of Nike’s greatest innovations came to him at breakfast. The University of Oregon track coach, who meticulously crafted custom shoes for each of his athletes, had been struggling to develop a shoe that the team could wear to train on surfaces other than the track. His “eureka” […]

It’s Time We Had a Talk About White People Calling the Cops on Black People

You may have heard about that unsettling incident last week—the one in which a white Yale graduate student called campus police on a black classmate who’d fallen asleep on the sofa in the common room of their student apartment building. Yale officers detained the black student, Lolade Siyonbola, for 15 minutes in order to, as […]

Manhattan District Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Minor Marijuana Cases

The district attorney’s office in Manhattan, New York City’s largest borough, will no longer file charges against defendants in most marijuana possession and smoking cases, the office announced on Tuesday. The move, aimed at reducing the racial disparity in marijuana prosecutions, the office said in a statement, will allow room for “limited exceptions” related to […]

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