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The CIA Can Do Mind Control
MK Ultra / College campuses, for starters / 1953-1973
“Huma? Hey, Honey? Was I Happy Before I Started Running for Mayor?”
And other questions about the strange (and quite possibly successful) candidacy of a punch line.
April showers bring May’s invasive species.
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‘I Know What The Shining Is Really About’: Inside the Crowded Cult at the Overlook Hotel
A new documentary explores the meanings that obsessive fans of the film have extracted.
The Tabs At Bat
In the other Subway Series, the News's wily veterans battle valiantly, but the Post's hungrier, nastier squad is on the verge of victory.
1999: A Bronx Odyssey
Joe DiMaggio embodied mid-century American values; Stanley Kubrick savagely satirized them. But the two Bronx geniuses were more alike than meets the eye.
Matt Shipp's Out
What happens when a great piano player makes music and no one's there to record it? That's what Lower East Side free-jazz legend Matt Shipp intends to find out.
Mom's Place in History
When Mom sold the house in Flushing, Queens, you could see the sweep of the immigrant saga -- and New York changing hands.
Hoofing it from Van Cortland Park to Coney Island in the company of Whitman, Hawthorne, and James P. Johnson. How one man lost himself to find the city.
Battered City Syndrome
In a city buckling under the weight of its own history, the question is: Whats going to break and when? A guide to urban decay.
Win, Place, Snow
Far from Saratoga and Churchill Downs -- but right here in South Ozone Park -- thousands of hard-core horse players routinely brave the elements for a fix of winter racing at Aqueduct.
Life in the Clouds
In a Chelsea storefront, the good life comes down to essentials: a hand-rolled cigar, a drop of Scotch, and a spot on the most comfortable couch in the whole world.
The Rockaways surfing set gives Dennis a hero's welcome.
The Generation Gap in My Living Room
What happens when the modern world -- goth style, Pokémon, God knows what -- takes hold of your children? Well, of course, you worry.
Sudac the Mysterious
The bleeding markings on the wrists and feet of Croatian priest Zlatko Sudac have made him an ecclesiastical superstar. He usually doesn't display them -- but have faith.
The Mean Street
The enduring frisson of the slums.
Boys don't sew. In the South Bronx, boys definitely don't sew. But Emilio Sosa did, and now he's one of the hottest costume designers in New York theater.
The Icon: Doll Face
David Johansen, the protean performer behind the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter, reinvents himself once more.
The Talking Cure
Loss, grief, anger, war, God, America the beautiful, and good old Downtown weirdness by the light of a million candles.