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Awkwafina Says She Was Scammed Out of $10 Trying to Get a Fake ID as a Teen: “Really Young and Stupid”

Awkwafina is detailing how her first attempt to get a fake ID did not go as planned. The Renfield star said on Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show that when she was a teenager, living in Queens, she and her friends would love taking the subway to other parts of New York City, specifically […]

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” Exhibition Debuts in Los Angeles

The strikethrough is a typographical choice that commands attention; it demands that you notice it to the temporary dismissal of everything else around it. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering painting prodigy who rose to great acclaim before his untimely death in 1988 at age 27, used this device on his canvases intentionally. In fact, for a […]

Mable Haddock, Black Public Media Founder, Dies at 74

Mable Haddock, the founding president and first CEO of Black Public Media, a major film and TV funding nonprofit, has died. She was 74. Haddock died Saturday in New York City of kidney disease after a brief hospitalization, it was announced Wednesday by Black Public Media. In the 1970s, Haddock saw a need to diversify stories […]

James R. Olson, ‘Andromeda Strain,’ ‘Rachel, Rachel’ Star, Dies at 91

James R. Olson, who starred opposite Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel and in the 1971 Michael Crichton plague thriller The Andromeda Strain, has died. He was 91. Olson died April 17 at his home in Malibu, The Malibu Times reported. Born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois, to Leroy and Florence Olson, Olson was […]

New York City to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private-Sector Employers

From multinational banks to corner grocery stores, all private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine mandates in the U.S. The move by Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as cases are climbing again in the […]

Former Police Captain Eric Adams Wins New York City Mayoral Race

Former police captain Eric Adams cruised to victory Tuesday to become the next mayor of New York as voters across the U.S. picked new city leaders from candidates who were largely defined by their stances on police and crime. Adams, who will become the second Black mayor of the nation’s largest city, first triumphed this […]

“Insanity” in the VIP Tent: Worker Shares Roller-Coaster Night Working NYC’s Homecoming Concert

As legendary crooner Barry Manilow commanded the stage singing his classic “Can’t Smile Without You” during Saturday’s “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert,” officials interrupted the show with an urgent message for 60,000 attendees looking on from the Central Park lawn: Go home. “Due to the approaching bad weather, all event participants should calmly move […]