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06.19.15 Prachi Gupta

Organizers of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, exasperated by the lack of response from the Daily News over a misogynistic and racist misrepresentation of the cultural event, have pulled all marketing and advertising from the paper. The outrage is over the Daily News’ use of this photo to represent the parade: The photo was taken […]

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03.31.15 Prachi Gupta

Well, this is sad. Numerous outlets are reporting that Cablevision is putting in a bid of $1 to buy beleaguered New York paper the Daily News. The upcoming bid isn’t, apparently, a joke. Reuters reports that there is at least some financial justification for straight-up trolling: Cablevision’s $1 bid takes into account the New York […]

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03.17.15 Liam Mathews

James O’Keefe, the right-wing’s garbage answer to both Michael Moore and Punk’d, is drawing attention again, this time for allegedly firing an employee who refused to strong-arm an operative into following a hidden-camera video script that would bait anti-police brutality protestors into making violent statements against police. His “investigative reporting”/propaganda organization Project Veritas recently used […]

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01.19.15 Prachi Gupta

As the nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and considers what progress America has made (and what it has not) in combating racism and social inequality, it is hard to think of a time when the eponymous civil rights pioneer was a divisive leader among even liberals and blacks. But in 1967, just a […]

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01.12.15 Prachi Gupta

In part of what French officials say is the nation’s largest turnout on record nationwide, an estimated 1.5 million people took to the streets in Paris on Sunday to show solidarity with satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo and the victims of subsequent terrorist attacks that killed 17 people last week. More than 40 world leaders […]

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06.05.14 Marina Galperina

Anna Politkovskaya, a hard-hitting journalist known for her reporting on corruption under Putin’s rule and the political misconduct of Russia’s Chechen War, was gunned down on the stairs of her Moscow apartment building on October 7, 2006. Her murder went unsolved for many years and the incompetent investigations and botched trails sparked outrage from rights groups world-wide. Former […]

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04.25.14 Andy Cush

April 15, 2014 may go down in history as the day that ended the debate on pot legalization. On that date, the Dayton City Paper published an installment of its “Debate Forum” column that focused on the issue, with the intent that one staff writer would argue in support of legalization and another would argue against it. […]

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01.02.14 Andy Cush

One month of its instatement, the NYPD’s blackout on local crime news is still in effect. In December, the department stopped allowing precincts to provide information about crime to reporters, instead funneling all requests through the office of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, effectively cutting off information about local crime. Brooklyn Daily and Gothamist dug into the […]

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12.31.13 Marina Galperina

Undoubtedly, 2013 has been a really crazy year for ANIMAL. We made even more stuff than last year. Here’s a roundup of the best short films, feature articles, city interventions, and more from our staff and freelances — in headlines. BMX CITI BIKE FEAR OF A BLACK SANTA WATCH ARTIST IMPLANT A NET ART RFID […]

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12.04.13 Andy Cush

Don’t jump–until the Post gets this picture for its cover! The New York Post’s poor taste reached a new low on Wednesday when the paper published on its cover a photo of a suicidal man on the Brooklyn Bridge along with a woman who was supposedly taking a “selfie” in front of him. With hundreds […]

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