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In the Times Square subway station, there are mosaic tiles that, if you know what to look for, resemble Confederate flags. In a 2012 article in Civil War Times magazine, historian Dr. David J. Jackowe claimed that architect Squire J. Vickers installed the tiles as a tribute to then-New York Times publisher Adolph Ochs’ Southern […]

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It’s not easy to rattle Pat Kiernan, but this morning, the news anchor was particularly incensed at the New York Times for failing to mention NY1 in their coverage of last night’s state comptroller debate that was produced by the local news network. And apparently this isn’t the first time that the paper of record […]

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On Sunday, the New York Times publicly endorsed the legalization of weed and this week, it followed up that op-ed with numerous articles supporting its position. The paper addressed some of the xenophobic and medically inaccurate myths surrounding the plant in the past, so we decided to take a took a look back at its archives to see how […]

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Today’s New York Times features a full-page ad from an organization affiliated with the Occupy Gezi protests commemorating the life of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who was killed by a police teargas canister during a demonstration. The group, called Gezi Democracy Movement, funded the ad on Indiegogo. “Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan died after 269 days in a […]

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The New York Times notoriously avoids printing curse words. They don’t print “fucks.” They don’t print “Fucked Up,” even when reviewing their album. They don’t even like printing “screw.” Watching their writers and editors weasel out of shit not fit to print is like reading absurdist literature. There’s Tumblr that highlights various instances of the strange shit that […]

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It’s been a cold, snowy winter, and every time a warm few days threatens to melt the perpetual snow cover, another storm comes and drops more. Based on data from the National Weather Service, the New York Times created this nifty animated infographic that tracks the amount of snow on the ground across the five boroughs and […]

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When Bill de Blasio addressed his decision not to close New York City schools for yesterday’s snowstorm, he pointed to history, noting that the city has only closed schools for snow 11 times since 1978. “Unlike some cities, we don’t shut down in the face of adversity,” he argued. “I’m going to make decisions based […]

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New York City got hit with a lot of snow last night. And while it will surely inconvenience us–and provide Bill de Blasio with the first big challenge of his brand new mayoralty–it will be nothing like the quaint, Dickensian chaos New Yorkers faced a century and a half ago, before the days of SUVs […]

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Beyond Bushwick, farther out than Bed-Stuy… There’s peyote. The New York Times investigates, as imagined by the Printed Internet. […]

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