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Indigenous Canadian Women are Suffering a Murder Epidemic (VICE News: March 4, 2014)

Last week’s discovery of the body of Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student who disappeared while working on a thesis about missing and murdered Native Canadian women, sparked calls across the country for action.… Continue reading

Philly Union ‘THUGS’ Indicted for Violent Tactics (VICE News: February 28, 2014)

“It hit me like a ton of bricks.” That’s what Frank Siriani, president of the Pennsylvania Building and Trades Union, recalls of finding out about the arrests of 10 Philadelphia union members accused… Continue reading

Uganda’s ‘Miniskirt Ban’ is No Joke (VICE News: February 28, 2014)

While the international media focuses on Uganda’s recently signed anti-gay bill, a lesser-known pornography ban has wreaked havoc on the country’s women. After the bill was approved by parliament with references to indecent… Continue reading

The Turkish Prime Minister Is In Denial (VICE News: February 26, 2014)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent most of the last year deflecting his administration’s responsibility for everything from corruption scandals to the riots that have rocked the streets of Istanbul and… Continue reading

Burglar Steals Cash Register From Eyebrow-Threading Shop (DNAinfo: January 24th, 2014)

WILLIAMSBURG — A brazen burglar smashed his way into an eyebrow-threading shop and stole a cash register last week, police said. The suspect threw a rock at the glass door of Amazing Eyebrows… Continue reading

Brooklyn Designers Bring ‘Future Suede’ and Bamboo Slacks to Fashion Show (DNAinfo: January 22, 2014)

BROOKLYN — When it comes to being eco-conscious, these days it’s less about tree hugging and more about hip-hugging slacks made from organic bamboo and “future suede.” A host of North Brooklyn-based designers… Continue reading

A Guide To Volunteering In North Brooklyn On MLK Day (DNAinfo: January 19, 2014)

BROOKLYN — January 20th not only marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., it also represents the only federal holiday that is nationally mandated as a “day of service.” Designated by Congress… Continue reading

Max to Open in Williamsburg Next Month After Series of Delays (DNAinfo: January 15, 2014)

WILLIAMSBURG — After two years of building and construction issues, former East Village trattoria Max will open the doors to its new Williamsburg location on Driggs Avenue and South Second Street next month,… Continue reading

Bill De Blasio’s Diversity Opportunity (Daily Beast: January 12, 2014)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is under pressure to consider the FDNY’s pitiful diversity record when choosing a new fire commissioner. Pressure is mounting for newly inaugurated New York City mayor… Continue reading

Nobu-Trained Chef to Open Polish Restaurant in S&B Space (DNAinfo: January 9, 2014)

WILLIAMSBURG — A Nobu-trained chef with a restaurant mini-empire in Brooklyn is bringing his refined Polish fare to the heart of Williamsburg. Chef Krzysztof Drzewiecki — who owns four other eateries in North… Continue reading